- The Institute for Race Relations shared a report which indicates a sharp rise in support of coloured voters for the EFF
- The quarterly report indicates a rise of 4.7% nationally and seems to be linked to a drop of support for the ANC
- The DA was also touted to experience a slight drop in support nationally
The Institute for Race Relations (IRR) has shared an interesting report which revealed some promising news for the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).
According to their quarterly Criterion Report, the IRR found that the EFF is experiencing a sharp rise in support from so-called coloured voters.
Briefly.co.za gathered the report to be a survey to determine the level of support for the various political parties.
The Citizen reported that part of the survey indicates the support each political party receives from each racial group within the country.
It was found that the EFF support amongst coloured voters has risen steeply to 4.7% nationally.
Incredibly, this number was sitting at only 1% in September 2018 and even dropped to 0% in December.
Within Gauteng specifically, the percentage rose from 1% to 4% within a few months.
It is believed that the EFF are the major beneficiaries of a sharp slump in support for the ANC.
Gareth Van Onselen, head of politics and governance at the IRR, also feels that the DA’s slight drop in support is linked to an increase in support for smaller parties, such as Patricia De Lille’s Good and the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP).
If the numbers materialise at the actual elections, it would mark significant growth within the EFF.
The party started off with 6.35% of the vote in its debut elections in 2014 and the IRR data indicates a potential rise to 14.9% currently.
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