Despite ANC voters being deeply unhappy with the government’s performance in delivering on core issues, they still believe an ANC government is best placed to do so, the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) says. The IRR released on Sunday its Criterion Report, a quarterly market research survey of voter preferences, attitudes and SA’s political landscape. The report was released less than two months before the national and provincial elections on May 8 that is set to be hotly contested as opposition parties hope to push the ANC below 50% of the vote in Gauteng, the country’s economic hub, for the first time. The poll, which is seen as a snapshot in time and not a prediction, was conducted over the last two weeks in February. People were asked among others how the ANC national government performed on six core issues, and which of the ANC, DA or the EFF are best placed to deliver on those issues. The six core issues polled included economic growth, crime, education, healthcare, corrupti...

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