Local May 14, 2012 | 7:03 am

Greenberg survey: Ruling party candidate leads 51 to 46% one week to polls

SANTO DOMINGO.- With just one week to the May 20 presidential election Dominican Republic’s ruling PLD party candidate Danilo Medina maintains an edge for a win in the first ballot, five points over candidate opposition PRD party rival and ex president Hipólito Mejía.

The figures in the latest survey by pollster Greenberg Quinlan Rosner for newspaper Diario Libre show Medina has 51 percent of the votes to Mejia’s 46 percent.

Among the population most likely to vote, or 72 percent of the electorate, both candidates score higher, with Medina 52 percent and Mejía 47%.

The survey from May 2 to 7 by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research based in Washington, D.C., interviewed 1,022 eligible voters, 737 of which said they would probably vote. Its margin of error is 3.1 to 3.6%, with a confidence level of 95 percent.

Anohther survey

A survey by the pollster Alfonso, Cabrera y Asociados found that Medina leads with 53.6% of the voters to Mejia’s 43.3%.

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