Raila Maintains Lead In The Latest Opinion Polls
Opinion poll results released by Infotrack Harris reveals that there would be no clear winner in the first round of voting if presidential elections were held today (Friday).
The study shows that all candidates have a challenge of meeting the 50% plus one threshold set by the constitution to expressly win the presidency.
The results also suggest there could be a runoff between >>>
Prime Minister Raila Odinga and his Deputy Uhuru Kenyatta in the presidential race. According to the results, Odinga is leading with 36.6% while Kenyatta is at 21.9%.
Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka is ranked third with 9.6% while Eldoret North Legislator and United Republican Party (URP) presidential hopeful William Samoei Ruto is ranked fourth with a popularity of 9.4%. Deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi is fifth with a popularity of 8.4%.
Narc-Kenya party leader Martha Karua is enjoying 5% popularity while Gatanga Member of Parliament Peter Kenneth is ranked seventh with 2.3%.
Three percent of the respondents were undecided. Infotrack says most of the undecided come from the coast province. Mombasa Republican Council’s (MRC) influence is cited as one of the major causes in the region.
The research showed that Deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi was the most preferred candidate if other contestants dropped their presidential ambitions. The report further indicated that despite Gichugu MP Martha Karua being a woman, she would only enjoy 7.5% of women votes in the country.