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Opinion poll reveals Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh’s nomination will not boost NPP’s Ashanti Region election fortunes despite strong support

July 8, 2024
Opinion poll reveals Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh's nomination will not boost NPP's Ashanti Region election fortunes despite strong support

A recent opinion poll conducted by Global InfoAnalytics in the has shown significant support for Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh following his nomination as the running mate for Dr. in the upcoming December elections. The poll highlights the strong backing for Dr. Opoku Prempeh, particularly in the Ashanti region, a stronghold of the New Patriotic Party ().

According to the poll, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh enjoys the highest favorability rating among voters in the Ashanti region, surpassing other notable figures such as Dr. Osei Adu-Twum, Hon. , and Prof. Opoku Onyinah. Dr. Opoku Prempeh has a net favorability rating of +60%, with Hon. Kennedy Agyapong trailing at +55%. Both Dr. Adu-Twum and Prof. Opoku Onyinah are tied with a rating of +43%.

The poll also reveals that 75% of Ashanti voters approve of Dr. Opoku Prempeh's nomination, while 22% disapprove, and 3% remain neutral. Among NPP voters in the region, the approval rate is even higher, with 89% expressing support, 10% disapproving, and 1% undecided. When asked if the nomination would influence their vote in the December election, 62% of Ashanti voters indicated it would, while 21% said it would not, and 17% were neutral. Among NPP voters, 72% said the nomination would likely influence their vote, 13% said it would not, and 15% were neutral.

However, the reaction in the Greater region presents a stark contrast. Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh appears to be less popular compared to Hon. Kennedy Agyapong, with a net favorability rating of -11% for Dr. Prempeh and +3% for Hon. Agyapong. In Greater Accra, only 24% of voters said they would be influenced by Dr. Opoku Prempeh's nomination, while 67% said they would not be, and 9% were neutral. Among NPP voters in Greater Accra, 49% said the nomination would likely influence their vote, while 42% said it would not, and 9% were neutral.

When asked if Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh is the best candidate to help the NPP “break the eight,” 60% of Ashanti voters said yes, 28% said no, and 12% did not have an opinion.

Regarding voting intentions if the were held today, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia leads in the Ashanti region with 73%, followed by at 15%, Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanten at 9%, at 2%, and others at 1%. Among NPP voters in the Ashanti region, 93% back Dr Bawumia, 1% back John Mahama, 6% back Alan Kyeremanten, and 1% back Nana Bediako. In contrast, in the Greater Accra region, John Mahama leads with 56%, followed by Dr. Bawumia at 40%, and Nana Bediako at 4%. Among NPP voters in Greater Accra, 85% back Dr Bawumia, 11% back John Mahama, 1% back Alan Kyeremanten, and 3% back Nana Bediako.

On the critical issue of whether Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh could increase the NPP's share of the vote in the Ashanti region compared to the , the poll indicates that the current NAADAA/DMB ticket still outperforms the DMB/DMOP ticket. According to the poll, 84% of respondents said they voted for the NAADAA/DMB ticket in 2020, compared to 15% for the JDM/JNOA ticket. In current voting intention, the DMB/DMOP ticket received 73%, while the JDM/JNOA ticket received 11%.

This suggests that the nomination of Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh has not yet delivered the expected boost in polling numbers for the NPP in the critical Ashanti region. As the December elections approach, the party will need to assess and possibly recalibrate its strategy to maximize support in both the Ashanti and Greater Accra regions.

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