Results of the second wave of the Ghana Election Poll have indicated that if elections were to be held today, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress, Mr John Mahama, will emerge victorious.
According to the poll, which ran online from July 1 to August 1, 2020, via a market research firm MSI-ACI, former President John Mahama garnered 62 per cent of votes while 33 per cent voted for the incumbent, President Nana Akufo-Addo.
Five per cent of the sample size of 2,055 respondents opted for other candidates, aside from the two major political parties.
The poll also shows that in terms of gender, just over a third of Ghanaian adult males, representing 33 per cent, would vote for Nana Akufo-Addo, while a significant 63 per cent of males would vote for Mr Mahama.
Also, 33 per cent of females would vote for Nana Akufo-Addo, while 61 per cent will vote in favour of John Mahama.
The poll also found out that young people between the ages of 15 and 24 are likely to vote for Nana Akufo-Addo.
However, across age groups, votes for the two leading contenders will be keenly contested.
On the regional level, “Mr Mahama would likely win the Greater Accra Region by 57% if elections were held today while Nana Akufo-Addo would get 39% of the votes. In the Western Region, John Mahama could win by 47% while Nana Akufo-Addo would get 42% of the votes.
“In the Ashanti Region, Nana Akufo-Addo would win by 50% while John Mahama would get 48% of the votes. In the Central Region, John Mahama would win by 72% while Nana Akufo-Addo would get 22% of the votes.
“Similarly, in the Northern Region, John Mahama would win by 72% while Nana Akufo Addo would get 19% of the votes if elections were held today,” the poll spelt out.
Over 90 per cent of the poll respondents were living in Ghana and the rest were living in countries including South Africa, Ethiopia, Botswana and Egypt.