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DP Ruto leads poll ahead of August elections

A new opinion poll has put Deputy President William Ruto as the most preferred presidential candidate for the August elections.

According to Intel Research Solutions (IRS) CEO Karen Mwangi, the pair of William Ruto and Gachagua Rigathi would garner 53.1 percent of the votes if elections were held today.

Raila Odinga and Martha Karua would garner 42.7 percent of the votes cast.

George Wajackoyah and Justina Wamae polled 1.2 percent while David Waihiga polled 0.2 percent if the elections were held today.

The scientific research was conducted between 23-28 July 2022 with a sample size of 29,857 respondents across 47 counties.

The research polled the IRS database for respondents via SMS.

DP Ruto has consistently led the previous three polls conducted by the research firm.

Karen Mwangi said that Raila Odinga leads in Nairobi, Coast, Southeast and Luo Nyanza while DP Ruto leads in Mt. Kenya, Northern Kenya, rift valley and western zones.

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