Survey Sh0cker: Chamisa nowhere near Mnangagwa as victory march continues


Recent opinion polls and experts are pointing to a big victory for ruling party ZANU PF in next month’s elections. According to a survey by the Mass Public Opinion Institute (MPOI), ZANU PF is comfortably ahead of the opposition, which leadership experts say confirms other polls and public sentiment.

If the presidential election were held today, the MPOI survey found that ZANU PF would take 35% of the vote compared to rival CCC’s 27%. Some 63% of Zimbabweans polled said they were interested in the election and planned to vote.

Political analyst Gibson Nyikadzino said a ZANU PF win is “inevitable”, citing the party’s higher trust levels. Rutendo Matinyarare added that President Emmerson Mnangagwa deserves to be re-elected for delivering results like new roads, bridges, dams and record output in agriculture and gold.

A separate survey by US firm Fitch Solutions also predicted a “comfortable majority” for ZANU PF due to the incumbent’s advantages. The firm described Mnangagwa as a “reform-minded” leader focused on strengthening the economy.

Meanwhile, a study by Pan African Forum Limited found President Mnangagwa commands a massive 75% popularity. In the poll of over 3,000 respondents, Mnangagwa was the “most preferred candidate” with 19% for CCC’s Nelson Chamisa. Nearly all registered voters said they planned to cast their ballot.

The surveys point to a landslide victory for ZANU PF and President Mnangagwa on August 23, though the opposition disputes the polls and claims they will triumph at the ballot box.

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