Poll shows DA could take Tshwane, Joburg and Nelson Mandela Bay

IF recent polls are anything to go by, the DA could win three of the country’s biggest metros in this year’s municipal elections.

The August 3 elections are hotly contested, with big political parties vying for control of the country’s eight metros.

The most recent weekly poll conducted by Ipsos, on behalf of broadcaster eNCA, showed the DA to be ahead of the ANC in the City of Johannesburg by five percentage points.

The opposition party’s support had risen to 36% while the governing party remained on 31%. The EFF had 9%.

The poll showed that the ANC was losing support in Tshwane. The DA polled at 40%, while the ANC had only 23%. Support for the EFF remained the same at 13%.

The ANC gained one percentage point in Nelson Mandela Bay bringing it to 28% but the DA still polled ahead at 42%.

The EFF lost support in the metro to 6%.

According to eNCA, a total of 2,500 panel members were polled. A total of 1,500 of them are contacted each week for a five-minute telephone interview.

eNCA said the results should be evaluated within the margin of error determined by sample size, response rate and sampling methodology used.

The margin of error for the results in Johannesburg was between 1.2% and 2.8%; for Tshwane between 1.6% and 3.7% and for Nelson Mandela Bay between 2.5% and 5.7%.

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