A survey conducted by the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana (UG) saw the Ghana Union Movement’s (GUM), Reverend Christian Kwabena Andrews, also known as Osofo Kyiri Abosom placing third.
He had 1.4% of people saying they will give him their votes.
51.7% out of11,000 respondents sampled said if elections were held today, they would vote for the governing New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
40.4% of the respondents also said they would vote for flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama.
According to the UG Political Science Department, the 11,000 respondents were sampled from all the 16 regions for the survey.
In another development, the researchers say 80% of the respondents said they will vote based on the campaign message.
Out of the number, 52.5% said they will vote for Nana Akufo-Addo, while 40. 9% said they will vote for John Mahama.
A senior lecturer at the University of Ghana’s Political Science Department, Alex Kaakyire Duku Frempong in leading the presentation said about 4.7% of Ghanaians are still undecided on who to vote for less than two weeks to the elections.
He thus urged politicians to look for such persons and sell their campaign messages to them.
“The respondents who said they were going to vote based on sound campaign message, their preferred choices were NPP’s Akufo-Addo 52.5 and followed by the NDC’s John Mahama 40.9. GUM’s Christian Kwabena Andrews got 1.3 but what is more important is that 3.7 percent of Ghanaians have not decided.”
“When we asked our sample which presidential candidate they were going to vote for if elections were held today, 51.7 percent said they will vote for Akufo-Addo, and 40.4% said they will vote for Mahama while 1.4% said they will vote for GUM. So that is what the 11,000 respondents that we spoke to said.”