Mudavadi’s party wants parliament to regulate opinion polls

By KBC Reporters

The Amani National Congress party wants to petition parliament to regulate opinion polls in the country.

Speaking to reporters Monday, the party termed the recently released opinion poll by Infotrack as biased, inconsistent and dishonest.

The poll had placed Musalia Mudavadi at eighth position with only 0.5 percent approval rating for President if elections were to be held today.

Through its Secretary General Godfrey Osotsi the party claimed failure by the party to sponsor the opinion poll allegedly played part in Musalia Mudavadi’s poor rating by the pollsters.
Osotsi now says the party will petition parliament to regulate how opinion polls are conducted to avoid bias.

The polls released Sunday placed President Uhuru Kenyatta as Kenya’s preferred Presidential candidate, followed by Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka.

On the other hand, Opposition leader’s popularity improved from 19 per cent in 2014 to 29 per cent in last year, but has “remained the same in March”. Within the rival coalitions, Uhuru and Odinga are still the preferred candidates for presidency.

About 20 per cent of Kenyans are either “undecided on who their popular leader is or claim they have no interest in voting.

Youth under 30 years feel frustrated by Kenyatta’s style of leadership and are warming up to the Opposition chief.

Among the youth, the gap between the two leaders is narrowed, with Kenyatta and Odinga enjoying 40 and 31 per cent respectively.


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