Costa Rica Coffee Guide

New poll in Costa Rica: another small Fabricio lead, another statistical dead heat

March 23, 2018

The two candidates for the presidency of Costa Rica, the evangelical preacher Fabricio Alvarado and the former Cabinet minister Carlos Alvarado, continue to show a statistical dead heat, according to a poll published Friday.

The Center for Research and Political Studies (CIEP) poll indicates that Fabricio Alvarado, a former legislative representative from the conservative National Restoration Party, has 43 percent of support from those who plan to vote, versus 42 percent for Carlos Alvarado (no relation) running for the Citizen Action Party (PAC), center left.

The remaining 15 percent declares itself undecided, according to the CIEP, an institution of the University of Costa Rica (UCR).

The poll was carried out between March 19-21 with 1,202 people and has a margin of error of 2.8 points.

Within the surveyed, 31 percent indicated that they wouldn’t vote on April 1, Easter Sunday.

The new poll shows that Carlos Alvarado is receiving more support from people who voted for other parties in the first round on Feb. 4, while Fabricio Alvarado tends to receive more support from whom abstained from voting in the first round.

You may be interested

Costa Rica expands vehicular restrictions, places much of GAM under orange alert
Costa Rica
20540 views
Costa Rica
20540 views

Costa Rica expands vehicular restrictions, places much of GAM under orange alert

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 2, 2020

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) on Thursday placed much of Costa Rica's Greater Metropolitan Area under an orange alert and…

Costa Rica coronavirus data for July 2, 2020
Costa Rica
21118 views
Costa Rica
21118 views

Costa Rica coronavirus data for July 2, 2020

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 2, 2020

Costa Rica confirmed 270 new cases of the coronavirus over the past day, totaling 4,023 cumulative known cases, the Health…

Essential groceries, some tourist services more expensive in Costa Rica as of July 1
Costa Rica
8437 views
Costa Rica
8437 views

Essential groceries, some tourist services more expensive in Costa Rica as of July 1

The Tico Times - July 2, 2020

Nearly 200 products included in Costa Rica's  canasta básica, a grouping of essential goods, are more expensive as of July…