DA eyes Gauteng as ANC ‘at its weakest’
‘The ANC is in serious trouble and the DA is on the ascent,’ says DA head of campaigning Jonathan Moakes
The DA has its eye on ensuring that it has the largest share of the vote in Gauteng, with the party saying the ANC is at "its weakest" thus far in the province. With 26 days to go until the 2019 general election, the DA's head of campaigning, Jonathan Moakes, said trends showed that the ANC had never been weaker in Gauteng. "The ANC is in serious trouble and the DA is on the ascent," he said. Business Day understands that according to some polling, ANC support was between 47% and 50% in Gauteng two weeks ago, but had recently dropped below this. The DA's support in the past three weeks in Gauteng is said to have apparently grown between six and seven percentage points. The DA has vowed to bring the ANC below 50% in the country's economic hub. If this happens it is likely that the province will be governed by a coalition government.
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