YOUTH, EDUCATED PREFER AKUFO-ADDO -Poll reveals
Written by danquahinstitute.org Thursday, 22 November 2012 17:39
The latest opinion poll released by Research International indicates that the Presidential Candidate of the opposition New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is highly favoured by the youth and educated folk as the man who can provide the right kind leadership the nation needs at this stage of its development.
On the other hand, the poll shows that President John Dramani Mahama of the ruling National Democratic Congress enjoys more support among the aged and the uneducated than his man opponent in the December 7 elections.
For example, Nana Akufo-Addo obtained 60% of the vote by age groups ranging between 18-19, whilst President Mahama obtained 40% amongst the same catchment group.
Nana Akufo-Addo, within the age group of 20-24, obtained 56% of the vote as against 41% obtained by President Mahama.
President Mahama, on the other hand, obtained 53% of the vote by the 50-54 age group, whilst Nana Akufo-Addo obtained 47%.
Also, 58% of the respondents with no education preferred President Mahama, whilst 42% preferred the NPP flagbearer.
However, majority of the respondents who had some form of education stated that they would vote for the NPP and its Presidential Candidate. 52% of respondents with basic education stated that they would vote for Nana Akufo-Addo, whilst 44% stated they would vote for President Mahama.
Similarly, 54% of respondents with secondary education preferred Nana Akufo-Addo whilst 41% preferred President Mahama.
On the tertiary front, 58% of respondents stated they would vote for Nana Akufo-Addo, whilst 42% stated that they would vote for President Mahama.
The poll puts Nana Akufo-Addo in a comfortable lead, predicting a first round victory for him and his party in the upcoming December 7 elections.
The research, carried out between September 16 and November 2, sampled a total number of 4,600 respondents in all parts of the country, with Nana Akufo-Addo obtaining 52.2% of the vote, representing 2,401 of the respondents.
The incumbent, President John Dramani Mahama, according to the opinion poll, obtained 46.9% of the vote, representing 2,157 of the respondents sampled.
The poll, according to Research International, has a confidence level of 98% with a margin of error of some ¬Ī1.8%.
Research International is a market research company, founded in 1962 and part of the Kantar Group, the parent company for WPP‚Äôs worldwide information and consultancy interests.
Research International has offices in 50 countries, including Ghana (Cantonments, Accra) and employs approximately 2,500 people across the world.
It specialises in qualitative and quantitative custom market research.
Research International‚Äôs genesis was the market research division of Unilever. To this day there remains a very strong link, with Unilever a major client in all significant markets.