Factbox: Recent polls in Peru's presidential race

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Posted: Jun 03, 2011 2:29 PM
Factbox: Recent polls in Peru's presidential race

LIMA (Reuters) - Right-wing lawmaker Keiko Fujimori has a narrow lead in two polls ahead of Peru's June 5 presidential election while two others give left-wing former army officer Ollanta Humala a slight advantage.

Peruvian election law prohibits polling firms from publicly disclosing the results of their surveys in the final week of campaigning though they continue polling for private companies.

A poll from Datum seen by Reuters on Friday said Fujimori's lead had narrowed to 1.2 percentage points.

Later on Friday a poll by Lima's Catholic University seen by a source familiar with the data gave Humala a 3.6-point lead.

Fujimori is trying to distinguish herself from her father, former President Alberto Fujimori, who is in jail for human rights abuses and corruption.

Humala seeks to convince moderate voters that he has abandoned a radical past, including ties to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, and would prudently manage one of the world's fastest-growing economies.

Below are the latest polls, which have margins of error of between 1.4 and 3 percentage points. The polls were conducted by mock vote, where those surveyed filled out and submitted ballots.

SURVEY GROUP FUJIMORI HUMALA

(percent)

- Datum (1) 50.6 49.4

- Ipsos Apoyo (2) 51.1 48.9

- CPI (3) 49.5 50.5

- Catholic University (4) 48.2 51.8

(1) Mock vote done May 31-June 1, seen by Reuters.

(2) Mock vote done May 28-June 1, seen by Reuters.

(3) Mock vote done June 1 and 2, poll seen by source.

(4) Mock vote done June 2, poll seen by source.

(Reporting by Lima Newsroom)