Raila edges out Ruto in popularity according to the latest Trends and Insights Africa (TIFA) polls.
In the presidential poll released by TIFA on Monday, July 11, Raila edges out in with 42 percent ahead of Ruto’s 39 percent.
However, William Ruto has closed in on Raila Odinga with just the gap between the two narrowing to three percent from four.
In the poll released on June 18, Raila’s popularity was 39 percent while Ruto’s stood at 35 percent.
Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga will beat his arch-political rival William Ruto in a presidential race if Kenyans go to the ballot today, a new survey indicates.
“Raila has a slight lead of 3 percent against Ruto,” Tom Wolf, Tifa Lead Researcher said.
Roots party presidential candidate George Wajackoyah came at a distant third with 4 percent of the total votes.
Most popular party
Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance has maintained its popularity.
According to TIFA UDA’s popularity rose from 29 percent in May to 33 percent in June compared to ODM’s one percent jump from 25 to 26 percent over the same period.
UDA is most popular in Central with 56 percent while ODM is most popular in Nyanza with 57 percent.
However, the Azimio la Umoja coalition has maintained 42 percent popularity through May and June compared to Kenya Kwanza whose popularity rose from 28 to 35 percent.
Jubilee party’s popularity rose from 3 to 4 percent while George Wajackoya’s Roots party stands at 3 percent.
Wiper party’s popularity dropped to 2 percent in June from 3 percent in May.
The survey conducted between June 25 to June 30 interviewed 1,533 respondents from nine regions across the country.
It had a +/- 2.34 margin of error.