General Mugisha Muntu could be the next Forum for Democratic Change president, according to the latest opinion poll. In a latest opinion poll by Research World International, an independent global research company, Muntu is well ahead of his opponent Nathan Nandala Mafabi. Muntu scored 49% to Mafabi’s 25% in the opinion poll while MP Geoffrey Ekanya trails with just 3%.
However, poll findings confirm there remains an undecided 23% – if wooed could tilt the contest in any candidate’s favour. According to the research firm boss Dr Patrick Wakida, FDC delegates were asked: “if elections were held today, who would you vote for FDC presidency?”
Majority delegates said Muntu had showed a higher sense of maturity and care for the party in the campaigns. That aside, most delegates said the party would remain stronger after the polls.
This poll, by Research World International was commissioned between 25th September to 3rd October 2012 with the aim of assessing the opinions of the FDC delegates about the ongoing party primaries to choose the leader of FDC, reveals Muntu will succeed Col Kizza Besigye cum next month. Research World International designed and implemented a Public Opinion Telephonic Survey to assess the opinions and drivers of choice for the FDC leadership. Of the total sample of 500 delegates, 445 were talked to and their opinions sought. This poll is given with a margin of error of +-2.
Download Final Poll Report here.
(Reporting By Claude Muhigirwa)