A new poll has established the Kenya Kwanza leader Deputy President William Ruto is the most preferred presidential candidate with about 50 days remaining to the August 9 General Election.
The research carried out by Intel Research Solutions (IRS), indicated that Ruto and his running mate Rigathi Gachagua enjoy national support of 51.2%.
On the other hand, the pollster said their arch-rival, Azimio la Umoja One Kenya presidential candidate Raila Odinga’s national popularity stands at 42.5%.
Also, according to the findings of the survey released on Sunday, June 19, the Roots Party’s presidential candidate Wajackoyah George is supported by 1.9% of the electorate.
Agano Party’s Waihiga David and his running mate Mutua were ranked distant fourth as their bid is only backed by 0.7% of the voters.
A total of 3.8 of the respondents said they were yet to decide on who they will vote for in the highly anticipated polls.
The company carried out the research on 17, 127 respondents and indicated the findings had a +/-2 margin error.
Infotrak poll shows Raila is leading
In other news, a recent poll showed Raila commands a lead in the 2022 state House race.
The poll by Infotrak released on Wednesday, June 8, indicated Raila had the support of 42% of Kenyans nationally against Ruto’s (38%).
Raila and Raila are perceived as frontrunners in the race that has attracted four candidates.
Infotrak Research chief executive officer (CEO) Angela Ambitho said that if elections were held today, Raila would garner 9.3 million votes while Ruto would come a close second with 8.4 million votes.
“We conducted the poll between May 27 and 29, and had 9,000 interviews carried out in all the 47 counties. It also said 290 constituencies were covered with a margin of + or – 1,” Ambitho said.
However, Raila would not get the requisite 50% plus one vote to be declared president.