President Cyril Ramaphosa remains the most favourable presidential candidate among potential voters, a poll by the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) has found.
The IRR released its “Voter Cheat Sheet” yesterday, Current Affairs ZA learned. It’s a summary of voter positions on key issues and is drawn from its February 2019 opinion poll.
The poll found that 60.4% of national voters feel very or somewhat favourable towards Ramaphosa, compared to 32.6% for EFF leader Julius Malema and 31.5% for DA leader Mmusi Maimane.
Juju might need to pull up his socks because 44.9% of national voters feel very or somewhat unfavourable towards him. This is the highest percentage among the major presidential candidates.
Maimane fares better at 33.6%, while Ramaphosa is the least unfavourable among national voters at 17.9%.
The ANC is still the party to beat nationally. Nevertheless, it still has a serious image problem, as over 65% of national voters feel the phrase “is corrupt” best describes it.
To view the complete IRR Voter Cheat Sheet, click here.