Tuesday, 14 July

UG survey: Half of parl. to fall if elections were held today

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A survey conducted by the political science department of the University of Ghana (UG) has revealed that if elections were held today, about 49.5 per cent of Ghanaians will vote out their Members of Parliament (MPs) due to their poor performance.

The survey also revealed that 42.6 per cent of the respondents are ready to retain their MPs with 7.9 per cent of the respondents undecided about whom to vote for.

Regional level

In two regions, 50% or more would vote for the incumbents: Volta (56.4%) & Oti (50.0%), the report said.

“In nine others, 40% or more would vote for the incumbents: Savanna (48.7%), Ashanti (45.7%), Bono East (45.7%), Ahafo (45.5%), Northern (45.3%), Western North (45.2%), Upper West (42.7%), Eastern (41.7%) & Central (40.7%).

In the other five regions, only 30% or more would vote for the incumbents: Western (38.5%), Bono (35.7%), Upper East (35.3%), Greater Accra (34.5%) & North East (32.9%)

In four regions, more than 10% were undecided: Western North (16.0%), North East (14.1%) Upper East (10.2%) & Savanna (10.0%),” it added.

NPP MPs

The region with the most support for NPP incumbents, if elections were held today, was Oti (66.0%) where NPP has a single seat.

In the three regions where the NPP has its highest number of seats, the support for the incumbents was lower: Ashanti – 44 seats (45.8%), Eastern – 27 seats (42.3%) & Greater Accra – 21 seats (31.3%).

In four regions, more than 10% were undecided: Upper East (10.1%), Greater Accra (10.5%), Western North (16.3%) & North East (17.6%)

NDC MPs

The region with the most support for NDC incumbents, if elections were held today, was Ahafo (60.4%) where NDC has two seats.

In the three regions where NDC has its highest number of seats, the support for the incumbents was lower: Volta – 18 seats (56.4%), Greater Accra – 13 seats (39.5%) & Upper East – 12 seats (36.9%).

In five regions, more than 10% were undecided: Upper East (10.1), North East (10.6%), Eastern (13.1%), Western North (15.9%) & Central (16.2%).

Source: Ghana/ClassFMonline.com/91.3FM

Source: Laud Nartey