Survey shows ANC is still hope for many South Africans

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OBVIOUS WINNER: The latest poll shows the ANC will definitely win the 2019 general elections. PICTURE BY Reuters

Released this week, the survey featured 1, 800 participants who were interviewed between August and September 2018.


A latest survey by Afrobarometer has shown that the ANC is still the hope for many South Africans ahead of next year’s general elections.

48% of the people interviewed say they will definitely vote for the ANC.

This survey figure is down compared to the one of 2011 – where 55% of the participants said they would definitely vote for the ANC.

Towards the 2016 local government elections, 48% of Afrobarometer’s participants said they would definitely vote for ANC.

Currently the ANC enjoys majority support in the Eastern Cape (69%), Mpumalanga (65%), Limpopo (60%), and North West (55%) provinces.

Over 27% of those interviewed say they don’t know who they would vote for – they would not vote or they refused to answer the question.

Both the DA and EFF are equallyprojected to each take 11% of the vote.

In fact according to Afrobarometer – the DA has lost ground  .

Towards the 2016’s Afrobarometer survey, the DA got 17% vote from the participants compared to this year’s 11%.

The survey shows the ANC is stronger in rural areas (59%) than in cities (43%).

The DA has 4% of rural support and 14% of urban while the EFF shows rural support of 11% and also urban (11%).

The only province where the ANC does not have the largest share of support is Western Cape, a DA strong-hold province, though 39% of the participants refused to answer.

In KZN, 34% of the participants refused to answer.

More than 60% of those interviewed say they will vote if the political parties can create jobs.

30% of all those interviewed say they believe the ANC-led government has done more to improve the standard of living.

(edited by ZK)

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