Latest poll – Nana Akuffo Addo likely to emerge victor of December 7th elections!
Latest election polls on the upcoming Ghana Election shows Nana Akuffo Addo as the popular choice.
In a recent poll conducted by Prime Researchers in November 2016, respondents were asked, “Regardless of who you will vote for, who do you think will win the elections on December 7th 2016. 57% of respondents indicated that Nana Akuffo Addo is likely to win the December 7th elections. Trailing behind him is current president of the republic of Ghana John Dramani Mahama with 35% of votes. Other candidates received a total of 8.08% of the votes.
When asked which current key issues would most likely influence their choice of candidate, 43% indicated that unemployment and the state of the economy was the among the most pressing issues, 33% expressed concern about education and standard of living, while 25% revealed that matters relating to health care and business environment was their top priority.
Roughly a thousand people responded to the survey. The demographic comprised of 20 – 40 year old internet users, proportionately spread across the major regions of Ghana.
An earlier survey which accessed peoples opinions of the candidates reflected a similar pattern where Nana Akuffo Addo emerged as the candidate with the most popular votes.
President John Mahama’s image in the public eye has slipped since he took office. Currently 25% of the public has a favorable opinion about John Mahama of the National Democratic Party, while 59% have an unfavorable view. 16% of the public remain neutral when it comes to their view on John Mahama.
By contrast, public views of Nana Akofu Addo, seem to have increased since December 2012. Currently, 56% of the public has a favorable impression of the Nana Afofu Addo, while 26% have an unfavorable opinion. Similarly, 18% of the public is uncertain about their views on the New Patriotic Party’s presidential candidate.
The latest national survey by the Prime Researchers, conducted May 2-31 among adults in Ghana, shows that things in the country are worse than they used to be. About seven-in-ten people (67%) think the country is off on the wrong track.
Overall, 90% of the public say they are paying attention to the presidential campaigns. This marks a significant increase from previous election which goes to say that this may be one of the most important elections in Ghana’s history.
Whereas we do not make any stands as to the outcome of the elections, we believe that there exist some correlation between favorability rating and voting. We explore this further in our Elections outcome survey coming out soon.
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