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Mexico's populist enigma closes in on the presidency

Barring a shocking turn of events, leftist Andrés Manuel López Obrador will be elected Mexico's president on Sunday.

Data: Consulta Mitofsky; Note: Survey of 1,000 voters; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

Between the lines: AMLO, as he is known, has played the roles both of rabble-rousing revolutionary and common sense pragmatist — it's not always clear which version Mexico is about to elect.