Election polls show DA and ANC neck-and-neck in top metros

With less than 24 hours before the nation heads to cast their ballots in the municipal elections, final election polling data predicts a tight race in some of the major metros.

Media analytics company BrandsEye claims that the ANC holds 41% in terms of positive sentiments nationally, while the DA has 36% and the EFF carries 22%.

BrandsEye has studied South African sentiments online to try and unpack the electorate's attitudes toward political parties.

At the same time, data suggests that the ruling party does not hold more than 50% in any of the metropoles.

Some of the polling data, according to BrandsEye:

  • Joburg: ANC 41%; DA 30%
  • Tshwane: ANC 35%, DA 28%; EFF 26%
  • Nelson Mandela Bay: ANC 45%; DA 40%

BrandsEye CEO, JP Kloppers, predicts a possible coalition could be formed in Tshwane following a major turnaround in the ANC's prospects.

The data may not precisely reflect national moods because of the digital divide in the country which leans towards reflecting the views of an aspirational class.

Meanwhile, eNCA Chief Editor Anton Harber has presented slightly different findings from a collaborative Ipsos poll.

Harber explains that the DA is likely to take Nelson Mandela Bay from the ANC, while it remains a tight race in Joburg and the ANC make significant gains in Tshwane.

In all three cities, it's doubtful that any party will get a majority, and it certainly looks like that ANC will lose one of them.

Anton Harber, eNCA Chief Editor

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:


This article first appeared on 702 : Election polls show DA and ANC neck-and-neck in top metros


Read More
Dis-Chem Foundation's R35 000 donation uplifts Anecebo Children's Home bathroom

Dis-Chem Foundation's R35 000 donation uplifts Anecebo Children's Home bathroom

Nomhle Joba runs a home for orphaned, abused, neglected and abandoned children.

No-hassle Flexipump may be answer to farmers' water irrigation woes

No-hassle Flexipump may be answer to farmers' water irrigation woes

Agricultural water restrictions kick-in from January and Flexipump pumps water from a water source like a river to irrigate crops.

Rising tennis star Khololwam Montsi is determined to make SA proud

Rising tennis star Khololwam Montsi is determined to make SA proud

Speaking to CapeTalk's John Maytham, Montsi says he is currently focusing on going pro and making his country proud of him.

Black Sash raises red flags with latest Sassa-Sapo agreement

Black Sash raises red flags with latest Sassa-Sapo agreement

Black Sash's Lynette Maart says full details on how the system of paying grants through banks would work needs to be clarified

 Metrorail central line trains suspended due to vandalism

Metrorail central line trains suspended due to vandalism

Metrorail regional manager, Richard Walker says criminals are making it hard for them to operate in the area.

Polling data suggests DA could secure outright win in Nelson Mandela Bay

Polling data suggests DA could secure outright win in Nelson Mandela Bay

It's Athol Trollip vs Danny Jordaan in Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality as the mayoral candidates fight to be elected.

Popular articles
[LISTEN] 'We are dealing with an outbreak of Listeriosis' - Dr Thomas

[LISTEN] 'We are dealing with an outbreak of Listeriosis' - Dr Thomas

Head of the Centre for Enteric Diseases at the NICD Dr Thomas says that Listeriosis is problematic because it isn’t notifiable.

Publisher saves South African students billions with free textbooks

Publisher saves South African students billions with free textbooks

This year we're going to hit a million downloads of free textbooks in SA - James van der Westhuizen, country manager for Bookboon.

‘Conflicted’ Zuma will never again have say in appointing NPA boss, court hears

‘Conflicted’ Zuma will never again have say in appointing NPA boss, court hears

Shaun Abrahams is no longer the National Director of Public Prosecutions and President Zuma can't appoint his replacement.

Steinhoff money woes and why you should care

Steinhoff money woes and why you should care

The company lost around R100 billion leaving the JSE reeling in one of the biggest private sector business scandals.

Few retirement funds unaffected by Steinhoff implosion (i.e. you just got had)

Few retirement funds unaffected by Steinhoff implosion (i.e. you just got had)

Your money, and Steinhoff… Bruce Whitfield interviews Certified Financial Planner Peter Calitz.

‘There were clear warning signs at Steinhoff. All of which fund managers missed’

‘There were clear warning signs at Steinhoff. All of which fund managers missed’

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Sygnia Group CEO Magda Wierzycka.

Zille: 40 000 affordable housing units in the pipeline for WC

Zille: 40 000 affordable housing units in the pipeline for WC

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says the government plays a crucial role in the provision of affordable housing in the province.