Uhuru, Set To Beat Odinga In Race For State House, Ipsos Poll

uhuruPresident Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader, Raila Odinga race for state house for the second time running remains tight, reveals Ipsos poll released on Sunday.

According to Ipsos, Uhuru’s approval ratings have dropped by a point while Odinga’s has risen by the same margin.

The poll further shows that the President has a voter backing of 47 per cent of Kenyans, while Odinga enjoys 43 per cent of the votes.

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Five per cent of Kenyans are still undecided while some will not vote and others backing another presidential candidate.

Should it be a two horse race, the head of state will win by garnering 52 per cent and the former prime minister would get 48 per cent of the votes.

Of the presidential running mate, Mr Kalonzo Musyoka is an asset to Mr Odinga since Kenyan confidence in him is higher as compared to William Ruto, Mr Kenyatta’s running mate.

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34 per cent of Kenya have confidence in Kalonzo Musyoka and think that he is an asset in ensuring that Raila bags the presidency while 33 percent believe William Ruto is doing a good job at being the president’s right hand man.

48 per cent of Jubilee supporters feel the country is headed in the right direction while 87 percent of Nasa supporters said Kenya is heading in the wrong direction.

Tom Wolf, Ipsos Lead Researcher ruled out a possibility of a run-off, saying the election will will be won in round one.

The poll was conducted from 3 to 12 July through phone and face-to-face interviews, and a total of 2,209 people participated.

The election is fifteen days away.

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