University of Ghana poll reveals Akufo-Addo as the winner if elections are held today

University of Ghana poll reveals Akufo-Addo as the winner if elections are held today

- A poll by the University of Ghana shows that President Akufo-Addo will win if elections are held today

- The survey shows that he will secure 49.3% of the votes while John Mahama takes 33.3% of the votes

- The survey however revealed that there will be the need for a runoff between the two leading contenders if the elections were held

According to a poll conducted by the Political Science department of the University of Ghana, President Akufo-Addo will win if elections are held as soon as possible.

The results of the survey, which were presented by Dr. Maame Gyekye-Jandoh, head of the Political Science department, showed that Akufo-Addo will take the lead with 49.3% with John Mahama trailing behind with 33.3%. Dr. Paa Kwesi Ndoum, the polls further revealed, will win 7.35% of votes cast.

Dr. Maame Gyekye-Jandoh said the elections might head for a run-off since although Akufo-Addo may have taken the lead, he may not be able to cross the 50 percent plus one mark to be retained as president.

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“These responses indicate simply and unsurprisingly that the two major parties are still the most preferred among voters and secondly, that there might be another contest between President Akufo-Addo and former president Mahama during the 2020 elections,” she disclosed.

Dr. Gyekye-Jandoh explained that two questions were asked respondents, one being which party they would vote for if elections were held today, and secondly, which candidate they would vote for.

Nana Akufo-Addo defeated John Mahama, then incumbent president, to become the president of Ghana in the 2016 general elections.

Akufo-Addo polled 53.9% of the total valid votes and John Mahama secured 44.4% of the votes.

The research, which sampled about 5,000 Ghanaians nationwide, touched on some areas including economy, education, campaign promises, government policies and programmes among others.

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