Democratic Progressive Party’s Peter Mutharika will carry the day come 20 May. so says the results of a survey by the Afrobarometer.
The survey results which FaceofMalawi has seen reads on page 11 of 16 that “When asked which party’s candidate they would vote for ‘if the presidential elections were held tomorrow’, 27% identified DPP and its presidential candidate, Peter Mutharika, 21% identified the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) led by Lazarus Chakwera, 19% identified the People’s Party (PP) of incumbent Joyce Banda, and 14% identified the United Democratic Front (UDF) under Atupele Muluzi; 15% said they did not know how they would vote or refused to reveal their preference”.
Afrobarometer is an independent, non-partisan research project that measures the social, political and economic atmosphere in Africa – so reads information from their website at which the research result can be found at.
The afrobarometer survey comes hot on the heels of another controversial opinion poll that was released by some bogus firm which placed President Banda on the leading seat with over 40% and she was followed by Malawi Congress Party leader, Lazarus Chakwera.
Meanwhile, DPP supporters have taken to social media to celebrate the opinion poll as if it is the result of an election which have been verified by the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC).