Support for ANC slumps ahead of vote, poll shows

- | 6 months ago

Support for South Africa’s ruling African National Congress has declined in the run-up to May 8 elections, placing its absolute majority at risk, a new opinion poll shows.

The poll of 2 375 registered voters conducted this month by the South African Institute of Race Relations showed the ANC would win 51% backing based on a 72% voter turnout, down 5. 2 percentage points since a February survey.

The latest poll showed the Democratic Alliance winning 24% of the vote and the Economic Freedom Fighters 14%, the Johannesburg-based institute said.

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