POLLS: ANC support drops in Tshwane


21 July 2016 - This graphic shows how many voters said they know their councillor according to results from week seven of the eNCA poll in the City of Tshwane.

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JOHANNESBURG – The African National Congress (ANC) has lost two percentage points support in the City of Tshwane. The governing party is now polling at 23 percent while the Democratic Alliance (DA) holds onto the lead with 40 percent.

This is according to the latest eNCA poll, ahead of the municipal elections on 3 August.

INFOGRAPHIC: Sort through eNCA poll results for the City of Tshwane according to age, race and income demographics.

Support for the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) remains the same as last week at 13 percent.

The number of undecided voters increased by one point to 14 percent.

Smaller parties in all three metros are losing support, but the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) is ahead of other smaller partiies, polling at 1.2 percent this week.

Negative party sentiment didn’t increase for the EFF, ANC or the DA. The ANC, however, polled the highest for negative party sentiment at 52 percent. This is the same result it has achieved in the last two weeks.

Positive party sentiment increased the most for the EFF. The party led by Julius Malema is now polling at 30 percent in positive party sentiment. The DA is ahead of all the parties with 58 percent positive party sentiment in the capital city.

This week’s poll asked if respondents knew who their ward councilor was and if they had ever met them.

In Tshwane, 48 percent of respondents said they did know who their current ward councilor was and only 24 percent of respondents said they had personally met their current ward councilor.

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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