Odinga widens lead in latest poll with a 51% approval rating

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The latest survey by Statistics Kenya, a Kenyan-based fully integrated Research Analysis Company shows Azmio-One Kenya Coalition torchbearer Raila Odinga is leading with 51 percent while his counterpart the Kenya Kwanza candidate William Ruto is at 39 percent, followed by Prof George Wajackoyah at a distant third with 7 percent.

Released on Saturday in Nairobi, the Statistics Kenya survey confirms, just like other pollsters have indicated in the past, the selection of NARC-Kenya leader Martha Karua as the Azimio-OKA running mate in May has given Mr. Odinga a huge impetus on his presidential bid.

”The naming of Martha Karua as the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition, presidential running mate
has significantly consolidated a huge fraction of the youth and women constituency above the ages of 25 years while William Ruto Ruto dropped in popularity after naming Rigathi Gachagua as his running mate,” the new survey conducted between 13th June and 1st July reads in part.

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Done through Computer Assisted Telephone Interviews (CATI) amongst a sample of persons above 18 years old across the 47 counties, the poll shows Mt Kenya, Rift Valley, and Western regions with the highest voter population have seen significant popularity for the Azimio la Umoja duo as country heads into the election.

”Both male and female above the age of 35 years preferred the Raila Karua ticket compared to the
Ruto Rigathi ticket. The findings show that Azimio coalition party is 45 percent popularity, while
the Kenya Kwanza has 38 percent popularity,” the poll notes.

Azimio-One Kenya alliance continues to dominate in Nyanza, Lower Eastern, Nairobi, Western and the
Coast region and in particular twenty-two of the forty-seven counties. While the Ruto-led camp
continues to dominate parts of Rift Valley and Central Kenya.

”William Ruto has since gained a total of 2% from the previous poll where he garnered 37% of those polled. Raila Odinga has so far closed up the gap in central Kenya after the selection of his running mate Martha Karua.

William Ruto’s pick of Rigathi Gachagua that had caused unease in the Kenya Kwanza camp seems to have translated the effect on the voters. Of those polled, it was noted that D.P Ruto’s selection worked to the disadvantage of Kenya Kwanza camp.”

The undecided voter bracket has dropped to 3 percent from 6.5 percent in the previous poll conducted by the firm. 1 percent of the population poll named an unpopular presidential candidate as their preferred choice. Statistics Kenya survey reveals.

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