UHURU KENYATTA overtakes RAILA ODINGA for the PRESIDENTIAL vote – IPSOS/SYNOVATE POLL
Source: The Kenyan DAILY POST Politics 03:29
Friday, the 22nd of February 2013 – With just nine days to go to the March 4th elections, a new poll by Ipsos Synovate has shown that the Jubilee alliance flag bearer Uhuru Kenyatta has overtaken CORD’s Raila Odinga in terms of popularity with the electorate.
According to the poll, if elections were held today Uhuru would win with 44.8% of the vote while Raila would follow closely behind with 44.4% of the vote.
This latest poll, besides resting the argument about whether or not there will be a runoff, gives credence to the belief that a win in the March 4th election could be as slim as less than half a million votes.
The Ipsos poll also shows that the rest of the competition is trailing Uhuru and Raila by quite a distance. Musalia Mudavadi leads this chasing pack with followed by Peter Kenneth with 1.6%.
In terms of coalitions, Jubilee leads with Jubilee 45.1% followed by CORD with 44%.
The poll also shows that the ICC question is the biggest factor preventing Kenyans from voting for Uhuru with 56% of Kenyans saying that they don’t think he and his running mate William Ruto can run the country effectively while still having to attend trail sessions at the Hague.
On the same issue, 48% of Kenyans say that statements by foreign diplomats on Uhuru and Ruto could sway the elections.