POLLS: Tshwane residents negative about ANC

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This graphic shows results from week three of the eNCA poll on party sentiment in the city of Tshwane.

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JOHANNESBURG – The African National Congress (ANC) appears to be losing support from voters in the city of Tshwane.

Negative sentiment for the governing party has increased by five percentage points since last week’s eNCA poll*.

Positive sentiment for the party has decreased, whereas it increased for the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).

This week&39;s survey took place on Monday and Tuesday, so the impact of the recent protests in Tshwane isn&39;t immediately clear.

Support for the ANC dropped by one percentage point whereas support for the DA increased by three percentage points. The number of people who didn&39;t know or refused to say remained the same as last week at 18 percent.

Those polled said they rated ANC President Jacob Zuma 5,3 out of ten as a leader and DA leader Mmusi Maimane 7,2 out of ten.

EFF leader Julius Malema was rated at 5,7 out of 10.

Other leaders who were rated highly were Deputy President Cyril Ramphosa (6,3 – 6,5 in the three cities) and former AU chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (6,5 – 6,9) and Finance Minister Pravin Gordan (7,2 - 7,4).

Topping them all was Public Protector Thuli Madonsela (7,6 - 8,2).


*Important points to consider about this poll:

The poll is conducted by the leading political pollsters, Ipsos, and is based on 15,09 cellphone respondents across the three cities. Polling was done on Monday and Tuesday, so it is not clear what impact this week’s violence in Tshwane had on  the count – though this will be explicitly addressed in next week’s poll.

The poll will be conducted weekly until 3 August, the day of voting in the upcoming 2016 municipal elections.

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* Important points to consider about this poll:

The poll is conducted by leading political polling company, Ipsos and is based on just over 1500 cellphone respondents across the three cities. Polling is conducted on a Monday and Tuesday.