Will the ANC lose three metros?
The latest Ipsos poll, conducted for news channel eNCA, has predicted that the ANC will lose massive support in three metros – Joburg, Tshwane and Nelson Mandela Bay – on election day on August 3.
The ANC has reacted by either dismissing it as unrepresentative or welcoming it as a timeous reminder for it to get its house in order. The polls show that the ANC could lose the Tshwane and Nelson Mandela Bay metros to the DA.
In Joburg, the two parties are tied neck-and-neck. The EFF has an average of 10% support in Tshwane and Joburg. With seven weeks to go, much could still change. The ANC expects that support for it will pick up after it announces its mayoral candidates.