Survey predicts Chamisa win in 2023 elections

A new opinion poll has shown that a section of voters in Zimbabwe favour Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) leader Nelson Chamisa over President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

The survey conducted in January using an in-depth 15-minute questionnaire sampled 1000 registered voters throughout the country.

Zimbabwe is set to hold its general elections later this year with the ruling Zanu PF and the main opposition, CCC, set to go head to head.

With the polls inching closer, 75 percent of the respondents indicated that they would cast their ballot while 12 percent were fairly certain.

According to a poll by The Brenthurst Foundation which was conducted on their behalf by SABI Strategy, Chamisa is ahead of President Mnangagwa by 13 points.

Asked which presidential candidate they would vote for in the upcoming elections, 53 percent indicated that they would for Chamisa while 40 percent would vote for the incumbent and 7 percent for other presidential candidates.

In the parliamentary vote, CCC would win by 52 percent while Zanu PF would garner 40 percent of the vote and other parties 8 percent.

In the previous election, Mnangagwa polled 50.8 percent of the votes, compared to 44.3 percent for Chamisa.

In the parliamentary elections, Zanu PF got 144 seats while the MDC Alliance got 64.

In terms of positive favourability, Chamisa and his party got the highest ratings while on the negative side, MDC-T leader Douglas Mwonzora and Zanu PF got the highest ratings.

Asked if they would like to see a coalition government in Zimbabwe, 51 percent of the respondents were in support while 39 percent did not want a coalition government and 11 percent of the respondents either did not respond or didn’t know.

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