ANC, EFF ‘trading voter support’, growth of black voters for DA: IRR
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ANC, EFF ‘trading voter support’, growth of black voters for DA: IRR

The South African Institute of Race Relations has released its fifth and final poll ahead of the elections. 

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IRR Head of Politics and Governance, Gareth van Onselen, to brief the media on their Part A Poll. Photo by Neo Motloung

IRR’s Head of Politics and Governance, Gareth van Onselen, says the May election poll was in the field from 27 April to 04 May.

Van Onselen was speaking at the IRR offices in Johannesburg.

"The ANC could get less than 55% - depending on the last four days of the election campaign turnout and taking into account the margin of error."

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He says the poll reveals that the ANC and EFF traded support among black voters - while the DA showed marginal growth of black voters.

"The DA has remained relatively stable among black voters at around 8% which is some small growth from 2014 and 2016. It has a potential to go up to 9% - and to level out at 8% in the last few days," he said.

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