Enrique Pena Nieto, the man polls say will be elected Mexico's next president, wrapped up his national campaign Wednesday with a colorful rally in the city that saw his political rise.
Thousands of supporters dressed in red and white, the campaign colors, waved banners and chanted slogans in the main Toluca town square as their candidate vowed victory in Sunday's presidential vote.
"We want a country at peace for all Mexicans, with safety and security," Pena Nieto told a crowd packed into the Toluca main square that responded by chanting "Enrique, Enrique!"
He called for a "new direction" for the country, "so that each Mexican family can have obtain higher income," and promised more money for Mexican farmers, lower utility rates and an overhaul of the social security system.
"My priority will be to battle the poverty in our country at its roots," he told the crowd.
Pena Nieto is running well ahead in Wednesday's latest polls -- by law the final ones before the Sunday vote -- which predict he will win by a 10-17 point margin over Andres Lopez Obrador from the leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD).
Josefina Vazquez Mota, bidding to be the Latin American nation's first woman president, and who represents President Felipe Calderon's ruling conservative National Action Party (PAN), is running third with about 24 percent support.
By law Calderon cannot run for re-election.
The handsome, telegenic Pena Nieto 45, has run a model campaign, attracting a loyal fan base, appearing in photos with other youthful candidates -- often women -- and rubbing shoulders with local celebrities.
He is married to telenovela star Angelica Rivera, his second wife, star of Televisa's hit soap "Distilling Love."
One enthusiastic supporter, Margarita Hernandez, 47, and her group of female PRI loyalists made their feelings plain.
"Enrique, bombon, I want you on my mattress!" she cried out, smiling.
As soon as he finished speaking, a muscular fellow in a tight v-neck t-shirt jumped on stage to hug him. "Oooh, that's Alejandro Fernandez!" cried out a middle-aged woman. Fernandez, 41, is a well know Mexican ranchera and pop singer.