Press Release Port Elizabeth, Wednesday, 3rd February 2016
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An unweighted sample of 974 adults (18 years old and older) of Nelson Mandela Bay Metro residents were interviewed about who they will vote for in the upcoming local government elections.
The following is the breakdown of the political parties they said they will vote for:
ANC – 43.4%
DA – 31.8%
UDM – 2.1%
Other – 7.4%
Don’t know – 15.3%
Not all eligible voters will turn out to vote and a total of 79% indicated that they wanted to vote; this included 81.2% of eligible male voters and 76.9% of eligible female voters.
Older voters are more likely to turnout to vote, confirming that it is an important issue to try and convince younger voters to register and turnout to vote on the actual election day:
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Eligible white voters are also far less likely to vote in the election with scarcely more than six in every ten indicating that they want to vote in the election:
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In keeping with major election issues identified by voters all over the country, residents of NMBM also put unemployment at the top of their wish-list of issues that need attention. The question was asked as follows : « What are you mainly unsatisfied about with the current ANC government led NMBM ? »
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Leadership issues were also addressed with the question : « Which leader would you prefer to lead the NMBM ? »
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A total of 974 personal face-to-face interviews were conducted with randomly selected adult South Africans living in the NMBM area. The interviews were done in the homes and home languages of respondents. Trained quantitative fieldworkers from all population groups were responsible for the interviewing, which took place from 17 September to 29 October 2015. This methodology ensured that the results are representative of the views of the universe at that time and that findings can be weighted and projected to the universe – i.e. eligible voters in Port Elizabeth 18 years and older.
Interviews were conducted using CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing) and all results were collated and analysed in an aggregate format to protect the identity and confidentiality of respondents.
All sample surveys are subject to a margin of error, determined by sample size, sampling methodology and response rate. The margin error for the sample as a whole at a 95% confidence level is a maximum of 3.14%.