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Uhuru to beat Raila convincingly in round one

August 3, 2017 7:57 AM
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Uhuru to beat Raila convincingly in round one

Latest opinion poll results released Wednesday, August 2, at the Stanley Hotel have indicated that President Uhuru Kenyatta would convincingly beat Raila Odinga if elections were held today.

The poll conducted by Centre for African Progress (CAP) indicated that Uhuru would garner 53% of the total vote while Raila would come second with 43%.

This means there wouldn't be a run-off if elections were held today. However, this would happen if there is a 85% voter turn out across the country.

The poll further revealed that Uhuru leads in Central, Easter, Rift Valley and North Eastern while Raila's strength lies in Nyanza and Western regions.

In regards to promoting peaceful elections, 58% of the respondents chose Uhuru while 40% wnet for Raila.

Raila has maintained support in his strongholds while Uhuru's support in the Rift Valley has gone from 66% to 69%.

In the coast region, Raila enjoys 50% of the support while Uhuru is at 44%.

Uhuru is likely to win over 50% of the vote in 26 counties against the NASA leader's 21 counties.

The poll was conducted between July 28 and August 1, 2017 where a sample of 9,995 people was interviewed across the country.

This comes just few days after two leading research firms, Ipsos and Infotrak, gave contradicting results from the polls they conducted.

While Ipsos indicated Uhuru win with 47% against Raila's 44%, Infotrak said Raila would win with 49% against against Uhuru's 46%.

The two firms, however, indicated the percentage of undecided voters would prevent a run-off. Ipsos said 5% of voters are undecided while Infotrak found 3% undecided.


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