Odinga’s opinion poll rally as Ruto heaves with 39% lead

Odinga’s opinion poll rally as Ruto drags on with 39% lead

With slightly over 90 days to Kenya’s general election, both Raila Odinga and his presidential opponent William Ruto are marshaling their foot soldiers to solidify their popularity across the country to achieve 50+1 percent vote to clinch the presidency.

But despite this, an opinion poll by Trends and Insights for Africa (TIFA) suggests that both Odinga and Ruto are not fairing on so well.

The poll shows that Deputy President Ruto, the Kenya Kwanza flag bearer has improved only one percent from the previous poll which now puts him at just 39 percent.

On the other hand, Odinga, the Azimio One Kenya Alliance boss is seen to have improved by five percent to 32 percent from the previous poll.

Odinga’s gap has narrowed since February this year.

“While nearly all ODM supporters also support the Azimio coalition (94%), only about three-quarters of UDA supporters support Kenya Kwanza (79%),” said TIFA.

Support for both Azimio and Kenya Kwanza is split evenly across the country, besides Central Rift where Kenya Kwanza clearly dominates and in Nyanza where Azimio is dominating.

The poll was released on May 5, 2022 and conducted between April 22 to April 29, 2022.

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Lawrence Baraza is a prolific writer with competencies in Digital Media, Print, and Broadcast. Baraza is also a Communication Practitioner currently spearheading Digital content on Metropol TV's Digital Desk.

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