The Star (Nairobi)

25 January 2013

Kenya: Uhuru and Raila in Tight Race - Synovate

CORD presidential candidate Prime Minister Raila Odinga's popularity has increased by 12 per cent from 34 per cent to 46 per cent while that of Jubilee flag bearer Uhuru Kenyatta has risen by 13 per cent from 27 per cent to 40 per cent.

This is according to a poll released today by Ipsos Synovate. Musalia Mudavadi comes in third with 5 per cent, Martha Karua 1 per cent, and Peter Kenneth with 1 per cent.

The Cord alliance and the Jubilee alliance have both garnered the most support with Cord having the majority figures of 46 per cent and 40 per cent respectively. Amani alliance follows with 4 per cent, Eagle with 1 per cent and Narc - Kenya 1 per cent.

The results were drawn from a sample of 5,895 registered voters from each of the 47 counties. According to the survey 5 per cent of registered voters are still unsure about which presidential candidate to elect while a further 10 per cent are undecided on which coalition to support.

The Coast province has the most undecided voters on the presidential race with 23 per cent and Western with 17 per cent.

Majority of the voters are also confident that the March 4 general elections will be peaceful with 71 per cent saying that violence is unlikely to occur in their locality.

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