Poll: Zuma loses ground in popularity stakes

2010-09-20 00:00

PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma maintains high levels of support among South Africans ahead of the ANC’s national general council (NGC) which starts today.

This is the finding of the latest Ipsos Markinor survey conducted in May 2010. However, the poll found that only half of the population believes that South Africa is headed in the right direction.

Zuma’s popularity declined from 77% in November 2009 to 68% in May this year.

Free State Premier Ace Magashule has the highest popular­ity rating at 71%, KZN Premier Zweli Mkhize is second at 68%, and the DA’s Helen Zille is third overall with 61%.

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