Sur­veys point to ED vic­tory

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“Most peo­ple, 95 per­cent, said they were ‘fairly’ or ‘very’ sat­is­fied with their ex­pe­ri­ences with bio­met­ric voter reg­is­tra­tion cen­tres, in­clud­ing the con­duct of reg­is­tra­tion of­fi­cials and the func­tion­ing of reg­is­tra­tion equip­ment. “A slim ma­jor­ity, 53 per­cent of Zim­bab­weans be­lieve that the Zec is a neu­tral board, while 31 per­cent think it makes de­ci­sions that favour par­tic­u­lar peo­ple, par­ties, or in­ter­ests. About 46 per­cent of Zim­bab­weans say they trust the Zec,” said Mr Ndoma.

He added that most Zim­bab­weans were reg­is­tered and ready to vote next month, with more than eight in 10 Zim­bab­weans con­firm­ing that they were reg­is­tered.

“As of late 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 per­cent to 31 per­cent lead over the MDC-T.

“When cit­i­zens were asked which party’s can­di­date they ex­pected to win the pres­i­den­tial elec­tion, 44 per­cent said Zanu-PF, while 28 per­cent said MDC-T Chamisa and two per­cent said MDC Al­liance would win. About one in four said they didn’t know, re­fused to an­swer, or said the elec­tion was too close to call,” said Mr Ndoma.

Last week, a sur­vey con­ducted by the Pan African Fo­rum Lim­ited re­vealed that Cde Mnan­gagwa will gar­ner 70 per­cent of the vote against Mr Chamisa’s 24 per­cent. The Kenya-based net­work of African schol­ars con­ducted the poll whose re­sults showed that Pres­i­dent Mnan­gagwa is the peo­ple’s favourite and so is his party Zanu-PF. — @pame­lashumba1 @tshuma584

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