Uhuru leads Raila in Ipsos poll

Ipsos-Synovate map showing the strongholds of Jubilee and Cord coalitions

Ipsos-Synovate map showing the strongholds of Jubilee and Cord coalitions

Jubilee presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta’s popularity has overtaken that of Cord Alliance Raila Odibnga  nine days to the Kenya general elections schedule for March 4.

Opinion poll results released today by Ipsos-Syovate shows that Uhuru Kenyatta popularity is at 44.8%, higher than that of his rival Raila Odinga’s 44.4%. It is the first time Uhuru Kenyatta has taken the lead in the polls.

The presidential race looks like it will be a two-horse race after Musalia Mudavadi was rated at 5.2%, Peter Kenneth 1.6%, Martha Karua 0.8%, Abduba Dida 0.2% and Prof James ole Kiyiapi at 0.1% .

The polls however shows that there is a likelihood of a runoff,none of the two leading contenders has managed the 50+1 votes.

In run off Raila will win the elections with 29%, Uhuru 12%, undecided 37% and others 21%.

Uhuru Kenyatta leads in 20 Counties while Raila leads in 19 with 4 battle ground counties and 4 contested counties.

At least 33% say the reason for supporting Uhuru Kenyatta is  economic growth while 31% say the support Raila Odinga because of better governance.

The poll was conducted between 15th – 19th February 2013 with a sampling error: +-1.27% at 95% confidence level.

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Posted on February 22, 2013, in General News and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. …the eleventh hour is all that counts in politics. The truth about these polls- they have never translated into what they show us! Remember 2007- when one contender continued with the lead till what you and me and everyone else know happened? Will leadership be made for Kenyans this time round despite the voting? Let us wait and see!

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