Raila ahead of Ruto by 6 percentage points, 6 days to the election - IPSOS poll

for Tv47 Digital August 02, 2022, 10:04 AM
William Ruto and  Raila Odinga
UDA's William Ruto and Azimio's Raila Odinga on the campaign trail. A poll by IPSOS puts Raila head. PHOTOS/FILE

In Summary

  • Raila scores 47 % against his closest challenger William Ruto's 41%. 

With only six days to go to the general election, a new opinion poll shows that Azimio La Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga is ahead of his main rival William Ruto of UDA by six percentage points. 


The poll by Ipsos was released on Tuesday morning.

It says Raila enjoys 47% popularity among the voters against Ruto's 41%.  The poll sampled  6,105 households in 47 counties in a period of one week.

In terms of region, Raila has 18 counties where voter preference is above 55% compared to Ruto's 17 counties where the preference is at 55%. 11 counties have been identified as "battlegrounds."

Prayer Meeting, Kisii Campaigns

This morning, Ruto hosted a prayer service at his home in Karen, Nairobi. "We are truly grateful as a team. We have seen God’s hand in this journey. We have come to appreciate that men can let you down, but God can’t."


Calling on Kenyans to turn out in large numbers and vote on August 9, he added: "The punishment given to good people who don’t vote is to be led by fools. Good people like us seating here, if you don’t show up to vote should not complain when the wrong people are voted for."

On his part, Raila and the Azimio brigade take their vote-hunting mission to Kisii County. 

More to follow.....

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