More than seven in 10 South African voters believe the country is moving in the wrong direction, a survey showed on Wednesday, adding to evidence of discontent in a country grappling with record high unemployment, rampant corruption and violent crime.

The survey of 2,000 adults, conducted by Ipsos on behalf of political think-tank Rivonia Circle, found that if an election was held today, the ANC would get 41% of the vote from about 26-million registered voters. It is the latest survey showing voters are losing patience with the ANC, whose electoral support has been declining...

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