Poll: Leftist Pedro Castillo holds commanding lead over Keiko Fujimori

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Poll: Leftist Pedro Castillo holds commanding lead over Keiko Fujimori

Peiko Fujimori'sFujimori's leftist presidential contender Pedro Castillo maintained a much reduced but commanding lead over Keiko Castillo before the June 6 election, according to a poll published Friday by Datum.

The survey, taken on April 27 -- 29, shows Fujimori with 44% of the voter preference, against 34% for former lawmaker Castillo.A total 11% of voters remain undecided, and 11% plan to cast blank or invalid ballots.

Fujimori's lead over Castillo has narrowed by five points since the last Datum Survey was conducted April 16 - 20.

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In a sign of how polarized the race is, 49% of those who intended to vote for Castillo said they were doing so because they're rejected Fujimori.Similarly, 59% of those voting for Castillo said that they were doing so because of their dislike of Fujimori.

In addition, 49% of respondents said that they expected Fujimori - daughter of sentenced former president Alberto Fujimori - to be an 'authoritarian leader.Some 42% said they thought Castillo would create a leftist government like Venezuela.

The poll tracks with other surveys that show Castillo with a significant lead.

The Datum Survey of 1,205 people had a margin of error of - 2.8%.

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