- A recent Ipsos poll suggests that the ANC and the DA may be losing voter support, while the EFF continues to pick up followers
- The information published by Ipsos also suggests that a poor turnout on voting day may benefit the ANC
- The poll also asked citizens about their main concerns when it came to political focus
Global market research group, Ipsos, has released new information from a poll that looked at voter support for certain South African political parties.
With just over a week until election time, the poll showed that support for the ANC has dropped to 56.92%, from the 62.25% it acquired in the 2014 elections.
Results from the DA may also drop significantly this year, with the poll predicting a massive drop from 22% to 15% for this year’s elections.
The EFF, however, may grow, changing the party’s 6% from the last election year to a healthy 9.45%.
According to the City Press, 36 000 participants were used in the Ipsos poll, which took place over March and April of this year.
The poll also gleaned that a feeble turnout for the 2019 elections could potentially benefit the current ruling party, whose support could jump up to 61% in this case.
Briefly.co.za also gathered from the Ipsos poll that trust in the ANC has drastically grown since 2017.
President Cyril Ramaphosa appears to have improved the ANC’s trustworthiness, with the party’s trust now at 29%, compared to a mere 11% 2 years ago.
Ipsos also managed to gather that most voters were concerned about job creation.
While this seems to be South African voters’ main concern, other important issues brought up by citizens during the poll were living conditions, the economy, safety, corruption and education.
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