As the country enters election season, political leaders are busy traveling the country in an attempt to garner more followers and popularize their agenda among Kenyans. According to the Star survey, Deputy President William Ruto is the most popular presidential contender in Kenya, with 43.3 percent of the vote, followed by Azimio Flag holder Raila Odinga with 42.2 percent. With the nomination of running matea, the race to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta, whose term is almost up, appears to have taken a new turn, becoming more competitive.
According to the study, support for the two leading presidential contenders is evenly distributed throughout the country, with the exception of the Central Rift, where Azimio dominates Kenya Kwanza and Nyanza.
It went on to say that many Kenyans admitted to supporting or sympathizing with more than one political grouping, particularly in municipal and non-presidential elections.
In the solemn quest to determine who will be Kenya’s fifty Head of State, incumbent Kenyan Deputy President Dr William Samoei Ruto is expected to engage in a cutthroat battle with former Prime Minister Rt Hon Raila Amollo Odinga and a cross section of other presidential candidates in the August 9th polls.
Leading local research institutes and organizations have undertaken a slew of opinion surveys in an effort to provide Kenyans a peek of each presidential candidate’s popularity and chances of seizing the mantle of authority in the August 9th Gene elections.
According to a fresh opinion survey done in May by The Star, one of Kenya’s top local newspapers, the Deputy President would be the next president if elections were held today.
According to the poll, Ruto would receive 43.3 percent of the total votes cast, while Raila would receive 42.4 percent. If the elections were held today, Wiper Party leader Hon Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka would receive 4% of the vote.