The most recent Datum poll – published in Peru21 – shows that the presidential candidate Pedro Castillo (Peru Libre) obtains 41% of the intention to vote, while the candidate Keiko Fujimori (Popular Force) reaches 36%. The distance between the two politicians with respect to the previous study by the same polling company has been reduced from 9 to 5 points.
In the previous Datum poll, conducted between April 27 and 29, the Peru Libre candidate had 43% of the electorate’s preferences and the Popular Force candidate 34%.
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The current study –with a view to the second electoral round- show that un 11% would vote white or flawed and 12% still do not know who to support.
In addition, 58% of respondents already have their vote decided, an increase compared to 55% at the end of April. 30% are still evaluating it, while 10% have not yet thought of anything. Only 2% answer that they do not know.
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Of the total interviewees, 77% indicated that they are aware of the meeting that took place in Chota, Cajamarca, between Pedro Castillo and Keiko Fujimori. Of that figure, 44% consider that the Fuerza Popular candidate won the debate, while 32% point to Castillo Terrones as the winner of the controversy.
Regarding the influence of the debate, Datum reports that 4% of those surveyed said that they changed their vote after listening to the candidates in Chota, while a 8% are thinking about modifying their decision and 88% remain in their position.
Surveyor: SAN International Datum registration number 0002-REE
Financing: El Comercio Publishing Company
Sample size: 1203 effective surveys
Margin of error: +/- 2.8%. Confidence level: 95%
Field date: May 5 and 6, 2021
Target group: men and women, from 18 to 70 years of age, belonging to all socioeconomic levels, considering urban and rural areas.
Technique: face-to-face surveys at home.
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