61% of voters likely to back ANC, Ipsos poll finds

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- citizen.co.za | 3 months ago

More than a third of South Africans registered to vote in the May national elections feel that no political party really expresses their views, although about 61% will back the ruling ANC, according to a poll released by global market and opinion research firm Ipsos on Tuesday.

This would be slightly down from the 62. 15% the African National Congress, in power since the end of white minority rule in 1994, garnered at the last general elections five years ago.

The Ipsos poll, based on fieldwork conducted from February 1 to March 4, gives the main opposition Democratic Alliance just 16% of votes, down significantly from just above 22% in 2014, while the Economic Freedom Fighters are up to 9% from 6.

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