Two and a half months after the holding of the general elections, Laurentino Cortizo Cohen leads an opinion poll on voting intentions carried out by StratMark Consultores, SA, which is included in the list of those authorized by the Electoral Tribunal to carry out these analyzes .
From December to date there is no reported movement, despite the fact that in these last two months (January and February) important movements were made in each of the parties participating in the electoral process, political alliances were finalized and the candidacies for the vice-presidency on all payrolls.
Through a scientific consultation, the voting intention of the electorate was evaluated
The survey was conducted between February 9 and 11 of the current year and all the provinces were consulted, except Darién and the counties.
According to the results, the candidate of the Democratic Revolutionary Party, Laurentino Cortizo leads the intention to vote. Rómulo Roux follows and José Blandón is third.
The survey was applied between 9 and 11 February at the national level, with a personal home interview with simulated voting in a ballot box in a secret manner, according to the technical file delivered to La Estrella de Panamá and that rests in the archives of the Electoral Tribunal.
Cortizo, of the Democratic Revolutionary Party, who according to the study adds 48.7% of the intention to vote, doubles the percentage of his closest contender, Rómulo Roux, of the Cambio Democrático party, which scored 23.9% on the results.
In a third place appears the candidate of the Panameñista party, José Blandón, who marked an intention to vote of 10.8%.
From December to February, the four leading candidates have registered a slight movement. Cortizo rose 4 percentage points, from 44.5% to 48.7%.
In the case of Roux, the difference was tenths, rising from 23.1% to 23.9%.
While Blandón fell from 13.4% to 10.8% in the intention to vote, according to the study.
A similar behavior was had by the free candidate Ana Matilde Gómez, who from 9.2% went to 6.1%.
The numbers vary when asking: ‘Regardless of your electoral preference, which candidate do you think you will win?’, Where Cortizo goes to 53.8% and Roux stands at 22.9%, while Blandón at 7.3% and Gómez at 3.1%. .
Among the candidates, a second group is evident, although not so far from Blandón, in third place. It is headed by the deputy and candidate Ana Matilde Gómez, who registers 6.1% of the intention of votes of the electorate for next May.
The only candidate of political party that is part of this group is Saúl Méndez, who according to the study has achieved 2.4% of the intention of votes.
They are followed by Ricardo Lombana, with 0.8%; and in the last place would be the aspirant Marco Ameglio, with 0.8% of intention to vote.
The answer of ‘none’ surpasses all the candidates that appear in this second group, and reaches 6.5%.
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