Poll Tracker: Argentina's 2019 Presidential Elections

By Luisa Horwitz

Six tickets will compete in the October 27 first round, but the race comes down to Alberto Fernández versus President Mauricio Macri. 

Argentina’s presidential primaries delivered a plot twist. In the August 11 elections, known as the PASO, Alberto Fernández—along with his vice-presidential partner and ex-President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner—garnered 47.7 percent of the vote, 15 points over incumbent Mauricio Macri and his running mate, Miguel Ángel Pichetto. Why the surprise? Polls had projected around a seven-point lead for the Fernández ticket.

Next comes the general election on October 27. A presidential candidate wins outright in that first round by getting 45 percent of the vote or 40 percent with a 10-point lead over the nearest competitor. If not, a runoff takes place November 24.

Voters are mainly concerned about the economy, and it is what may be the deciding factor for many on the fence on election day.

AS/COA Online looks at how major pollsters are viewing the competition.

This article was originally published September 18 and has been subsequently updated as new polls become available.