Raila leads race for presidency over Ruto in Mombasa - poll

The poll pointed out that the number of undecided voters was significantly high at 16 per cent.

In Summary

• The study said 52 per cent of registered voters in the county would pick Raila in the presidential contest.

• Deputy President William Ruto of Kenya Kwanza Alliance bagged the support of 29 per cent of the respondents.

A composite image of Deputy President and UDA party leader William Ruto and Azimio la Umoja Movement leader Raila Odinga.
A composite image of Deputy President and UDA party leader William Ruto and Azimio la Umoja Movement leader Raila Odinga.
Image: STAR

Azimio la Umoja flagbearer Raila Odinga is the most preferred presidential candidate in Mombasa, according to the latest opinion poll by Infotrak.

The survey conducted between 9-12 March showed the ODM leader maintaining the lead in the Coastal city that has backed his presidential bids in the last three contests.

The study said 52 per cent of registered voters in the county would pick Raila for the presidency.

Deputy President William Ruto of Kenya Kwanza Alliance got the support of 29 per cent of the respondents.

Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka came in third with just one per cent of the respondents saying they would vote for him.

ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi and his Safina counterpart Jimi Wanjigi scored 0.1 per cent.

The poll pointed out that the number of undecided voters was significantly high at 16 per cent.

Key issues of concern for the residents of the county were unemployment, high cost of living and access to clean water.

In the same survey, Azimio La Umoja coalition led Raila is the most preferred coalition in Mombasa county.

Kenya Kwanza Alliance led by deputy president William Ruto came in second with 23 per cent.

One Kenya Alliance that signed a deal with Azimio bagged the support of 3 per cent of the respondents.

The survey also showed that the ODM party led by Raila is the most preferred party with 46 per cent of respondents rooting for it.

Ruto's UDA party came in second with 24 per cent. Jubilee was third with 2 per cent.

The study was commissioned by Haki Africa.

A total of 2400 respondents participated in the Survey.

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