Tuesday, 24 March 2015
Buhari Defeats Jonathan In 10 Polls Conducted So Far.
According to various opinion polls conducted online so far, Gen Mohammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is leading President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with a wide margin.
According to Naij.com’s online poll which is currently running, Gen Mohammadu Buhari currently leads with with a total of 33,848 votes and 69.3 percent, while President Jonathan trails with 14,224 votes and 31 percent.
All other parties’ presidential candidates shared the remaining 905 votes in the poll.
Another recent poll conducted by popular blogger, Omojuwa, showed that Buhari is likely to defeat Jonathan in this week’s poll as the former general polled 88 percent as against 12 percent polled by Jonathan.
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Also, a poll conducted by renowned Center for Public Policy Alternatives, showed that Buhari will win the poll as he polled 58 percent as against 32 percent polled by Jonathan.
A poll by an online news portal, Nigeria Eye also tilted this week’s election in favour of Buhari. Out of the total 7,043 respondents to the poll, Buhari got 72 percent to defeat Jonathan, who scored 25 percent while the remaining three percent was shared by other parties’ presidential candidates.
However, in the poll conducted by Kevin, Charlyn and Kimberly Associates, a United Kingdom (UK)-based research and political risk consultancy firm, Jonathan is predicted to win the poll with a probable margin of 13 per cent.
But Buhari leads Jonathan by a wide margin in the opinion poll conducted by renowned online newspaper, Premium Times. Out of the total 9,206 respondents to the poll, 8,176 Nigerians said they will vote for Buhari.
The online newspaper simply asks: Who do you think will win the Nigeria 2015 presidential election? Thousands of people voted for Buhari who polled 88.81 percent in the poll, while Jonathan, who got a paltry 877 votes, about 9.53 percent came a distant second.
Another online newspaper, the Daily Post’s opinion poll gave it to Buhari also. Out of a total of 9,204 votes in the poll, Buhari emerged winner by polling 6,129 votes (66.59 percent) and Jonathan, with 2,516 votes (27.34 percent) came second, while other parties shared the remaining 6.07 percent votes.
Buhari also emerged winner in the poll conducted by the globally-renowned political risk research and consulting firm, Eurasia Group.
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Back in February, the Africa Independent Television (AIT) conducted a poll to gauge the popularity of Jonathan after the station had run a damaging documentary on Buhari. After two days of the poll, Buhari was leading Jonathan by 7,158 (76.23 percent) as against 1,953 (20.8 percent) polled by Jonathan before the station shut down its website, alleging massive rigging of its own opinion