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Ipsos: Jubilee still the preferred political outfit

Ipsos Synovate lead researcher Tom Wolf

More Kenyans favour Jubilee over Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD), a latest survey has revealed.

According to a survey by Ipsos, 45 per cent of Kenyans support Jubilee compared to 34 per cent who prefer CORD.

Some eight per cent are still undecided while 11 per cent have no political party preference.

Regionally, Central has the highest number of people aligned to Jubilee (86 per cent) followed by Rift Valley (63) and North Eastern (55).

CORD is most preferred in Nyanza (72 per cent), Western (36), Coast (40), Nairobi (43) and Eastern (42).

But despite the Opposition leading in Coast and Western, the regions also have a big number of individuals with no political outfit of preference standing at 23 and 22 per cent respectively.

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In North Eastern, 26 per cent said they do not support any political side.

Asked what additional information they needed to make up their minds, one-third of those undecided said that they would need to consider all the candidates during their campaigns.

The reason for Jubilee supporters clinging on the ruling administration is based on its promotion of development (55 per cent) compared to NASA (22).

The survey polled 2,057 out of 4,979 Kenyans across 42 counties with 95 per cent accuracy.

When asked if there is any political party or coalition which genuinely represents the interest of Kenyans, regardless of whether or not they support it, 43 per cent said there is none.

About 41 per cent of Jubilee supporters and 40 per cent of CORD said no party in Kenya advocates for the rights of ordinary Kenyans.

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