Deputy President William Ruto has emerged on top in a latest presidential elections survey released on Tuesday.
The duo of William Ruto and Rigathi Gachagua Rigathi received 49.9 percent as compared to their closest competition Raila Odinga and Martha Karua pair who polled 42.5 percent in a survey conducted by Intel Research Solutions (IRS).
IRS is an African based full market and social Research company Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, with affiliate offices in Uganda and Tanzania.
Karen Mwangi, CEO of IRS told journalists in Nairobi that Dr.Ruto is likely to manage a round one win against his competitor going by the numbers.
“A runoff is not a possibility in this case given that there is a month of intense campaign ahead to garner the minimum 50+1,” Mwangi said.
The National Opinion Poll Survey Report used 23,464 respondents drawn from across the country.
George Wajackoyah and Justina Wamae polled 2.8% while David Waihiga and Ruth Mutua had 1.1 % of the votes nationally.
Mwangi said that veteran opposition politician Odinga maintains popularity of 42.5% which has been the same for the two polls in a month giving him runners up position in the race slated for August 9.
She said that the mountain has significantly rallied behind the DP despite the intense lobby by the Odinga camp.
According to the results, Ruto has 73.1 percent of the votes while Odinga has 18.4 percent of the votes in Mt Kenya East.
“The significant difference is likely to produce the swing vote for the election,” she added.
Preferred 2022 Presidential Candidate Mt Kenya West remains Ruto at 66.6 % compared to 24.8 percent for Odinga.
However, Odinga has maintained a lead in Nairobi 53.7 percent vs 38.1 percent of the vote for William Ruto.
She said Coast is a region to watch, as the intense campaign by Kenya Kwanza has increased their popularity in the region with Odinga receiving 50.2 percent and Ruto getting 41 percent.