Eight out of every 10 voters eager for December elections, Ghana Election Poll shows
Less than five months to Ghana’s general election and despite the coronavirus pandemic that continues to devastate global economies and households, Ghanaians are upbeat about participating in the electoral process with eight out of every ten people of voting age confirming that they will vote in the next set of leaders come December.
This, according to the latest Ghana Election Poll, a survey conducted by online news platform Ghanaweb and Africa Consumer Panel, a partnership between digital publisher Africa Business Communities and market research firm MSI-ACI.
The survey that ran from May 1 to June 30 sampling 792 eligible voters revealed that Ashanti, Central and Northern regions of Ghana had the highest number of voting population that expressed enthusiasm in participating in the polls than those who didn’t. The population of prospective voters in the Greater Accra region remains the highest according to the latest data by Electoral Commission. However a bulk of the respondents from the area said they did not plan to vote, a sentiment shared by respondents in the 25 to 29 age bracket.
Over three quarters of the respondents, 78 per cent, indicated they were looking forward to participating in the December elections, with 10 per cent choosing not to and 12 per cent being undecided, the poll further revealed. Men were more eager to vote than women at 83.4 per cent and 3.2 per cent respectively.
Among the questions posed to respondents included: Do you plan to vote in the 2020 election? Do you feel there is a possibility of vote-rigging in the 2020 election? Do you think Akufo-Addo has fulfilled his promises well enough to deserve re-election? Who are you planning to vote for if the 2020 elections were held today?
The poll runs on a monthly basis with the results released and published on Ghanaweb.com at the beginning of every month. To protect the integrity of the results, respondents are only allowed to take part in the survey once, with subsequent attempts from a similar device being rejected by the MSI-ACI platform that hosts the survey.
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