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DP Ruto narrowly beats Raila as the most preferred candidate in latest opinion poll by ISS Africa [Full Ranking]

Raila closing in on DP Ruto, Sonko gaining ground

DP William Ruto during a past address (Twitter)

A new opinion poll released by Insights Strategists Solutions (ISS) Africa has placed Deputy President William Ruto as the most preferred candidate to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta with Raila Odinga closing in on him.

Ruto polled at 30.81 per-cent with Raila Odinga following closely at 27.5%.

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko came in third with 12.8%.

Amani National Congress party leader Musalia Mudavadi came a distant fourth, followed closely by Wiper's Kalonzo Musyoka with 9.3 and 8.5 per cent respectively.

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“Raila Odinga and William Ruto are still holding their blocks tight with 66 per cent and 65 per cent in Nyanza and Rift Valley respectively,” Insights Strategists Solutions Head of Research Peter Macharia said.

According to the poll, DP Ruto is leading in Nairobi (28pc), Central (51pc) and Rift Valley with 65 per cent.

Raila on the other hand, is the preferred candidate in Nyanza (66pc) and Western (32pc).

The survey which saw 1,700 people interviewed across the country revealed that Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi is the most preferred presidential running mate at 22.4 per cent followed closely by Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana at 18.3 per cent.

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Former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo is came third as the most preferred running mate at 15.5 %.

At number 4 is Murang’a Governor Mwangi wa Iria with 9.6 per cent.

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