Chavez leading rival Capriles by 10 points: Poll
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez held a 10-point lead over rival Henrique Capriles in one of the final polls ahead of the country's Oct 7 election, but the survey released on Tuesday showed the challenger narrowing the gap.
The poll by Datanalisis, one of Venezuela's most respected polling firms, found that about 49 per cent said they intend to vote for Mr Chavez and about 39 per cent said they plan to vote for Mr Capriles.
About 11 per cent didn't reveal a preference, said Mr Luis Vicente Leon, who heads the polling firm.
The results showed Mr Capriles narrowing the 46-31 per cent lead that Mr Chavez held in June's poll by the same company.