A recent online opinion poll conducted by a leading management firm, Goodman AMC, shows that the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Akufo-Addo leading the elections by 49% of votes as against President Mahama with closely 44% of votes cast.
The poll which involved 1,644 Ghanaian adult respondents, aged 18 and above comprising 1,052 likely male voters and 592 likely female voters show how;
1. 68% of respondents feel frustrated by the current power outages.
2. Respondents made mention of the economy (39%), jobs and unemployment (26%), agriculture (12%) and corruption (8%) as major challenges facing Ghanaians.
3. 77 percent of respondents support Akufo-Addo’s 1-district, 1-factory policy.
4. 79 percent of respondents say they are not satisfied with the current subsidies on electricity tariffs.
Meanwhile, the Progressive People’s Party’s (PPP) candidate, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, got 6% of the votes while presidential candidate of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Ivor Greenstreet secured 1% of the votes.
Should this be a true reflection of the general elections in December, then both parties could be preparing for a run-off since they both fell short of the 50 plus 1 electoral rule in the 1992 Constitution.