EFF could take 10% of ANC votes during SA's 2019 general elections

EFF could take 10% of ANC votes during SA's 2019 general elections

- According to a survey conducted during August and September, the EFF is gaining supporters as the ANC is losing them

- The survey showed that the ANC lost 10% of their support and EFF support doubled since 2014

- The DA remained stable in their support, gaining 1%

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A recent survey indicated that the Economic Freedom Fighters could possibly gain 10% of the African National Congress' votes in 2019.

The SA Institute of Race Relations did the survey to find out where support lies for the political parties.

The survey was administered between August and September and indicated that the EFF doubled their support.

The party went from 6% to 13% since the national election in 2014.

In contrast to the EFF's growth, the ANC suffered a drop from 62% to 52% over the same time.

The Democratic Alliance remained steady at 23% compared to the 22% it had in 2014.

News24 reported that the EFF used the ANC's deficiencies to their advantage.

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Head of politics and governance at the SA Institute of Race Relations, Gareth van Onselen, claimed that the EFF used the ANC's lack of vision in tackling South Africa's problems to get support.

The current land reform issue is one example of this.

Briefly.co.za learned that about 26% of the ANC's followers showed a very favourable attitude towards the EFF.

READ ALSO: ANC warns South Africa: Vote for the EFF at your own peril

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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