Ipsos poll: 54% of ANC want Zuma out vs 27% who want him in

eNCA-Ipsos poll results show that nearly two-thirds of South Africans think the President should resign.

The survey reveals that 65% of those asked want President Jacob Zuma to resign while 54% of the African National Congress (ANC) supporters also said they want him to go.

Marie Harris, Ipsos director, and political analyst says they spoke to 3598 people. The study was done all over the country even reaching into rural areas.

People were interviewed in their homes and in their indigenous languages.

Marie Harris, Ipsos director and political analyst

Harris adds that the results of the survey are a reflection of the South African electorate in 2017. These results and those of previous surveys conducted have been an accurate representation of election results, she says.

A key figure that stood out, shows that only 27% of ANC supporters strongly believe President Zuma should remain in office.

Participants were asked to indicate which political party they are in support of on a ballot-style paper on a computer, from which results were then compiled and analysed.

Harris explains that President Zuma's approval ratings stood at 2.8 out of 10 Zerowhen people were asked to rate him on a scale of one to ten with zero being the lowest and ten the highest score.

President Mandela always got about 8.7 when he was still in politics. When he retired from politics he got a 9.5. I think the biggest he ever got was a 9.7 out of 10.

Marie Harris, Ipsos director and political analyst

Thabo Mbeki was in the region of 6.7

Marie Harris, Ipsos director and political analyst

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