Ipsos poll gives Museveni 53% lead


A new opinion poll has put President Yoweri Museveni in the lead with 53% if elections were held today.

Ipsos is a global independent market research company ranking third worldwide among research firms.

Ipsos is one of the world’s largest independent market research companies.

If elections were held today, 53% of respondents according to the released Ipsos poll, they would vote for incumbent Yoweri Museveni.

28% of respondents said they would vote for the FDC presidential candidate, Kizza Besigye while Amama Mbabazi would be voted for by only 1.9%.

The poll results which come six days to Election Day show that 0.1% would vote for former Makerere vice chancellor, Prof Venansius Baryamureeba.



0.1% of Ugandans would for candidate Joseph Mabirizi, 0.2% for Maj Gen Benon Biraaro, 0.3% for Abed Bwanika while 0.6% would vote for female candidate, Maureen Kyalya.

A poll by Research World International (RWI) gave Museveni 51 percent followed by Forum for Democratic Change party presidential candidate, Kizza Besigye at 32 percent and ex-premier Amama Mbabazi at 12 percent.

Polls conducted by media houses; the Vision Group Ltd and Monitor Publication Ltd, put Museveni in the lead with 71 percent and 59 percent respectively

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