Raila Leads Ruto In Another Poll on Super Tuesday
Raila amassed an approval rating of 49 per cent compared to his rival, Deputy President William Ruto at 42 per cent approval rating.
Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate, Raila Odinga is the most popular presidential candidate, according to another opinion poll in what will go down as a Super Polls Tuesday.
The latest poll by Infotrak on Tuesday, August 2 revealed that Raila amassed an approval rating of 49 per cent compared to his rival, Deputy President William Ruto at 42 per cent approval rating.
Roots Party presidential candidate George Wajackoyah came in third with a rating of 2 per cent while Agano Party presidential candidate David Mwaure came last with 0.3 per cent.
Presidential candidates William Ruto, Raila Odinga, George Wajackoyah and David Mwaure. /VIRALTEAKE
6 per cent of the voters were undecided if the elections were to be held today.
The poll reflected a change in fortunes by both Raila and Ruto from the last popularity poll by the same firm.
Raila's popularity grew by 6 per cent with Ruto growing by 5 per cent, amatter which reduced the number of undecided voters.
Nyanza and the Lower Eastern regions were found to be Raila's strongholds at 70 and 71 per cent respectively while Ruto was more popular in the Mount Kenya region (66 per cent) than his own turf.
He amassed 64 per cent in the North Rift region and 62 per cent in South Rift.
In Nairobi, Raila remained the most popular presidential candidate at 53 per cent followed by Ruto at 37 per cent.
In the battleground counties, Tana River saw Raila get 44 per cent while Ruto got 43 per cent approval rating. In Lamu, Raila and Ruto share 45 and 42 per cent approval ratings respectively.
The poll comes following an opinion poll release by IPSOS Synovate on the same day, its first since the campaigns began, which placed Raila at a 47 per cent popularity compared to Ruto’s 41 per cent.
Deputy President William Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga at DP's Karen home. Looking on is President Uhuru Kenyatta. /THE STAR
Another poll by Trends and Insights For Africa (TIFA) revealed that Ruto trailed Raila for votes in the capital city, Nairobi, with Raila leading at 52 per cent compared to Ruto’s 34 per cent.
The publication deadline for all polling companies releasing their polls is Wednesday, August 3, five days to the general elections.