A new opinion poll by research outfit Synovate Ghana, formerly Steadman, puts opposition New Patriotic Party flagbearer Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo ahead of President John Mills by five percent if elections were held today Tuesday May 31.
The new opinion poll for the month of May reveals the opposition NPP’s Nana Akufo-Addo will maintain his 43 percent lead ahead of President Mills who lost three percentage points since April’s opinion poll by the same research body.
This time round, President Mills will garner 38 percent of nation-wide votes if elections were held today, the Synovate poll showed.
The Convention People’s Party(CPP) presidential candidate for the 2008 elections, Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, fell from his previous eight percent to seven. People’s National Convention (PNC) candidate Dr Edward Nasigre Mahama appreciated by two percentage points from April’s two percent to four percent.
In the latest opinion polls, six percent of the 2000 people sampled said they would not vote. One percent said their vote is a secret and another one percent said they didn’t know who they would vote for if elections were held today May 31.
The latest poll also reveals Nana Akufo-Addo will win all the swing regions except President Mills’ home of the Central.
Asked who they thought would emerge flagbearer of the ruling NDC, 70 percent of the respondents chose Prof Mills, 16 percent said Nana Konadu and 14 percent said they didn’t know.