It is on a Thursday and the presidential race to the August general polls has gained momentum.
With Ruto going for Gachagua and Raila for Martha Karua, the new opinion polls have suggestively put Raila’s team in the lead ahead of Ruto.
According to Tifa research released on Wednesday, Raila has moved ahead of Ruto by 4%. The survey shows that if elections were held today, the Raila-Karua ticket would lead the tight contest by 39 percent against the Ruto-Gachagua pair from Kenya Kwanza who would garner 35 percent.
Raila’s lead was largely attributed to his naming of Narc Kenya party leader Martha Karua as his running mate. The polls were conducted on the 17th of this month a day after Rala named Martha and two days after Ruto unveiled Gachagua.
This came after a similar poll conducted by Tifa on May 5 showed that Raila was trailing Ruto by seven percent. At the time, Ruto polled 39 per cent, with Raila following at 32 per cent.
Do you think these polls reflect the actual happenings on the ground? Will Karua fetch more votes for Raila in Mt Kenya as compared to Gachagua for Ruto?
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