Most Zimbabweans are registered and ready to vote in July, but while the ruling ZANU-PF appears to have a lead among declared voters, the outcome is far from certain, according to a new survey by Mass Public Opinion Institute (MPOI), the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation and Afrobarometer..
As of late April/early May, more than eight in 10 Zimbabweans said they were registered and likely to vote in the July elections. Among voters willing to declare their preferences in the presidential race, the ZANU-PF held a 42% to 31% lead over the MDC-T, but the intentions of fully one-fourth of voters remained unknown.
Moreover, the state of the presidential race could change during the three months between the survey dates (28 April-13 May 2018) and Election Day, scheduled for 30 July.
Some key findings:
▪ More than eight out of 10 Zimbabweans (85%) said they had registered to vote in the upcoming elections.
▪ About three in 10 registered voters (31%) said they had been asked by an unauthorized person to show the serial number of their voter registration slip.
▪ More than three-fourths (77%) of Zimbabwean adults said they will “definitely” vote in the 2018 election. In addition, 9% said they will “probably” vote, and 5% said they may or may not vote.
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Eldred. V. Masunungure