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William Ruto- Gachagua beat Raila- Martha Karua in Twitter presidential opinion poll

by Amos Khaemba

The presidential ticket comprising William Ruto and Rigathi Gacagua would emerge victorious if the election were held today at the expense of that comprising Raila Odinga and Martha Karua.

According to two separate Twitter opinion polls, the Ruto-Gacagua ticket will defeat the Raila-Karua ticket in the first round of the presidential election.

In the first poll conducted by political analyst David Makali, DP Ruto will win the August polls with 56 % while, Raila Odinga will get 39 %.

Out of the 33,722 participants, 5 % of them said they do not vote for either William Ruto or Raila Odinga in the coming polls.

In another poll done by The Star Newspaper, the William Ruto and Rigathi Gacagua ticket still emerged more popular than the Raila Odinga-Martha Karua ticket.

Out of the 70,210 participants, 50% of them said they will vote for Ruto-Gacagua during the August polls.
On the hand, 43% of them said they will cast their vote in favor of the ODM leader who will be deputized by Martha Karua.

According to The Star survey, 3 % of the respondents support the Kalonzo Musyoka-Andrew Sunkuli presidential ticket.

4 % of the participants said they will not for either Ruto, Raila, or Kalonzo if elections were held today.

Both Makali and The Star carried out their survey after both the leading presidential candidate officially unveiled their running mates.

From both surveys, Ruto will get 50 % + 1 vote as instituted by the constitutional for one to be declared a winner in round one.

The polls being generic, they did not provide the performance of the candidates in terms of counties meaning it is hard to point out of any will get 25 % of the total votes cast in each of more than half the 47 counties.

The polls by Makali and The Star shows similarity with other recent polls only delivering in terms of the possibility of having a winner in round one.

According to polls by Mizani Africa done during the Month of March, Ruto was popular 47 % followed closely by Raila with 46.9%.

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