The road to the 2019 elections will not be easy, as the ANC numbers continue to drop, the DA battles to keep its outright majority in its Western Cape stronghold and the reality sinks in that there may not be an outright winner in Gauteng. This is according to a new opinion poll by the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) released on Wednesday. The poll found that nationally the ANC will drop to 54.7%, while the DA and EFF will experience slight increases nationally. This is based on a 71% voter turnout, which the IRR’s head of politics and governance Gareth van Onselen said is the most reasonable expectation for the May 8 general election.

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