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Poll Tracker: Argentina's 2019 Presidential Elections

October 20, 2019

On August 11, Alberto Fernández surged to a 15-point win over President Mauricio Macri. What do the polls say about the two highest-polling candidates? Check out our tracker for more.
Argentine voters are concerned about the economy. Will it be ex-cabinet chief Alberto Fernández or President Macri who will address the issue? A look at Argentine presidential polling.

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.