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Mudavadi dismisses Synovate poll

By - | Jan 25th 2013 | 1 min read

By Joylene Sing'oei

Nairobi; Kenya: Amani presidential hopeful Musalia Mudavadi has disputed the latest poll released by Ipsos Synovate.

The poll released on Friday indicates that Prime Minister Raila Odinga is leading in approval rating with 46 per cent followed by deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta at 40 percent.

Mudavadi comes a distant third with 5 percent. Martha Karua of Narc Kenya and Eagle coalition flag bearer Peter Kenneth each has 1 per cent.

Mudavadi termed the opinions as unauthenticated and could fan chaos as witnessed in the disputed 2007 elections.

‘’Whereas you would assume that a scientific poll would place all the
contestants on a level pedestal, pollsters are roller costing the
public into hardened perceptions that will cost this country dearly
should their assumed leaders fail to succeed the way pollsters want to project them’’, read part of the statement sent to newsrooms.

Kibisu Kabatesi, Director of Public Communication at the Office of DPM Mudavadi said Synovate poll was a clear example of the recent pollster infatuation with empty electoral engineering divorced from reality.

They accused the pollster of deliberately and defectively using faulty sampling weighed in favour two aspirants at the expense of other presidential contestants.

They added that the pollsters were setting up Kenyans for post-elections conflict over elections results.

‘’We are seeing a situation where pollsters have become incurable
manipulators of public opinion’’, Kibisu said.

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