The precampaign to be the candidate for Mexico City governor is almost over.
There was a debate and all the candidates were very soft on each other.
Chertorivsky campaigned throughly around the city, had a lot of ads in social media, proposed to legalize mariguana home gardens for self consumption, to move city government agencies to the East side of the city -where most people live- when the new airport is finished, sports programs for the youth, etc etc.
He also tried to act like some one from the 'hood
, he even changed his tone to sound more "popular".
Only at the end he started to critisize Barrales.
Ahued campaigned at the beginning, but faded. Went from open spaces to more cozy ones.
Barrales, instead, started late, preferred to go to her party's strongholds, managed to gather a multitude of women, and stressed her campaign on civil and human rights.
The (non-official) poll I have read says:
Barrales is better known (87% vs 74% Chertorivski and 47% Ahued)
Chertorivski has a more favorable political image: +11.6 (the difference between those who have a good opinion of him and those who have a bad one), against Ahued's +6.6 and Barrales -10.7%
Chertorivski is a bit more competitive than Barrales against Morena's candidate Sheinbaum, but they all lose by a double digit margin.
Barrales is more prone to be preferred by PRD members (57%) and PAN members (49%)
Ahued, Barrales and Chertorivski
The latest poll has:
Morena (Sheinbaum) 32%
Front (Chertorivski) 23% (Barrales) 22%
PRI (Mikel Arriola) 8%
Independent (González Zirión) 2%
Sheinbaum started her campaign with a god motto: "Innovation and hope", and bettering the city's collapsed mobility; she will stress on the fact that she's a scientist. I think that's a better strategy than playing 'hood.
Poor Mikel Arriola is a very nice guy, but he's accumulating negative opinions because of the mere fact that he's the PRI candidate.
His campaign, I must add, works only for an ideological minority: he'll change "20 years of bad left-wing governments".
The city is evidently better now than 20 years ago.
I hope the pictures tell you something about the candidates.
In any case, I think each Mexico City (pre)candidate is better than his presidential counterpart.