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NPP will win 7 December election with 51.7%, says UG survey

51.7% of respondents to the study by researchers at the University of Ghana said they will vote for the incumbent, President Akufo-Addo

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) will win the presidential election in December, a survey conducted by the political science department of the University of Ghana (UG) at Legon has said.

In the survey, 51.7% of respondents said they will vote for the incumbent, President Akufo-Addo, while 40.4% opted for the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama.

Christian Kwabena Andrews, the candidate of the Ghana Union Movement (GUM), placed third with 1.4%, while Ivor Kobina Greenstreet of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) secured 0.8% in the survey.

The researchers sampled 11,000 respondents across the country, 53.8% of whom said they will vote based on the candidate’s campaign message.

The survey found that, of those voting in line with a campaign message, 52.5% would vote for President Akufo-Addo and 40.9% would vote for Mahama.

The UG survey was carried out between 12 November and 22 November this year and was presented by Kaakyire Duku Frempong, a lead researcher on the project.

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