- Alex Kanyi
An opinion poll released by the Intel Research Solutions (IRS) on Tuesday, July 5, revealed that Roots Party flagbearer George Wajackoyah was eating into UDA presidential candidate William Ruto's numbers.
In the findings of the poll, Ruto's popularity dropped from 51.2 per cent in an earlier poll released by the IRS on June 19 to 49.9 per cent , a drop of 1.3 percentage points.
Wajackoya benefited most from this drop in popularity, with the ranking revealing that he was preferred by 2.8 per cent of the voters, an upward trajectory of 0.9 per cent.Deputy President during a past event, the United Democratic Alliance has been the subject of discussion after his audio clip leaked.File
Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga maintained his popularity at 42.5 per cent.
Agano presidential candidate David Mwaure's popularity increased by 0.4 percentage points to 1.1 per cent. The number of undecided voters increased by 0.1 per cent.
Despite the drop in the DP's numbers, IRS ruled out the possibility of a run off explaining that in the month to election, all presidential candidates will engage in intensive campaigns, which will see at least one of them manage the 50 per cent plus one threshold.
In Nairobi, Raila remains the most popular candidate at 53.7 per cent, with Ruto coming in second at a distant 38.1 per cent. The undecided voters stood at 4.1 per cent.
According to the report, Ruto was leading in Western Region with 48.3 per cent against Odinga's 34.3 per cent. He also led in the Rift Valley and the Mount Kenya Region.
On the flip side, the former Prime Minister is the most popular candidate in Ukambani, Coast and Nyanza regions with over 50 per cent rating.
Wajackoyah's ratings were highest in Western, Central Rift, Ukambani, Nairobi, Coast and the Mount Kenya Diaspora. He was least preffered in the Central Rift region.
Going by gender, more women would vote for Ruto and his running mate Rigathi Gachagua (50.2 per cent) than the Raila - Martha Karua duo (41.8 per cent). The DP was also the favourite among male voters.
The country's second in command continues to enjoy the support of the youth, while the Azimio candidate enjoys the majority support of Kenyans who are above 35 years in age.Presidential candidates William Ruto George Wajackoyah and Raila Odinga.jpgKenyans.co.ke
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