OSUN 2014: Aregbesola leads Omisore in Guber Elections Polls

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A survey conducted by TNS-RMS, a firm which is a member of Gallup International, has given the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) the dominant political party status in Osun State, based on the observation of all the critical indicators.

According to the poll, the APC’s rating was premised on the impressive performances of the Governor Rauf Aregbesola-led administration in all the key indicators evaluated. “It (APC) scored highest and also increased in rating on first mention, sympathy, and voting intention,” the research firm said in its final report.

According to reports from This Day, the survey also stated that Aregbesola remains the candidate of choice by Osun voters. His chances was pegged at 73 per cent which leads other candidates. On the other hand, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Senator Iyiola Omisore, was put at 19 per cent, a two per cent decline from the previous survey.

“The incumbent, Aregbesola, remains the main voting choice. Voting choice rating for Omisore declined by two per cent and seems not to pose a threat to the incumbent’s chances of re-election as he remains firmly ahead of the race,” TSN-RMS report indicated.

The survey, conducted in two phases between June 2014 and July 2014, states further that: “Not only is APC currently the most preferred party in Osun State, it has largely retained this goodwill from way back in the past.”

“It was the party that most people claimed to have voted for in the last election and it is still the party with the highest chances of winning the election again.” The gap by which the incumbent out performs the opposition had a sustained widening gap.