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Opinion Polls: UDA Only Clear Favourites to Win One Seat in Meru County

With slightly more than 30 days in to the highly anticipated August General elections, various opinion polls have kept streaming in, all with an aim to try predict who are the most favourite candidates to win various political seats in the August polls. The recent opinion polls from Meru County have proved to be an headache for United Democratic Alliance UDA more than any other political party. This has been attributed by the long time perception that Mt. Kenya Region has been an UDA and Deputy President William Ruto's stronghold.

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However, as per the latest polls by Mizani Africa, UDA are only clear favourites to win one County seat, that is the Senatorial seat. In this race, incumbent South Imenti Member of Parliament Kathuri Murungi has a commanding lead against MBUS Party's Joseph Arimba with 53.3% to 23.5% respectively. That is a massive and significant difference of 29.8%. The highest of any county seat race in Meru county, making the Senatorial seat the only one UDA could easily win in Meru County.

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Meanwhile in the other two county seats, UDA candidates will have to put more efforts in a bid to beat their rivals who are pro Azimio la Umoja. In the Gubernatorial race, as per the polls release this Tuesday morning, UDA candidate, Mithika Linturi, lead but with a slight margin between him and his closest rivals.

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As per the polls, Linturi only has slightly less than 3% lead over his Independent candidate rival Kawira Mwangaza and less than 5% lead against incumbent Governor Kiraitu Murungi. Murungi is seeking re-election on his MBUS Party. At the same time, the Meru County has a large percentage of undecided voters as per the opinion poll, a whopping 10.2%.

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UDA trails by far in the Women Representative race with independent candidate Elizabeth Kairemia leading UDA's Edith Mwirigi by a difference of 17.2%.

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Going by the polls and the differences, between the percentages in terms of popularity, UDA are only clear favourites to win the Senatorial seat in Meru County. A county which has for a long time been perceived as their stronghold. What's your thoughts on this poll? Is UDA losing ground in Mount Kenya Region?

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