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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