Nana Akufo-Addo has built a formidable lead over President John Mahama in a new survey poll conducted by the political science department of the University of Ghana.
The polls, conducted in the four swing regions of the country — Western, Brong Ahafo, Central and Greater Accra Regions — concluded that the NPP stands a better chance of winning the elections.
The NDC led by president John Mahama must win all four swing regions to win the December vote while the NPP led by Akufo-Addo just need to win two of the four swing seats to win the presidency.
The research, led by Dr a senior lecturer, Dr Isaac Owusu-Mensah, said the NPP would record 49.9% and the NDC would record 39.9%.
The survey further said the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) would also record 5% whiles the Convention People’s Party (CPP) will gather 1.7%.
The National Democratic Party (NDP) would get 1.7% approval and Dr Edward Mahama of the PNC would record 0.2% respectively.
The margin of error is between 2 to 3%.
The 3-month research focused on twenty-four (24) swing constituencies in seven out of the ten regions. The Eastern, Ashanti and the Volta Regions were the regions left out by the researchers.
The survey also said 3% of the respondents said they were not ready to vote for an independent candidate whiles 0.9% of the respondents failed to give an answer.