Ipsos poll in Nelson Mandela Bay Metro indicates the African National Congress (ANC) is crawling behind opposition party Democratic Alliance (DA).
The poll shows the DA has 14 percentage points above the ANC in the metro.
But, ANC mayoral candidate in the metro, Danny Jordaan has downplayed the Ipsos poll. According to Jordaan, the poll doesn’t represent a thorough scientific survey.
Speaking to journalists after casting his vote, the mayoral candidate said the Ipsos poll lacks an accurate reflection of the reality on the ground.
“Many people that I came across, the 30,000 that were there, you ask them, not a single one was touched by the Ipsos poll. It’s not a thorough and a scientific methodology,” Jordaan asserted.
Ipsos Poll Previous Report
Reports had it that the latest Ipsos poll by the eNCA television channel issued last week, reveals that support for the DA in Nelson Mandela Bay grown by 2 per cent to 44%; while support for the ANC also grown by two percentage points to 30%. However, support for the EFF got stagnated at 6%.
The Ipsos poll is made up of 2 500 people in the metro of whom 500 are phoned weekly for a 5-minute interview.
A total of 19 parties will be contesting in today in Nelson Mandela Bay metro; significantly, just seven of these parties will be battling for power in all 60 wards of the metro.
All eyes are already on ANC’s current executive mayor Danny Jordaan, and the DA’s mayoral candidate Athol Trollip – the two central figures have been working so hard to make remarkable landmark in the metro.
No doubt, the DA really carried an aggressive campaign in the metro from the very first day campaigns kicked off; but the big question remains, will the DA be able to break records by snatching power from the traditional ANC support base.