ANC approaches 60%, DA and EFF drop, IRR election poll finds
Voters are returning to the ANC, while the DA is losing on all fronts
Support for the ANC is tracking towards 60% as the election approaches, the DA is in trouble and the election result in Gauteng is on a knife edge, says the latest opinion poll by the Institute of Race Relations (IRR). The poll suggests that voters who were previously alienated from the ANC are moving back towards the governing party. It follows a full political survey by the IRR in September and has the ANC on 56% of the vote, the DA on 18% and the EFF on 11%. The survey has a 3.9% margin of error, meaning that these percentages can deviate by 3.9 percentage points in either direction. Since September, ANC support has climbed by four percentage points, while the DA’s has dropped by five percentage points and the EFF’s by two percentage points. "The poll suggests a shift in support towards the ANC since September. The opposite trend applies to the two biggest opposition parties, with the EFF and the DA down significantly since September," the IRR said. The poll also models voter sup...