With the 2019 elections fast approaching a new survey has found the ruling party still enjoys the trust of the majority. The Association for Free Research and International Cooperation's survey found the ANC and President Cyril Ramaphosa still enjoy an abundance of support in South Africa.
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With the May elections around the corner Afric ( Association for Free Research and International Cooperation) released the results of their survey on public trust in the ruling party.
The survey was conducted in all nine provinces and the results found the ANC still enjoys huge support:
"The political party that is trusted by the majority of South Africans to be in charge of the country's further development is the ANC,"
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According to News24, Mikael Cheuwa, project coordinator, explained that the poll had encompassed more than 3 700 respondents, 75.5% of registered voters saying that they would take part in the elections.
The survey had inquired as to the respondents attitudes towards the three leading parties, finding that:
"We came out with search results that 59.9% have a positive attitude towards the leading party (ANC), and the second position, the EFF with 34.6% of people having a good attitude towards them, and the DA comes third with 28%,"
The attitude towards President Cyril Ramaphosa was also investigated, with the results showing that:
"We found that 49% of the respondents positively assessed the performance of the president and 19.7% negatively rated President Ramaphosa,"
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