The National Super Alliance (NASA) enjoys more popularity among Nairobians (56 per cent) compared to Jubilee (34 per cent) according to a new poll.
According to the poll by Trends & Insights For Africa (TIFA) Research Ltd, Ruaraka, Kibra, Embakasi South, Dagoretti North, Embakasi Central, Langata, Mathare and Embakasi East constituencies are NASA strong holds.
Jubilee enjoys majority support in Starehe, Dagoreti South, Roysambu, Kamukunji, Embakasi North and Kasarani while Westlands, Makadara and Embakasi West are all up for grabs with just 32 days to the August polls.
According to the poll, NASA’s support has gone up from 38 percent in July 2016 to 47 percent in February 2017 and now stands at 56 percent as of July 2017. Jubilee’s support went up from 38 percent in July 2016 to 42 percent in February 2017 but then dropped to 35 percent as of July this year.
“The support for NASA has gradually increased since July 2016 and it is strongest now compared to Jubilee’s support which has also been on the rise but has recently dropped,” said Maggie Ireri, TIFA director.
The aim of the study was to establish the following; Political party preference; most popular Gubernatorial Candidate; Most popular Senatorial Candidate and; most popular Woman Representative Candidate.
The poll was conducted between 1st and 2nd July 2017 across all the 17 sub-counties in Nairobi and targeted registered voters both males and females aged 18+ years.
Data was collected through Face to face interviews and featured 829 Respondents.