ANC fears it will only get 45% of votes in Gauteng
The ANC in Gauteng has asked its volunteers to intensify their mobilisation campaign in townships to avoid getting less than 50% of the vote in the polls.
This was sparked by its own internal polls, which showed it could obtain at most 45% of electoral support in the country’s economic hub.
This would be a sharp decline from the 64.4% the party won in the 2009 general elections.
The party’s internal polls, which were presented to campaigners in two separate meetings in recent weeks, suggest the party’s electoral support stands at 45% at best.
The ANC’s in-house research is in line with the findings of a recent Ipsos survey, which put the ruling party’s support in the country’s economic powerhouse at 45.5%.
This means it will need a coalition partner to govern Gauteng if the tide does not turn before May 7.
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