Tuesday, March 17 2009 @ 07:55 AM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - In the most recent weekly polling results published by TVN Channel 2 and taken by the company Ditcher & Neira, when asked "If the elections of 2009 were held today, for whom would you vote for President of the Republic? - the candidate from the Cambio Democratico political party, Ricardo Martinelli, received 52% compared to just 34% for Balbina Herrera. This represents an 18% advantage for Martinelli. Over the last three weeks Martinelli has been gaining about one point per week while Balbina Herrera has lost three percentage points in the last two weeks. Guillermo Endara is now down to just 3%, and the undecideds are now at 10%. The biggest change in this poll was the numbers for Bobby Velasquez who is running as the PRD candidate for the position of Mayor of Panama City. He dropped 9%, down to 43% while opposition candidate Bosco Vallarino five points up to 30%. Bobby Velasquez has lost 13% in two weeks in a direct response to the allegations made by Colombian David Murcia from his prison cell in Bogota, alleging he made a $6 million dollar political donation or contribution to the campaigns of the PRD candidates in Panama in June of 2008.
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