According to the new Celag poll carried out in Colombia, the 40th survey in Latin America in the last four years, and the eighth in this country, Petro is 21 points ahead of Federico Gutierrez, of Equipo por Colombia (right wing), who obtains a 22 percent voting intention.
He is followed by Rodolfo Hernandez of the LIGA de Gobernantes Anti-corrupcion (12 percent) and Sergio Fajardo of Centro Esperanza (nine percent).
The rest of the contenders obtain values lower than two percent, said the poll released on Thursday.
It points out that the projection on valid votes places Gustavo Petro only two points away from the 50 percent needed to be proclaimed president in the first round.
It refers that, in a hypothetical second round scenario, Petro would win by almost 20 points of difference to Gutierrez.
The Historical Pact is a coalition of alternative, progressive and left-wing forces in Colombia whose government program is built from the proposals and needs expressed by the Colombian population.
The survey was conducted between April 1 and April 19, 2022, through 3, 064 face-to-face interviews in households in the 25 most populated departments of the country, in both urban and rural localities, controlling quotas of gender, age and socioeconomic strata.