Raila Odinga, the presidential candidate of the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party, refuted the notion that the August 9 presidential election will be a two-horse race on Sunday.
Raila Odinga, who is running for president for the fifth time, claimed to be the most popular candidate, calling his primary rival, William Ruto, a “donkey” in the contest.
With 61 days till the General Election, various opinion polls appear to support the ODM leader’s views.
Infotrak, a research organization, presented its monthly study on Wednesday, indicating that if elections were held today, the former Prime Minister would be elected President.
According to the poll, the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party’s flag bearer has a 42 percent approval rating, while the Kenya Kwanza alliance’s flag bearer has a 36 percent approval rating.
“What we found in this study is that naming the running mates had a significant impact on the popularity of the candidates in some regions,” revealed Angela Ambitho, CEO of Infotrak.
The margin of error for the study, which was done in all 290 constituencies with 9,000 respondents, is plus or minus one.
According to Infotrak polls, none of the main presidential candidates will receive the constitutionally required 50 percent plus one vote.
In a previous poll conducted by Statistics Kenya, the presidential candidate of the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition had greater support than DP Ruto.
According to the poll, Raila Odinga has 55.4 percent of the vote, while William Ruto has 37.1 percent.
Statistics Kenya, like Infotrak, found that Martha Karua’s election had a direct influence.