Sunday, 13 October 2013
ELECTION MONITOR INITIAL PRE-ELECTION OPINION POLL FOR THE 2013 ANAMBRA STATE GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION
The motivation for carrying out this opinion poll is to provide readers with an unbiased poll of voters’ choices as regards the 2013 Anambra State Gubernatorial Elections. This is a common practice in more advanced democracies and is an important process to imbibe in Nigerian politics. Debates were not commonplace in Nigeria several years ago, but they are fast becoming the norm. In much the same way opinion polls should be encouraged in the country in order to help deepen our democratic experience. This document summarises the responses obtained by registered voters who participated in the opinion poll.
It is important to state that the opinion poll was unbiased and not conducted in favour of any candidate or party. The cost of carrying out the poll was borne by Election Monitor. A total of 600 respondents were interviewed.
It should be noted that the survey was designed to get responses relating to the four major political parties participating in the elections (i.e. .APC, APGA, LP and PDP). This is because these four parties combined are expected to carry over 90% of the total votes cast and from a statistical point of view, focusing on these four parties will give a very accurate representation.
Click on the link below to download the full Document (pdf).