Some 62% of ANC voters polled by Ipsos disapprove of President Jacob Zuma while only 18% support him, suggesting that his continued presidency is exacting a heavy price on the party's electability. The poll, done in conjunction with eNCA, surveyed 3 500 adults between 21 April and 22 May this year. eNCA reported: "Zuma's current approval rating is the lowest score ever for any of the country's democratically elected presidents." The poll suggests that Zuma's support is in a tailspin after he showed he had the backing of 54% of ANC voters in December 2016. Some 65% of voters said Zuma should resign. The poll came as mounting evidence of Zuma's involvement in 'state capture' entered the public domain, causing senior ANC figures to distance themselves from him.

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