President Uhuru Kenyatta will comfortably floor the NASA brigade with a clear margin and a double digit.
President Uhuru Kenyatta is the most preferred candidate for the 2017 general election with major pollsters and our intensive and detailed analysis showing that the incumbent will garner (10, 225,601) 58.2 per cent against his bitter rival, the opposition chief and the world record holder for losing elections, Raila Amolo Odinga who will garner ( 7,936,366) 41.133 per cent.
Raila’s NASA comrades (Musalia, Wetangula, Kalonzo and Isaac Rutto) who come from a corrupt past and regimes that fleeced Kenyans of billions of shillings will not bring much votes to the old presidential candidate.
The youthful Uhuru Kenyatta 55 Years and his Deputy, William Samoei Ruto 50 are favorite of the majority of Kenyans between the ages of 18 – 59 years which accounts for 80% of the voting bloc. Raila who is 72 years old and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka 63 years appear too old and incapable of leading the youthful nation as it embarks on a regional take off.
Under Uhuru Kenyatta’s leadership, development has been felt across the country regardless of those who voted for him in 2013. This is one of the main reasons he will get votes in the perceived opposition strongholds.
However, recent poll indicates nearly— 5per cent — of voters are still undecided, less than three months to the polls.
The other presidential candidates would not win any votes today, the survey indicates.
According to the survey, most Kenyans who prefer Uhuru over Raila and cite the need to develop the country and grow the economy, create jobs, fight insecurity, forge unity and fight tribalism contrary to the latter who has been criticizing everything about the government.
For example, 87 per cent of respondents said they would vote for Uhuru to develop the country, compared with 9 per cent who said they would vote Raila for the same reason.
However, 42 per cent said they would vote for Raila to fight corruption, compared with 36 per cent saying they would choose Uhuru to tackle graft.
Raila and his Cord brigade have made fighting corruption, tribalism and exclusion — and protecting devolution — their rallying cry against the ruling coalition.
If the vote were held today, the poll indicates Uhuru would outdo Raila in 11 of 16 counties sampled.
These include Nairobi where the President would win 58 per cent, Raila 22 per cent.
In Garissa, Uhuru would garner 53 per cent, Raila 36 per cent. In Wetang’ula’s Bungoma backyard, Uhuru would get 30 per cent, Raila 47 per cent.
Other counties, and percentages for Uhuru, are Nakuru (84), Kiambu (89), Meru (78), Machakos (51), Uasin Gishu (64), Kajiado (69), Bomet (68) and Nyeri (89).
Raila, however, would defeat Uhuru in Mombasa where he would secure 43 per cent against Uhuru’s 37 per cent.
The NASA leader would also defeat Uhuru in Kisii by 39 per cent to 33 per cent and in Kisumu by 70 per cent to 22 per cent. In Kakamega, Raila would get 41 per cent, the President 37per cent.
Nearly all recent polls have indicated an Uhuru victory if the election were held when the questions were asked.
However, analysts say the opposition’s fortunes and ratings are likely to improve if they remain united while the other school though disputes such finding citing of an imminent voter apathy in major NASA strongholds including Nyanza due to disgruntled independents candidates whom Raila is not supporting.
Western Kenya and Nairobi regions carry the highest numbers of undecided voters ahead of the august general election. This is according to IPSOS Synovate’s latest voter opinion survey that also shows Uhuru Kenyatta as the most popular presidential candidate followed by Raila Odinga .