Survey reveals NPP likely to win Dec. polls

Oct 4, 2021, 12:57 PM | Article By: Arfang M.S. Camara

A recent survey by the Centre for Policy Research and Strategic Studies (CePRASS) has shown that the National People’s Party is likely win the Presidential election in December. 

Centre for Policy Research and Strategic Studies first pre-election opinion poll was done between 22nd July and 10th August 2021, where voters drawn from 969 households across the country were interviewed, with 28% women respondents and 63% men between the ages of 18 and 44.

The survey which was published on Friday, revealed that NPP leads with 31%, UDP with 15%, GDC 3%, APRC 3%, PDOIS 2%, CA 1%, NRP 1%, GMC 1% and others 1%. 

“There is still a large pool of undecided voters (40 %), but the incumbent’s party, NPP, leads the polls on intention to vote among the 60% decided voters, followed by UDP, APRC, and GDC,” the survey said.

CePRASS stated that the second survey of the pre-election opinion polls will be in November, adding that opinion polls is divided into election and electoral reforms, voting and peaceful election and covid-19 and election.

Meanwhile, The National People’s Party (NPP) in a press release has reacted to survey, saying the NPP-lead coalition is committed to improving the lives and livelihoods of Gambians. 

“The National People’s Party (NPP) welcomes the CepRaSS survey and commend the conductors as well as respondents.”

 “The survey is a testimony of democratic society where all citizens participate in the conduct of the affairs of the state without any hindrance.”