August 9

Esther Passaris still ahead of Millicent Omanga in Women Rep race – TIFA

Tuesday, June 21st, 2022 13:47 | By
Esther Passaris
Esther Passaris. PHOTO/ Courtesy

Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party candidate for Woman representative in Nairobi Esther Passaris is still ahead of her closest rival Millicent Omanga of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA).

According to the latest opinion polls by TIFA, 32 per cent of Nairobi voters support Passaris' candidature while only 19 per cent support Omanga's candidature.

Passaris' popularity rise

Passaris' popularity has risen from 28 per cent in May to 32 per cent in June, while Omanga's popularity has risen from six per cent in May to the current 19 per cent in June.

Millicent Omanga is still behind Esther Passaris in terms of popularity.
Millicent Omanga is still behind Esther Passaris in terms of popularity. PHOTO/Courtesy]

Rachel Shebesh has one per cent following while Beatrice Kwamboka has zero following. Other candidates share 3 per cent of the voters even as 48 per cent remain undecided.

The firm conducted 632 interviews across all the 17 constituencies in Nairobi. The survey's margin of error was plus or minus 3.8 per cent.

In the gubernatorial race, UDA's Johnson Sakaja leads with 40 per cent popularity while Jubilee's Polycarp Igathe leads with 32 per cent. 28 per cent of the voters are undecided on the gubernatorial race.

In the senatorial race, ODM's Edwin Sifuna is leading with 27 per cent followed by Bishop Margaret Wanjiru with nine per cent. 64 per cent are still undecided on the preferred senatorial candidate.

ODM and Azimio la Umoja are both more popular than their rivals, UDA and Kenya Kwanza, though interestingly the proportion of self-association/identification with formations/coalition is greater than for political parties (total of 70 per cent for the former vs 63 per cent for the latter).

Also of note, the Roots party fronted by its presidential candidate, George Wajackoyah, is equal in popularity to Jubilee (four per cent each). There is also greater popularity of both ODM and Azimio among older Nairobians aged 35 and above as compared to UDA and Kenya Kwanza.

In the presidential race, 50 per cent of Nairobi voters prefer Azimio la Umoja candidate Raila Odinga while 25 per cent prefer UDA's William Ruto. Seven per cent prefer George Wajackoya of the Roots party while one per cent prefer David Mwaure. 18 per cent of Nairobi voters are still undecided on the preferred presidential candidate.

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