New poll shows Zuma's campaigning is hurting ANC election support

New poll shows Zuma's campaigning is hurting ANC election support

- New polls show that Zuma will lose support for the ANC if he campaigns for the party

- The surveys also showed that Cyril Ramaphosa had gained support among ANC voters

- 65% of ANC supporters preferred Ramaphosa to the former president

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A new survey suggests that 50% of ANC voters would be less likely to support the party if Jacob Zuma joined the campaign efforts.

These were the findings of a poll conducted by the South African Citizens Survey.

This follows the ANC using Zuma during its campaign, despite the extensive allegations of corruption against the former president.

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Similarly, the study found that over 65% of ANC supporters preferred Cyril Ramaphosa to Zuma. The only province where Zuma received more support was KwaZulu-Natal, where 51% of voters said they preferred Zuma, according to The Citizen.

The survey also found that four out of the five provinces which had previously supported Nkosazana-Dlamini Zuma had switched their allegiance to Ramaphosa.

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The polls suggest that there may be some truth to Cosatu president, Zingiswa Losi's claim that ANC candidates linked to state capture would hurt ANC support.

Zuma is the prime example of this, but other corruption-linked candidates are leading the ANC's election lists and its campaign efforts.

It remains to be seen what impact these candidates will have on the ANC's vote share come 8 May.

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