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DA’s dream of 30% wanes

2014-03-23 11:30
Vote Helen Zille
Cape Town - Unless a dramatic shift in voter alliance takes place over the next 45 days, the Democratic Alliance’s dream of securing 30% at the polls is fading.

According to a Sunday Times-commissioned survey by Ipsos, there is a widening gulf between DA leader Helen Zille’s ambitions and the party’s actual support.

For years, the DA has been touting the 30% dream by 2014. However, last month the 30% dream was brought to a halt by Zille when she tweeted: “Just to make it very clear: our target is NOT 30% of the vote.”

The Ipsos survey found that the DA will probably have to be satisfied with a 23% showing at this year’s elections.

Survey results

The survey also found that contrary to public speculation, the ANC looks set to win a two-thirds majority in this year’s elections.

The survey found that the ANC has 66.1% of voter support, that 22.9% support the Democratic Alliance and 3.7% are in favour of Economic Freedom Fighter leader Julius Malema.

In the 2009 elections, the ruling party garnered only 65.9% of the vote.

- News24
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