TIFA survey puts Kidero, Passaris  ahead  in Nairobi contest

TIFA survey puts Kidero, Passaris ahead in Nairobi contest

BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,6TH JULY 2017-If elections were held today  the current Nairobi governor  Dr Evans Kidero and Woman rep aspirant Esther Passaries  would  win  the elections.This is acording to a new survey done by Trends and Insights for Africa (TIFA).The poll  suggests that the National Super Alliance (NASA) has the strongest support  in Nairobi County.

According to the poll conducted between July 1 and 2, 2017 across all the 17 sub-counties of Nairobi , the support base of NASA has been on the rise since July 2016 and a year down the lane it stands at 56% in July 2017.

The ruling Jubilee Party’s popularity on the other hand has been dwindling over the same period and currently stands at 34%.

The poll also suggests that incumbent Governor, Dr. Evans Kidero, and Senator Mike Sonko are locked in a closely contested gubernatorial race but Kidero would successfully defend his seat if elections were to be held today.

Kidero, who is the ODM candidate, has a 44% popularity rating while Sonko of the Jubilee Party comes second at 43% popularity. Independent candidate, Peter Kenneth coming a distant third with an approval rating of 4% while Miguna Miguna comes fourth with a 1% popularity rating.

The research, however, shows that Jubilee’s Johnson Sakaja will have an easy ride capturing the city’s senatorial seat having a 39% approval rating.

His closest challenger, ODM’s Edwin Sifuna, comes second with a 28% popularity rating.

29% of voters  however says they are still undecided as to whom they will vote for in these position.


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