Just one in 10 voters believe opposition presidential hopeful Alberto Fernández would call the shots in the Casa Rosada, if he were to win the October elections with his running-mate, vice-presidential candidate Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
Sixty-two percent of voters said former president Fernández de Kirchner would be the ultimate decision-maker if the duo were elected into office, the Centre for Public Opinion (COPUB) at the University of Belgrano reported.
Fernández de Kirchner's "decision to seek the candidacy for vice-president on the ticket [with Alberto Fernández as candidate for president] surprised most people," COPUB director Orlando D'Adamo said. "Just five percent of those polled said they expected such decision, against 69 percent who said they did not."
"The main reasons in public opinion about why the former president [Fernández de Kirchner] made this decision are related to [her perceived] fear of losing the October elections and her desire to reduce social polarisation," said D'Adamo.
Just five percent chose corruption as the central issue in this year's election, it found.
In a sign of political fatigue, with the make-up of tickets being debated endlessly in local media outlets, Sixty-two percent of voters expressed "disinterest" in the ongoing negotiations over candidacies, COPUB said.