Nieto's Lead Slips As Mexico Students Protest Election Media Coverage
The Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, ruled Mexico until 2002. Demonstrators accused the PRI of stealing public money, rigging elections and silencing dissenters. Nieto denied the accusations, claiming the party has changed and is capable of severely reducing the drug violence.
The latest poll released today shows Nieto leading the other presidential candidates by 20 points but his lead has slipped more than 2 percent over the past month.
Elections are scheduled for July 1.