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Mt Kenya Takes Another Poll Between Raila And Ruto, Raila Receives Good News

Another survey has shown who among the leading presidential aspirants would be closer to winning the top seat in the fast approaching general elections.

The race has attracted a number of big names, among them Deputy President William Ruto, ODM boss Raila Odinga and ANC's Musalia Mudavadi.

A new survey by Mizani Africa shows that the DP is still ahead, but indicates that his support in the region is diminishing while Raila's is on the rise.

It shows that the DP now enjoys 58.2 percent of the vote, with the former Premier coming second with 27.1 percent. Mudavadi has 5.2 percent.

This to some extent marries with what allies of Raila in the region have been saying, with Kieni MP Kanini Kega, in an interview with The Standard, giving an image similar to what the poll has now projected.

"DP’s fortunes are diminishing at unprecedented rate. He was the person to beat three weeks ago, but he is now struggling to get a grip of the mountain. He was 98 per cent then, and at the moment he is barely 50 per cent and he is on a free fall,” he told the paper.

He added that soon, Raila's support will increase while Ruto's will diminish to about 30 percent, observing that he is on a free fall.

The poll results, if anything to go by, are good news for Raila, who, according to analysts, needs only 30 percent of the Central Kenya vote to beat Ruto.

It also shows that he is doing the right thing, having only campaigned for two weeks, and is on the right track in undoing the boggeyman mask area leaders have placed on him since 2007.

Ruto, on the other hand, according to analysts, will need the entire vote to win, with the results suggesting that he might be losing.

A previous poll carried out by The Star indicated that Raila only enjoyed 11 percent of support in the region and is, therefore, gaining ground.

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