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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

2017 Presidential Election Polls in Ecuador - anecdotal evidence. March 2017.

During month of March I carried out my own poll, asking random people in Quito who is their Presidential candidate, for whom they'll vote in coming elections. I would never ask this question in US, but here in Ecuador, in my opinion, people are more easy going, they didn't mind my question.
Here are my results. I grouped them as I could.
Taxi drivers: 11 of them, one said that he'll vote for Lenin, one was undecided, nine - for Lasso.
Small business owners: 6 shopkeepers polled, one will vote for Lenin, five for Lasso
Concierges: 2 of them, one for Lenin, one for Lasso.
My neighbors:  8 of them, one will null his vote, two for Lenin and five for Lasso.

My anecdotal statistics: 
Total participants: 27  (100%)
undecided:           1  appr  3.5%
null vote:              1  appr  3.5%
Lenin:                   5 appr  19%
Lasso:                  20 appr 74%

Election day, second round, is on Sunday, April 2.

source: https://en.wikipedia/Lenin_Moreno
Lenín Boltaire Moreno Garcés (born 19 March 1953) is an Ecuadorian politician who served as Vice President of the republic from 2007 to 2013, serving under President Rafael Correa. His election as Vice President was notable because as a paraplegic. On 1 October 2016, he was nominated as the candidate for Correa's Alianza País in the 2017 presidential election.

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guillermo_Lasso
Guillermo Alberto Santiago Lasso Mendoza (born 16 November 1955) is an Ecuadorian businessman and politician, presidential candidate for the Ecuadorian general election, 2013 for the party Creating Opportunities. 
In early 2017, Lasso launched his second presidential campaign to succeed incumbent President Correa for Creating Opportunities in the 2017 presidential elections, as Correa had already served his two-term constitutionally defined limit.


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