By James Amoh Junior
Tema, Dec. 05, GNA – A survey conducted by Intellectual Patriots, a governance advocacy group, has predicted a landslide electoral victory for the New Patriotic Party’s Presidential Candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
The survey, which covered 150 constituencies in all 16 regions, with over 28, 438 respondents selected, used a simple random and purposive sampling technique and adopted a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods.
According to the opinion poll, 52.9 per cent of the respondents said they will vote for the incumbent President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the New Patriotic Party while 4.3 percent will vote for John Dramani Mahama, flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress.
However, the other political parties obtained 4 per cent.
The research conducted in November 2020, was presented at a press conference on Friday by Mr Joseph Gyamfi Yeboah, President, Intellectual Patriots and a lead researcher of the survey, in Tema ahead of the polls next week.
He said some of the factors that informed the sampling included the credibility of candidates, efficiency in management of economy, social intervention initiatives, infrastructural developments, trust to deliver on promises, second term opportunity or come back and the management of crisis – Dumsor and Covid-19.
He indicated that a margin of 2 per cent error was projected since it was believed that a fraction of undecided voters could make a last minute decision.
According to the cross sectional survey, “the subject of Covid-19 had a mixed reaction whilst respondents believed the NPP managed the pandemic sufficiently, the general socio-economic effects of the pandemic had made a fraction of the populace lose interest in issues regarding party politics since most of them had been rendered jobless.”
“We believe that vigilance at the polling station before, during and after voting and the final collation of results should not be underrated by various political parties, ” he said.