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

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