- A new study has suggested that people's trust in the president is the most important factor determining which party they vote for
- As a result, the research suggested that Cyril Ramaphosa could help the ANC regain support
- However, the research also found issues like corruption and worries about social grants to be important considerations in the minds of voters
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A new study has suggested that Cyril Ramaphosa may be bringing voters back to the ANC.
This comes after new research concluded that how much voters trust a country's president is the most influential factor in determining which party they will vote for.
These conclusions were reached by the University of Johannesburg's Centre for Social Development in Africa.
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The study found that most voters felt much more trust in Cyril Ramaphosa compared to his predecessor, Jacob Zuma. Trust in Jacob Zuma fell to a low of 26%, while trust in Ramaphosa sits at 55%, according to the study - almost double.
These conclusions were drawn from a sample of 3,431 people who were representative of the population as a whole, according to Eyewitness News.
The findings are consistent with recent polls, which have suggested that the ANC will win this year's election once again.
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However, while the study emphasised the importance of trust in the president, it also found that other factors like corruption were sure to influence voters' decisions, Briefly.co.za has learned.
Furthermore, the study found that a large number of voters were worried about the security of their social grants and that this was one of their chief considerations while voting.
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All in all, the study presented a glimpse into the complex choices that voters face this year, and the various factors that they have to consider in order to make their decision.
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