A new poll by Trends and Insights for Africa (TIFA) has placed Raila Odinga as the most popular presidential candidate in Nairobi County which has 2.41 million registered voters.
The study shows the Azimio La Umoja-One Kenya coalition party presidential flagbearer would garner 52 percent of the votes in the city county ahead of his main competitor William Ruto of UDA who polled at 34 percent.
Similarly, TIFA found that Azimio La Umoja-One Kenya is the most preferred coalition at 50 percent ahead of Ruto-led Kenya Kwanza Alliance at 28 percent.
In the Nairobi gubernatorial race, UDA’s Johnson Sakaja still enjoys the biggest support with a rating of 53 percent, up from 23 percent and 40 percent in the months of May and June respectively.
Polycarp Igathe of the Jubilee Party which is part of the Azimio coalition ranked second with an approval rating of 36 percent as compared to 15 percent in May and 32 percent in June.
Edwin Sifuna of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) has the highest approval rating of 47 percent in the Senatorial race ahead of UDA’s Margaret Wanjiru who emerged second with a popularity rate of 19 percent.
On the other hand, ODM’s Esther Passaris is the most preferred candidate in the Nairobi Woman Representative contest with 44 percent while her competitor Millicent Omanga of UDA is second at 28 percent.
TIFA says a total of 520 registered voters across the 17 constituencies in Nairobi were interviewed through telephonic interviews.