Political parties are gearing up for the upcoming 2019 general elections.
While politicians are busy planning their campaigning materials, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is getting ready to conduct the 5th democratic elections and those who collect data are busy crunching the numbers.
Currently, it looks like the ANC support is somewhere between 55 and 60%.— Mari Harris, Director of Public Affairs at Ipsos South Africa
The DA support is between 13 and 17% and the EFF support between 7 and 9%.— Mari Harris, Director of Public Affairs at Ipsos South Africa
Harris adds that 'Ramaphoria' had a positive impact on the ANC.
Last year this time we were measuring ANC support at about 45% and currently it's between 55 and 60%. So the whole Ramaphosa effect has definitely pulled the ANC back from the brink of getting less than 50% of the vote.— Mari Harris, Director of Public Affairs at Ipsos South Africa
Harris says in terms of voting patterns, people don't really like populism...