People need to be careful when interpreting polls, says Melanie Verwoerd

The Ipsos latest report has revealed that ANC’s support has dropped from 61% in its March poll to 56.9% in April, and the DA has dropped even further from 18% in March to just 15% in April.

Former ANC MP and analyst Melanie Verwoerd say polls are difficult and people need to be careful when interpreting them.

Speaking to Kieno Kammies, Verwoed says polls are a snapshot at a very particular time.

READ: Ipsos poll shows decrease in ANC and DA support ahead of 8 May

It is the headline that sometimes confuses people.

Melanie Verwoerd, Author, analyst and former ANC MP

ALSO READ: 'Polls are showing there really is no threat to the DA in Western Cape'

It is just an indication of a particular group of people in a specific time, and people extrapolate from that to sort of predict the future.

Melanie Verwoerd, Author, analyst and former ANC MP

Verwoerd says turnout will play a big role in this year's elections.

If the turnout drops significantly amongst the black voters it ill impact the ANC.

Melanie Verwoerd, Author, analyst and former ANC MP

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