"This is part of a political game - a dirty war played by the Venezuela right-wing."
"Journalists who have reported these polls believing them to be credible have later been embarrassed to have found themselves exploited for political motives."
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"Given that polling is not permitted on election day in Venezuela, any such polls should be treated skeptically."
"There is the very real risk that this is part of a propaganda war by sections of the right-wing opposition with the aim of creating destabilization and unrest."- Advertisement -
"It would be irresponsible of journalists to give this poll any credence. To use it risks inadvertently supporting a campaign from the more extreme sections of the Venezuelan opposition to try to claim that any defeat at today's election is simply the result of fraud."
"As both campaigns said earlier today, people should await the official results from that will be released in the next few hours."
The Times called Chavez a longtime "fiery foe of Washington." He's opposes neoliberal injustice and imperial ravaging. Times editorial policy supports them.
The article claimed Chavez is "an ailing and politically weakened winner facing an emboldened opposition that grew stronger and more confident as the voting neared, and held out hope that an upset victory was within reach."
In fact, opposition insiders knew they had no chance and said so. Capriles was too far behind to win. Days before October 7, cohesion among them began disintegrating. A previous article discussed it. Corporate media scoundrels said nothing.