Uhuru still most popular presidential candidate – pollster
If elections were held today, President Uhuru Kenyatta would garner 47 percent of the total votes cast, while opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, would get 44 percent.
This is according poll released by research firm IPSOS which shows that NASA enjoys a following of 45% countrywide against Jubilee’s 41%.
Another 5% of the voters still remain undecided on whom to vote for in the August 8 polls while 3% refused to answer.
Raila leads in Nairobi, Coast, North Eastern, Nyanza, Western, Lower Eastern, and pastoralists’ Rift areas while
Uhuru leads in Central, Upper Eastern, and Central Rift.
According to Tom Wolf, the lead researcher at IPSOS, the survey was conducted by the firm and sampled 4,308 respondents.
“This was a household based survey. We had a sample size of 4,308 respondents,” said Wolf.
He further noted that the poll focused on the registered voters.
“We insisted on confirming which polling stations the respondents were registered,” he added.
The poll also shows that 50 percent of Kenyans feel the country is heading in the wrong direction while only 38 percent believe Kenya is on the right path.
Another 10 percent are not sure on whether the country is heading in the right or wrong direction.
The research was conducted between July 3 and 12.
The IPSOS poll comes a few hours after another pollster, Infotrack, placed Raila ahead of Uhuru having gathered a 49 percent approval rating against Uhuru’s 48 percent.