According to recent poll results from Global InfoAnalytics for July 2023, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has surged ahead of Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen (AKK) in the race for the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) flagbearership for the 2024 election.
Since the formal launch of his campaign, Dr. Bawumia has gained the support of 36% of voters, while AKK trails behind with 33%. Kennedy Ohene Agyapong (KOA) is in third place with 25% support.
Back in April 2023, Mr. Kyerematen held a narrow lead over Dr. Bawumia, with 30% of voters favoring him compared to 29% supporting the vice president. However, among NPP voters, Dr. Bawumia maintains a significant lead, securing approximately 50% of the vote, followed by Mr. Kyerematen at 33% and Ken Agyepong at 16%. In a potential runoff scenario, the poll indicates that Dr. Bawumia would receive 55% of the NPP voters’ support, while Mr. Kyerematen would garner 45%.
However, when considering all voters, Mr. Kyerematen has an advantage over Dr. Bawumia with 54% compared to 46%. The poll also indicates that in a runoff among NPP voters, 21% of Kennedy Ohene Agyapong (KOA) supporters would back Dr. Bawumia, while 57% would support Mr. Kyerematen, and 23% would choose to abstain from voting.
Shifting to the race for the presidency, the poll reveals that both Dr. Bawumia and Mr. Kyerematen have lost ground to John Dramani Mahama since April 2023.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer, Mahama, now leads Dr. Bawumia with 55% to 37%, while 8% of voters indicate their intention to vote for another candidate. In April, Mahama held a lead of 55% to 38% over Dr. Bawumia.
Similarly, Mahama currently holds a 54% to 39% advantage over Mr. Kyerematen, with 7% expressing a preference for another candidate.
In April, Mahama led Mr. Kyerematen by 54% to 40%.
The poll also provides insights into voters’ preferences for the parliamentary elections in 2024. 48% of voters plan to support NDC candidates, while 36% intend to vote for NPP candidates. 3% would back candidates from other parties, and 13% remain undecided.
A significant majority of voters, amounting to 63%, perceive that Ghana is heading in the wrong direction, while 26% believe it is moving in the right direction. 11% of respondents opted not to provide an opinion on the matter.
Regarding the president’s job performance, the poll indicates that only 34% of voters approve, while 60% disapprove. 6% of respondents chose not to share their opinion.
In terms of the standard of living over the past twelve months, 20% of voters noted an improvement, while 45% believed it had worsened. 29% reported no change, and 6% had no opinion.
When questioned about the adequacy of the 1992 constitution in addressing the country’s needs and challenges, only 28% agreed, while 50% disagreed. 22% of respondents did not express an opinion. Among those who disagreed, 63% believed that the constitution should be amended, 19% disagreed with amendments, and 18% had no opinion on the matter.