Recent poll gives Chávez 14.7 points ahead of Capriles
Datanálisis survey: Chávez 43.8 percent; Capriles 29.1 percent
The poll, conducted from September 10 through September 16, shows that voting intention in favor of Chávez was 43.8 percent, whereas that of Capriles was 29.1 percent.
The results were based on a sample comprising 1,200 phone calls, with a 2.7 percent margin of error and 95 percent reliability. "Only people who stated to be "somewhat sure" "or very sure" about going to the polls on October 7 were interviewed", the poll's data sheet made it clear. Moreover, the telephone survey report shows a 23.2 percent of undecided voters.
The Datanálisis survey conducted the previous week (from September 3 through September 8) showed a 43.1 percent voting intention in favor of President Chávez, whereas Capriles recorded 30 percent. The poll found a 23 percent of undecided voters.
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."