Wednesday, June 28, 2006
MEXICO CITY -- My totally unscientific survey of the first people I talked to after arriving in Mexico City last night (the taxi driver, the four employees at the hotel counter, and the hotel bus boy) shows that left-of-center former Mexico City mayor Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has the best chance of winning Sunday's presidential elections. Three people told me they will vote for AMLO, and one for Felipe Calderon. My poll has a margin of error of about 100 percent. But my first impression is that if all people who say they will vote for AMLO turn out to vote Sunday -- a big if -- the election is for him to lose.