Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Venezuela: Chavez with 22 Point Lead in Poll

Despite the best efforts of the capitalist press to say otherwise, Hugo Chavez appears to be sailing towards a resounding victory in next month's election.

International Herald Tribune
CARACAS, Venezuela: With less than a month until the Venezuelan presidential vote, President Hugo Chavez has a 22-point lead over his leading rival, according to a poll commissioned by the state oil company and released Tuesday.

U.S.-based pollster Evans/McDonough Company and Venezuelan company Consultores 30.11 found 57-percent support for Chavez versus 35 percent for challenger Manuel Rosales in what the they said was the largest Venezuelan election poll this year.

Chavez, upon hearing of the results, predicted a "big victory" and said the backing comes in spite of an opposition media campaign to confuse Venezuelans.

The poll indicated that Venezuelans' perceptions of how the country is faring have changed little since they voted overwhelmingly to keep Chavez in power two years ago in a recall referendum, according to the pollsters.

The poll found that 53 percent said they had a positive perception of Chavez's government, while 37 percent said they had a negative perception and the remainder said neither.

Chavez expressed concern that more than a third were negative about his administration, saying, "we still have a lot of work to do."

Asked about Chavez's proposal to construct a socialist state in Venezuela, 43 percent said they either agreed or strongly agreed, while 38 percent disagreed or strongly disagreed...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

In a speech Tuesday, Chávez criticized the decision of an Iraqi court to sentence former dictator Saddam Hussein to the death penalty. "If sentencing is to be done," Chávez said, "the first one to be given the most severe sentence this planet has to offer should be the president of the United States, if we're talking about genocidal presidents."

Bush sentenced to death? Bush on par with Saddam?

I suppose you will defend this as just another joke by the comedian himself, no?

5:19 PM  

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