POLLS: EFF support drops in Nelson Mandela Bay


21 July 2016 - This graphic shows how support for the main political parties has changed week-on-week in the Nelson Mandela Bay.

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JOHANNESBURG – Support for the EFF has dropped in Nelson Mandela Bay, according to the latest eNCA poll.

Support for the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in Nelson Mandela Bay has dropped by two percentage points to six percent while the Democratic Alliance (DA) holds on to its lead with 42 percent of respondents saying they plan to vote for the party led by Mmusi Maimane.

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

The African National Congress gained one percentage point, bringing them to 28 percent.

The respondents who said they were undecided grew by one point, polling at 16 percent his week.

INFOGRAPHIC: Sort through eNCA poll results for Nelson Mandela Bay according to age, race and income demographics.

Smaller parties in all three metros are losing support, but the United Democratic Party led by Bantu Holomisa hold 1.2 percent of voter support in this metro.

Negative party sentiment grew the most for the EFF, which polled at 47 percent this week.

Positive party sentiment did not increase for any of the three major political parties contesting the upcoming elections, with the ANC and DA both dropping three percentage points in their positive sentiment rating.

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

In Nelson Mandela Bay 56 percent of respondents said they did know their current ward councilor while only 37 percent said they had personally met their current ward councilor.

This was the highest result compared to the cities of Johannesburg and Tshwane.

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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