POLLS: Support for Didiza drops in Tshwane


14 July 2016 - This graphic shows mayoral candidate ratings from week six of the eNCA poll for the City of Tshwane.

* For your full guide to the 2016 municipal elections, click here.

JOHANNESBURG – African National Congress (ANC) mayoral candidate for the City of Tshwane Thoko Didiza lost popularity in the capital, according to the latest eNCA poll, ahead of the municipal elections on 3 August.

In this week&39;s leadership rating the former minister scored 4.4 out of 10, which was a decrease of 1.2 points compared with results from two weeks ago.

While Democratic Alliance (DA) mayoral candidate Solly Msimanga is rated higher than Didiza in Tshwane, his leadership rating decreased by 0.5 points to 5.7 out of ten.

Support for the different political parties remains consistent with results from last week.

The DA is still the party which most respondents said they would vote for in Tshwane and results are the same as last week&39;s 39 percent.

Support for the ANC decreased by one point and the ANC are now at 25 percent.

INFOGRAPHIC: Delve into the City of Tshwane’s eNCA poll results according to age, race and income demographics.

A few more poll respondents said they would vote for the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) this week compared to last week, as their support grew by one point to 13 percent.

The number of respondents who said they don&39;t know who they will vote for or who refused to answer decreased to 12 percent this week.

Only minor changes were observed in party sentiment results from this week compared to last week.

Negative and positive sentiment for the ANC is completely unchanged from last week&39;s results.

Postive sentiment decreased for the DA and the EFF decreased by one point with the DA still being the party with the highest positive sentiment rating out of all three parties in Tshwane.

Both the DA and the EFF received a decrease of two points in their negative sentiment rating.

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.

Click on the links below for more results:

Paid Content