07 July 2016 - This graphic shows results from week five of the Ipsos-eNCA poll on party choice in Nelson Mandela Bay.
JOHANNESBURG – The African National Congress is declining in popularity in Nelson Mandela Bay in the Eastern Cape.
This is according to the latest eNCA poll ahead of the municipal elections on 3 August.
ANC support in this metro has dropped six percentage points from 27 percent last week to only 21 percent this week.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) is now more than 20 percentage points ahead of the ANC in Nelson Mandela Bay.
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have also made some gains.
In this week&39;s poll, the DA, with Athol Trollip as the mayoral candidate, gained three percentage points increasing to 42 percent.
The EFF made the same inroads also gaining three percentage points with 10 percent of respondents saying they will vote for the party led by Julius Malema.
More bad news for the governing party as negative party sentiment has increased.
Negative party sentiment also increased for the DA by two percentage points.
Positive party sentiment for the EFF increased by seven percentage points to 36 percent.
Week five of the eNCA polls asked respondents to rate which parties were the best to deal with important service delivery and social challenges.
The data reveals a perception of sentiment towards different political parties and is not a prediction of results ahead of the elections.
On services in the metro, the DA came out tops as the best party to deal with issues such as refuse(s) removal, electricity, housing and water quality.
The DA was also rated much higher as being the best to deal with social issues like drug abuse and nation(al) building.
The EFF scored highly in being the best party to organise youth entertainment and to deal with racism.
* 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.
Click on the links below for more results:
- POLLS: ANC scores high on service delivery in JHB
- POLLS: EFF on the rise in Tshwane
- POLLS: Party campaigns kick into top gear