A brand new ballot by International InfoAnalytics has revealed the present standings within the upcoming by-election for the Assin North constituency.
The survey signifies that Charles Opoku, the parliamentary candidate for the New Patriotic Celebration (NPP), holds a slight benefit over James Gyakye Quayson, the parliamentary candidate of the Nationwide Democratic Congress (NDC).
Based on the ballot, 45.6 % of the respondents expressed their intention to vote for James Gyakye Quayson, whereas 46.7 % declared their help for Charles Opoku.
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Nonetheless, the outcomes additionally spotlight that 6.9 % of voters stay undecided, making their votes pivotal in figuring out the end result of the election on Tuesday.
The survey concerned 2,500 members, offering beneficial insights into the preferences of the citizens forward of the by-election. Each candidates are vying for the help of the undecided voters, realizing that their choice will form the ultimate outcomes.
The survey by International InfoAnalytics additionally revealed that Charles Opoku has squandered a 19% lead he loved 4 weeks in the past right into a 1.1% lead, that means the race is a lifeless warmth.
Mr Opoku “led within the first monitoring ballot 57% to 38% in opposition to James Gyakye-Quayson. Nonetheless, over the interval, Charles has slid within the ballot because the marketing campaign bought into full swing, shedding a mean 1% day by day since sixth June, and at the moment, leads 46.7% by 45.6%, representing a margin of 1.1% a drop from 19% margin. 6.9% of voters are undecided, that means the destiny of the race very a lot lies within the hand of undecided voters.”
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The survey additionally revealed that Mr Gyakye-Quayson leads in 11 out of the 18 electoral areas whereas Mr Opoku leads in 7%. The Ballot additionally reveals that Mr Opoku has a powerful lead amongst voters aged 18-24 and 25-34. Mr Gyakye Quayson leads in older teams.
Nonetheless, proof reveals that younger voters could possibly be unreliable demography and in the event that they fail to turnout of their numbers because the ballot suggests, this could possibly be a blow to Mr Opoku’s possibilities.
Although Mr Gyakye Quayson leads among the many essential Akan group, he trails Mr Opoku among the many Ewes, the second largest ethnic group within the constituency.
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Based on the ballot, 70% of voters indicated that they’d not be swayed by the sudden developmental tasks within the constituency in comparison with 30% could be swayed.
Satirically, when voters had been requested what motion (s) they’d take in the event that they had been provided an inducement to vote for a selected candidate, 78% mentioned they may take the inducement and vote for the candidate in comparison with 16% who would take the inducement and vote in opposition to the candidate.
On the difficulty of the court docket case, when voters who voted for Mr Opoku had been requested in the event that they had been influenced to vote for him as a result of they feared Mr Gyakye Quayson’s court docket case could possibly be a difficulty, 20% of them mentioned they meant to vote for Mr Opoku due to Mr Gyakye Quayson’s court docket case.
The ballot additionally reveals that 44% of NDC voters who intend to vote for CharlesMr Opoku had been doing so due to Mr Gyakye-Quayson’s court docket case.
In the important thing battleground electoral areas of Endwa, Breku, Dominase, Bediadua and Praso, undecided voters common over 10% of voters.