Sign in
Download Opera News App

News Politics

 

Politics

 

Africa politics

"Ground Has Accepted Ruto" Final Opinion Poll Shows Ruto Overtakes Raila In Western & Northern Kenya

If the most recent polls are to be believed, Deputy President William Ruto has surpassed his rival Raila Odinga.

Ruto has surpassed Raila Odinga in the IRS polls published by a local web site Kenyans.co.ke in his previous strongholds of the Northeastern and Western Kenya provinces.

In the Northern Kenya region, Ruto has surpassed Raila to claim the lead with 47.4 percent of the vote compared to Raila's 45.5 percent. The same was true of Western Kenya, which had long been regarded as Raila's bastion. At 48.3 percent to Raila's 43.3 percent, Ruto was in the lead.

Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula's support for Ruto is thought to have contributed to his recent ascent in the area.

Ruto appeared to have caught up to Raila in the coastline region of the surveys conducted in Kenya's 12 regions, where he was ranked at 41 percent to Raila's 50.2 percent.

Mt Kenya East saw Ruto maintain a sizable advantage over Raila with 73.1% of the vote to 18.4% of the vote. In Mt. Kenya West, Ruto also had a 66.6 percent advantage against Raila, who came in second place with 24.8 percent.

Nyandarua Ruto also had a 61.5 percent advantage against Raila in the Mt. Kenya Diaspora regions, which include Nakuru and Laikipia. The two received a nearly flat percentage of 46% in the Maa-dominated regions, which are one of their key battlegrounds.

With 81.6 percent of the vote in Central Rift, to Raila's 12 percent, Ruto continued to lead decisively in his Rift Valley home district.

With a majority of 83.9 percent against Ruto's 10.8 percent in Central Nyanza, Raila will triumph. Raila will have a slim edge over Ruto in South Nyanza, where Kisii, Nyamira, and Migori counties are located, with 49 percent to 44.5 percent.

Ruto will have 38.1 percent of the vote in Nairobi compared to Raila's 53.7 percent, giving him the advantage. In general, Ruto has a 49.9% chance of winning the vote compared to Raila's 42.5 percent. David Mwaure will finish fourth with 1.1 percent, and George Wajackoyah may be third with 2.8 percent.

Content created and supplied by: Teamkenya (via Opera News )

IRS Musalia Mudavadi Northern Kenya Ruto Western Kenya

COMMENTS

Load app to read more comments