Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has edged out Deputy President William Ruto in the latest polls released by IPSOS.
Raila’s popularity stood at 47 per cent while Ruto’s was at 41 per cent, 6 days to the hotly contested August 9 polls.
Root’s party leader George Wajackoyah had 2.9 per cent while David Mwaure of Agano party has 0.2 per cent.
IPSOS stated that Mwaure was unknown to voters hence his dismal performance .
Raila’s popularity was credited to his legacy however, it was noted that his age was identified as a liability.
“In terms of liability. Those who will not vote for Raila stated that they will not vote for him because of the age factor.
Those who will vote for Ruto stated they supported him because they believe he has a plan. However, those who will not vote for him indicate that they have an issue with his integrity,” IPSOS stated.
Most importantly, it was noted that the Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate shared a majority of support of Kenyans living in urban areas. His support among urbanites was put at 51 per cent.
However, Ruto enjoyed a majority of support of Kenyans in rural areas with his support standing at 45 per cent.
In the gender category, Raila enjoys support among men while the UDA presidential candidate was popular among female voters.
Some of the regions where Ruto edged out Raila include the Rift Valley region and the vote-rich Mount Kenya region where he enjoys the support of 66 per cent of the voters.