Azimio la Umoja- One Kenya Alliance flagbearer and ODM party leader Raila Odinga is likely to defeat United Democratic Alliance (UDA) presidential candidate William Ruto ahead of coming polls, TIFA research projects.
Trend For Insights Africa (TIFA) shows that Raila still maintains the lead with 46.7% while DP Ruto following closely with 44.4% from a sample size of 2,056.
“Compared to the results from Tifa’s June survey, the distribution of expressed voting intentions for Odinga has changed somewhat across the country in that he has gained in all the nine zones apart from Central Rift (-5%), his biggest gains being in South Rift, Nyanza, Western and Lower Eastern. (+15%, 13%, +13 and +12% respectively)” Tifa stated.
With a margin of error of +/- 2.16, Raila Odinga enjoys popularity in six regions namely; Nyanza, Western, Nairobi, South Rift, Lower Eastern, North Eastern and Coast while DP Ruto has Mt Kenya and Rift Valley.
Those intending to vote for DP Ruto overwhelmingly mentioned one or another aspect of economic situation most related to growth and cost of living.
Roots party candidate who enjoys the massive support from the youth came a distance third with 1.8% while Agano party candidate David Mwaure tailing with 0.4%.