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A new survey shows the Rafael Correa ally leading with less than two months remaining for the election.
Leftist Presidential candidate Andres Arauz is highly favored, showing a 13.6% lead with less than two months to go for Ecuador's presidential election. The Latin American Strategic Center for Geopolitics (CELAG) released its latest survey on Ecuador's political-electoral situation on Friday, based on 3,000 face-to-face interviews conducted throughout the country.
Andrés Arauz leads the electoral preferences with 36.5% of voting intention, followed by businessman Álvaro Noboa (22.9%), Yaku Pérez, the candidate of Packakutik (21.2%) and the banker from Guayaquil, Guillermo Lasso (13.6%). Ximena Peña, candidate for the list backed by current President Lenín Moreno, has a voting intention of 1.2%. The other candidates who will participate in the contest do not exceed 1.5% of the preferences.
Righ-wing Guillermo Lasso came in a close second in the 2017 presdiential election and led claims of fraud against the Alianza PAIS candidate at the time Lenin Moreno, who came to the presidency in a second round vote.
The study, coordinated by Gisela Brito from CELAG's Public Opinion Area, highlights citizen perception of the political and economic situation and their electoral preferences going into the 2021 presidential election. The fieldwork was carried out between November 25 and December 13, in 40 localities in 19 provinces of the country.
The latest poll by @CELAGeopolitica ahead of February's elections shows left-wing candidate Andrés Arauz in the lead with 36.5% of voter's intention. He is followed by Álvaro Noboa in 2nd place and Yaku Pérez in 3rd. Meanwhile, banker Guillermo Lasso stands a distant 4th. pic.twitter.com/WLu1HOo8rt
���� | A menos de dos meses para los comicios que se celebrarán el domingo 7 de febrero, CELAG presenta una encuesta de alcance nacional sobre la situación político electoral del Ecuador, basada en 3.000 entrevistas presenciales realizadas en todo el paíshttps://t.co/RwLWovx5uh
Two months prior to the elections to be held in February 7, CELAG presents a nationwide survey
on the electoral political situation in Ecuador, based on 3,000 face-to-face interviews conducted throughout the country.
When asked about the goals to be achieved in the near future, 45% of respondents mentioned the aspiration of being able to cancel their debts as the first or second option. This data shows the impact that the economic crisis is having on the country and is related to the level of debt of the population surveyed by CELAG in July 2020, when 48% said they had had to resort to loans to be able to pay their expenses.
In this context, 54% consider that the cost of access to the internet, a basic service during the pandemic, is excessive, and 71% state that in order to face the crisis it is necessary for those with greater resources to contribute in greater proportion.
When asked about the global evaluation of the previous government's management, 47% considered that Rafael Correa's management as President of Ecuador was good, 35% considered it regular and 14% bad. Earlier this year, Correa was barred from running in this election for what he and allies say were politically motivated reasons. He and the Citizens' Revolution have since thrown their support behind the Arauz-Rabascall ticket.
The country has seen waves of protest in recent months, against the neoliberal government, under whose mandate unemployment has skyrocketted.