TIFA polls: Sonko comes second in Mombasa governor race
If elections were held today, Orange Democratic Party and incumbent Mvita MP Abdulswamad Nassir would succeed Governor Hassan Joho, with former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko finishing at position two.
A poll released by Trends & Insights for Africa (Tifa) today revealed that Nassir is the most popular governor candidate in the vast coastal county.
In the poll results, Nassir has a following of 40 per cent followed by Sonko who announced his bid to vie for the Mombasa governor’s position just recently.
Sonko who will be vying on a Wiper Party ticket that is led by former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka would, in the Tifa result emerge second with a following of 28 per cent.
United Democratic Alliance (UDA) candidate for the same position Hassan Omar would take position three garnering only 9 per cent of the total votes in the survey released by Tifa’s CEO Maggie Ireri.
Dr. William Kingi who is Joho's deputy governor would only manage 1 per cent of the total votes even as it emerged that 22 per cent of the voters are not decided on which party or candidate to support in the August 9 polls.
In the survey that sought to determine the political party and alliances preference, it also emerged that Azimio la Umoja- One Kenya alliance is the most popular political faction in the region followed by UDA which is led by Deputy President William Ruto.
“If elections were held today, 50 per cent of Mombasa residents would vote for Raila Odinga while 32 per cent would rally behind William Ruto,” the poll results read.
Among the respondents in Mombasa County, 51 per cent of them were male while 49 per cent were female.
The survey results were released as political parties and candidates continue to lock horns ahead of the August polls.