Research conducted by a United Kingdom-based body, Info Research and Assessment UK Limited has revealed that Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia will beat John Mahama if the two decide to contest in the 2024 election.
Ahead of election 2024, the researchers posed the following question as part of their work; “Who will you vote for in 2024 between Bawumia and Mahama”?
46% of respondents chose Bawumia and 35% opted for former president John Mahama, while a significant 19% said “they will not vote at all because both parties (NPP and NDC) are the same”.
The same research findings revealed that majority of Ghanaians believe the current economic challenges in the country is caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing Russia invasion of Ukraine.
The findings of the research indicate that 52.5 per cent of Ghanaians believe the Covid-19 and Russian-Ukraine war are principal influencers of the global economic hardships, which is severely impacting the Ghanaian economy.
The poll was conducted from 27 October to 3 November, 2022, with a sample size of 254,759 people drawn from all 16 regions in the country.
The poll was done “face to face” and the respondents were asked to answer specific questions. The margin of error for the research was +/-2%.
The polling questions which were administered to respondent are as follows;
“Do you think Ghana has been affected by COVID-19, the war in Ukraine and that this is the reason for the current economic hardships”?
52.5% answered “Yes”, 45.5% said “No”, while 2% said “Not Sure”.
On the issue of voting in future elections, the research team posed the following question; “If elections are held today, what are the issues you consider as your basis to vote”.
33% of the respondents said “Corruption”, 31% said “The Economy” and another 31% said “Free SHS”. 4.5% percent the respondents chose “Other Factors”.
On the recent address delivered by President Akufo-Addo, on the state of the economy, the following question was posted; “Were you inspired by the recent speech of President Akufo-Addo on the Economy”?
In response, 47% said “Yes”, 45% said “No” and 8% said “Not Sure”.
Officials of Info Research and Assessment UK Limited, who fronted the research work are Geoff Hurst, Olubanji Adeboye and Kwesi Degraft Johnson. They supplied Chiswick Park, London, W4 5HR, as their address in the UK.
Source: Daily Mail GH