With less than 45 days to the General Election, Kenya Kwanza Alliance allied politicians have been expressing confidence that their presidential flag bearer William Ruto will defeat Raila Odinga in round one.
But recent opinion polls have been placing the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party presidential flag bearer ahead of Ruto even though with a smaller margin.
William Ruto’s close allies have been first in rubbishing any poll showing Raila leading, saying such polls were being fabricated.
However, Tuesday, June 28, former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale, a close ally of DP Ruto has shared a random online opinion poll showing Ruto far ahead of Raila in the presidential race.
According to the results from four online surveys, William Ruto will easily win the August election in round one.
In all the four random surveys, the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition presidential flag bearer got below 30 %.
In the first survey done by a Twitter user named Levice Ochieng, Ruto got 53 % support of the 23,917 respondents that participated with Raila coming second with 26%.
Controversial presidential candidate, George Wajackoyah emerged third with 19 % while David Waihiga had only 2%.
In the second survey done by Kenyan Political Opinion, where 8,606 people participated, the former Eldoret North MP had 67 % with Raila getting 23 %.
Wajackoyah and Waihiga who are both underdogs had 9 % and 1 % respectively in the second poll.
In the third random poll, the Kenya Kwanza Alliance leader had a commanding lead of 66 % while the ODM leader had 24 % where 10,399 Twitter users participated.
In the fourth survey conducted by Peter Omari and which attracted 5,710 respondents, DP Ruto got 71 % with the former prime minister trailing with 19%.
On May 27, Mutahi Nguyi, a political analyst and a close advocate of the Raila presidential bid did a similar survey and the results were not different from the sample by Khalwale.
In Mutahi Ngunyi’s survey, 51% of the 89,715 participants said they will vote for the UDA presidential flag bearer in the August poll with 41 % supporting Raila.