In the run-up to the 2019 general elections, a new survey has been released. According to the poll results announced by the Association for Free Research and International Cooperation (Afric), the majority of South Africans would vote for the ANC. The survey was conducted across all the nine provinces.
As the Afric project coordinator Mikael Cheuwa points out, one poll was conducted from October 11 to 20, 2018, and another from January 29 to February 8, 2019. Both surveys comprised 2 249 respondents and 1 501 respondents respectively.
As a result of the survey, it was found out that the newly established African Transformation Movement was unknown to most South Africans.
The participants also expressed their attitude towards South African president Cyril Ramaphosa, who took office on February 2018.
“We found that 49% of the respondents positively assessed the performance of the president and 19.7% negatively rated President Ramaphosa,” Jose Matemulane, Afric president said .