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The DA’s support base is estimated to be half the number of votes it received in the last election. This is according to a survey report by Afrobarometer ahead of general elections scheduled for 2019. Almost half (48%) of South Africans say that if elections were held tomorrow‚ they would vote for the ANC‚ giving the ruling party another win. This is the same proportion it received in Afrobarometer’s 2015 survey‚ but down from 55% in 2011. The DA and EFF would tie for second place with 11% each‚ said Afrobarometer — compared to the DA’s 22% and the EFF’s 6%, won in 2014. “The DA‚ SA’s biggest opposition party‚ made many gains in the local government election of 2016 but has been plagued by problems since then. These include a water crisis and leadership battle in Cape Town‚ the party’s most solid metropolitan support base; as well as the unraveling of its winning coalition with the EFF in Nelson Mandela Bay metropolitan municipality and evidence of DA internal conflict,” the report ...

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