A recent survey conducted for ANAP Foundation by NOIPolls Limited has shown a close race in the Lagos State governorship seat between the two top contenders; candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Jimi Agbaje and that of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Akinwunmi Ambode, with a marginal five per cent point gap between them.
When asked who respondents would vote for in the coming February governorship election in Lagos State, Ambode led the list of candidates with 26 per cent, while Jimi Agbaje had 21 per cent.
However, 50 per cent of those polled are undecided as to their choice of candidate; and it is believed this significant proportion of voters would be critical in deciding who eventually wins the coveted seat.
The survey results also show that both candidates have strong support from eligible voters across all age groups. However, a significant proportion of first time voters aged between 18-21 years (64 per cent) are undecided as to their choice of candidate.
The survey also showed that about nine in 10 eligible voters are registered to vote in the February elections, with almost nine in 10 (88 per cent) being absolutely certain that they would vote.
Despite being mostly undecided, first time voters between 18 and 21 years age group lead the majority of those who are absolutely certain they will vote.
ANAP Foundation is a non-profit organisation committed to promoting good governance.
ANAP has been carrying out a series of elections polls since 2011 with the sole objective of providing information on opinion research during the election periods.
ANAP Foundation conducted similar polls for the state governorship and presidential elections in 2011.
Its Ekiti State poll release marked the first in its 2015 election series and is available at www.anapfoundation.com. Lagos’ is the fourth.
NOIPolls Limited, No.1 for country-specific polling services in West Africa, in technical partnership with the Gallup Organisation United States conducts periodic opinion polls and studies on various socio-economic and political issues in Nigeria.