JOHANNESBURG – Support for the African National Congress (ANC) in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro has increased by six percentage points in the last week.
This is according to the latest eNCA poll ahead of the municipal elections on 3 August.
The ANC is still behind the Democratic Alliance (DA) in the metro, which remains unchanged from last week’s 42 percent.
The number of respondents who said they don't know who they will vote for or refused to vote is still an important group to consider at 15 percent.
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) dropped in support, with only eight percent of respondents saying they will vote for the red berets.
Athol Trollip, DA mayoral candidate for Nelson Mandela Bay has overtaken Danny Jordaan, the ANC mayoral candidate in this week's leadership rating compared to results from two weeks ago.
Trollip has been actively campaigning in the Eastern Cape this week visiting Grahamstown, Veeplaas and Fort Beaufort amongst other places.
Support for Jordaan dropped by 1.2 points. Last Saturday Jordaan campaigned with Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan and Minister of Sport and Recreation Fikile Mbalula.
Positive party sentiment for the ANC has increased by three points to 35 percent.
The EFF have had a bad week with negative sentiment for the party led by Julius Malema, increasing to 44 percent, while positive sentiment for the party decreased by seven points to 29 percent.
Week six also includes results of smaller parties, showing none of them making much impact.
* Important points to consider about this poll:
A total of 2,500 panel members were recruited and every week 1,500 of them are contacted for a 5-minute telephonic interview. The results are representative of the opinions in each metropolitan area and are weighted and projected to reflect the views of the eligible voters in each area.
These results should be evaluated within the margin of error determined by sample size, response rate and sampling methodology used.
The margin of error for the results of the city of Johannesburg is between 1.2 percent and 2.8 percent; for the City of Tshwane it is between 1.6 percent and 3.7 percent and for Nelson Mandela Bay between 2.5 percent and 5.7 percent.
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