August 9

Infotrak: Ruto’s popularity drops as Raila maintains lead

Wednesday, July 13th, 2022 11:06 | By
Photo collage of Raila and DP Ruto. PHOTO/Courtesy
Photo collage of Raila and DP Ruto. PHOTO/Courtesy

Azimio One Kenya coalition presidential candidate Raila Odinga would beat Kenya Kwanza alliance's William Ruto if elections were held today, a new survey by Infotrak shows.

In the data released on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, Raila is leading in popularity at 43 per cent against Ruto's 37 per cent.

George Wajackoyah of the Roots party is ranked third with 4 per cent while Agano party's David Mwaure finished fourth with a 0.1 per cent popularity rating.

The poll also showed that 16 per cent of the respondents are undecided on who to vote for between the four presidential candidates.

Infotrak CEO Angela Ambitho said the firm conducted 9,000 interviews between July 2 and 7, 2022 across all the 47 counties and 290 constituencies in Kenya. The survey's margin of error was plus or minus one.

"Raila Odinga's popularity means that he has 9.4 million votes while Dr Ruto has 8.1 million votes if election were to be done now," Ambitho said.

According to Ambitho, none of the candidates would meet the 'fifty-plus one' constitutional requirement if the elections were held today.

Raila gained 1 per cent while Ruto lost by a point in the latest poll compared to a survey conducted in June.

Raila's approval rate stood at 42 per cent in June. Ruto's popularity was 38 per cent.

"If Ruto's popularity has dropped by one per cent and Raila has gained by the same margin then the net gain from undecided voters must have gone to Wajackoyah," Ambitho said.

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