MADRID (Reuters) - The Socialists of outgoing Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez were seen ahead in Spain’s election but well short of a majority as polls closed on Sunday, according to a survey by GAD3 published shortly after mainland voting ended.
The survey for public broadcaster RTVE, based on voter intentions collated between April 22 and 27, showed no single party close to winning a parliamentary majority.
The GAD3 poll also gave no clear advantage to either the leftist or rightist bloc of parties.
In recent elections, early evening opinion polls carried out with a different methodology failed to give an accurate picture of the eventual outcome.
Reporting by Madrid bureau; editing by John Stonestreet