A survey conducted by Afrobarometer has concluded that President Robert Mugabe would win presidential elections if they were held tomorrow. It also showed that the likelihood of MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai winning an election has fallen since 2005 to 2017 from 57% to 16% while Mugabe’s chances have been on the increase.
Part of the survey reads:
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Survey shows that ZANU-PF has an edge if presidential elections were to be held tomorrow. Asked which party’s candidate one would vote for in a hypothetical presidential elections, a day after the survey, 38% said ZANU-PF, 24% refused to answer, 16% said MDC-T, 11% said they would note vote and 4% said they would vote for a ZIMPF candidate (before the split) and 2% said they would vote for other parties. Survey shows that ZANU-PF still commands support in the rural areas while a plurality (31%) of those who refused to answer are urban based.
You can view a graph depicting Mugabe’s gain in popularity below:
You can download the full survey HERE.
Morgan Tsvangirai was a Zimbabwean politician and leader of the Movement for Democratic Change party and Trade Unionist. He was Prime Minister of Zimbabwe during the Government of National Unity era from 2008 and 2013. Tsvangirai died on 14 February 2018 at a hospital in... Read More About Morgan Tsvangirai
Robert Mugabe was a politician and the former President of Zimbabwe. He was the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe from 1987 to November 2017. Prior to this, he was the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe since the attainment of independence in 1980. Mugabe resigned from... Read More About Robert Mugabe