Azimio’s Raila Odinga is Ahead of William Ruto in 10 Battleground Counties- Infotrak

Angela Ambitho of Infotrak

Overall, Azimio’s Raila Odinga is leading in at least 21 counties while Kenya Kwanza’s William Ruto leads in only 16 out of Kenya’s 47 counties, according to Infotrak’s latest polling results

The battle to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta is boiling down to the wire, with the two leading contenders Raila Odinga and William doing all within their powers to secure the so ‘called battleground’ counties.

According to research conducted by Infotrak Research and Communications recently, there are 10 counties classified as such with a combined total of 3.6 million registered voters that may play a central role in deciding whether any of the two leading candidates win the presidency.  

Ms Ambitho of Infotrak said the two main contenders are only separated by six percentage points, with 16 per cent of the 22.1 million registered voters nationally yet to decide who to vote for among the four presidential candidates. She said that if the elections were held between July 2nd and 7th, 2022 when the survey was conducted, Mr Odinga would have garnered 43 per cent or 9.4 million votes, while William Ruto would have garnered 37 per cent or 8.1 million votes.

Ambitho said that the poll was conducted through computer-assisted telephone interviews with a margin of error of +/-1 per cent with a sample size of 9,000 respondents picked across all the nine regions in the country proportional to the number of registered voters

Overall, Azimio’s Raila Odinga is leading in at least 21 counties while Kenya Kwanza’s William Ruto leads in only 16 out of Kenya’s 47 counties. According to Infotrak’s latest polling results, the ten counties, under Raila Odinga’s tight grips are Mombasa and Tana River at the Coast, Marsabit and Isiolo in North Eastern, Narok and Samburu in the South and North Rift, Nakuru in Central Rift, Trans Nzoia, Bungoma, Vihiga, Kakamega and Busia Counties in Western.

Others include Siaya, Homa Bay, Kisumu, Migori, Kisii, Nyamira, Nairobi and Kajiado,Makueni, Machakos, Kitui, Kwale, Lamu, Kilifi, Taita Taveta, Garissa, Wajir, Mandera, and Turkana counties.

On the other hand, DP Ruto enjoys strongholds in the Mt Kenya and Rift Valley regions with 16 counties in his fold. The counties are Laikipia, Embu, Meru, Kiambu, Murang’a, Nyandarua, Tharaka-Nithi, Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Kericho, Bomet, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo-Marakwet, Nandi, Baringo and West Pokot.

At Kenya’s Coast, a perceived Raila Odinga stronghold with 1.96 million voters, the DP has lost ground to Mr Odinga from 29 per cent in June to 27 per cent when the polling was conducted. Mr Odinga’s popularity at the coast is at 46 per cent while DP Ruto is at 27 per cent with 20 per cent being undecided voters.

She said that the poll was conducted through computer-assisted telephone interviews with a margin of error of +/-1 per cent with a sample size of 9,000 respondents picked across all the nine regions in the country proportional to the number of registered voters.

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