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Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador greets supporters at a campaign rally in Cuautitlan Izcalli, Mexico, on June 6. A new poll shows his support in the presidential election rising, although he remains well behind front-runner Enrique Pena Nieto, a centrist. Mr. Lopez Obrador is a leftist. (Associated Press)

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador greets supporters at a campaign rally in Cuautitlan Izcalli, Mexico, on June 6. A new poll shows his support in the presidential election rising, although he remains well behind front-runner Enrique Pena Nieto, a centrist. Mr. Lopez Obrador is a leftist. (Associated Press)

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