Thursday, July 14, 2011

How education mattered for vote choice in Mexico State, July 3

This image, based on a Mexico City exit poll on July 3 and courtesy of Parametría / Animal Político, is truly revealing: The graph below shows how education mattered for the vote choice:

Based on exit polls on July 3, 2011, Mexico State

El País editorial: What the Spanish think of Enrique Peña Nieto

A recent editorial in the great Spanish newspaper El País that had gotten by me sums up Enrique Peña Nieto nicely:
For next year, the PRI, located in a vague center-left, could count as a candidate Enrique Peña Nieto, despite that some of the economic and social indicators of Mexico State are down in the ground. Peña Nieto has learned to adapt with great professionalism to the new times and the demands of television.
As for practical results - he's been a big disappointment. The contrast with Marcelo Ebrard, who has been an excellent mayor of Mexico City, could hardly be greater.