The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) will be retained in the December 7 General Elections, a survey by the University of Ghana says.
The study conducted by the school’s Political Science Department revealed about 51.7% of respondents say they will vote for the incumbent President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
However, about 40.4% of respondents say they will vote for ex-president John Dramani Mahama who is leading the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The research was conducted in 100 constituencies from all the 16 regions with participation from a total of 11,949 respondents, lead researcher, Kaakyire Duku Frempong told the press.
He explained that about 80.9% of respondents say their vote for their preferred candidate was final.
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The study further revealed that about 53.5% of respondents are satisfied with the achievement of the government based on the party’s 2016 manifesto.
But there is the likelihood that the Ghana Union Movement (GUM) can garner enough votes in the coming elections, the study showed.
GUM per the findings of the survey came third in the hierarchy of respondents’ decision with regards to their preferred party with 1.3%.
“Maybe GUM is becoming the third force,” Mr Frempong said, adding about 3.7% of respondents are yet to decide who they will vote for on December 7, 2020.
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