Uhuru's Jubilee Party Overtakes ODM - Poll

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta's new political outfit, the Jubilee Alliance Party is more popular than his political rival Raila Odinga's Orange Democratic Movement (ODM),  a newly released Infotrack survey has revealed.

    The findings indicated that the JAP had overtaken the ODM longstanding popularity, after garnering 30.1% against the latter's 26.2%. 

    JAP, which is yet to be launched officially,  is a merger of all political parties affiliated to the Jubilee coalition.

    According to the survey, President Kenyatta still remains the most preferred candidate followed by the former Prime Minister at 27.8%.

    However, the poll indicated that Uhuru would not manage to attain the 50% + 1 vote threshold required for him to retain the presidential seat, if elections were held today, but instead would get 44.5% of the votes as compared to the 50.07% he scored to win the presidencial seat in 2013. 

    The research also indicated that a nearly 20% of Kenyans would either not vote today or just don't know whom they would vote for.

    Other potential presidential candidates that featured in the polls got below 10% with Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka getting 2.5%, Peter Kenneth (2.2%), William Ruto (1.2%), Moses Wetang'ula (1.1%), Martha Karua (0.7%) and Musalia Mudavadi at 0.5%.

    The poll was conducted between March 20 and March 22 and involved ‎1,800 respondents.

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