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2024 Election: Bawumia takes lead but NDC remains most popular party – Latest poll by Prof Smart Sarpong

With less than seven months to the December 2024 general elections, a survey by political analyst Prof Smart Sarpong has shown that the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is the most popular political party in the country among Ghanaian voters.

According to the poll, which was conducted in April 2024, the NDC holds 38.8% of the votes when it comes to popularity, while the New Patriotic Party (NPP) follows closely with 34.5%.

The survey, a baseline report on 275 constituencies, had a total sample size of 59,547, selected from the full 275 sub-samples. Each sub-sample represents a proportional share of the total contribution to the voter population per the 2020 voter register.

It also showed that 23.1% remain undecided, while smaller parties, collectively, hold a marginal 3.6% of voter support, 3news.com reports.

Additionally, the survey found that when it comes to the presidential candidate, the flagbearer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, leads with 38.9% support.

The flagbearer of the NDC, John Dramani Mahama, comes in a close second with 36.1% support.

Over 21% of voters indicated they are undecided, while the other candidates in the presidential race collectively account for 3.6% of the votes.

Also, over 50% of the respondents indicated that their decision on whom to vote for in the presidential race was based on competence; 22.5% on the track records of presidential candidates; 19.1% on party affiliations; and 3.7% on financial inducement.

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