Jubilee supporters trust IEBC, CORD's don't
24 December 2015, 16:21
Nairobi - Jubilee Coalition supporters trust the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commision IEBC but their CORD counterparts do not.
The feeling from CORD supporters is that the IEBC simply cannot hold elections in 2017 especially as it is believed the 2013 Elections were bungled.
The poll, conducted between November 7 and 19, 2015, by research firm Ipsos Synovate shows that 41 per cent of Kenyans do not believe the IEBC will do a good job.
Although confidence in the IEBC has higher ratings from Jubilee strongholds, at 63 per cent, 70 per cent of Cord supporters have no confidence in the commission at all.
The replacement of the IEBC commissioners received huge backing from Cord areas at 71 per cent, with 44 per cent jubilee supporters backing the idea.
" As we have seen, there is generally a better sense of belief for the IEBC by Jubilee supporters stemming from the fact that in 2013 their candidate was declared winner in the General Elections. That is the overwhelming feeling," Ipsos boss Tom Wolf stated.
CORD leader Raila Odinga had accused the IEBC of bungling the 2013 elections and has sought to have it disbanded as well as electoral reforms enacted in the Constitution as a result.
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