A United States based media company, Bloomberg, opinion poll has favoured the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi, to win the 2023 presidential election.
This is following the ANAP/NOI and We2geda poll result released recently which put Obi at 21% and 51% respectively ahead of other competitors.
The results of the survey conducted for Bloomberg News by Premise Data Corp. which were published yesterday as campaign officially kicked off, showed Obi scored 72% among those who have decided to vote.
Out of those surveyed, 92% of participants said they had decided how to vote and 72% named Obi as their first choice and of those who are still unsure, 45% said the 61-year-old former governor of Anambra State is their preferred candidate.
The data company which has its headquarters in San Francisco, surveyed 3,973 Nigerians from September 5th to 20th and respondents to the app-based poll were selected from quotas developed by age, gender and location across the country’s six geopolitical zones. Results were then weighted against the original quotas to ensure national representation.
The candidate of APC, Bola Tinubu and that of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, garnered 16% of decided voters and 23% of those yet to make up their minds and 9% and 17% respectively.
Three-quarters of respondents said Nigeria is headed in the wrong direction and a combined 88% listed the economy, jobs, corruption, and security as the most important issues facing their communities. More than 65% named Obi as the candidate best able to improve the economy, tackle corruption and reduce insecurity, while Tinubu ranked second on each measure, ahead of Atiku.