NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 3 – The Opposition has challenged the findings of an IPSOS opinion poll released on Tuesday, which they say is biased against its party leader Raila Odinga.
Acting ODM Secretary General Agnes Zani said they need a way to validate how people who gave out the responses were chosen.
“CORD coalition has almost an equal support with Jubilee so if we are talking about proportionate sampling there cannot be one political party represented more than the other,” she said.
Zani said research should be carried out in the correct way and that data needs to be processed scientifically.
“Research should be done in a scientific manner where we are told before of the questions that will be asked so that we could be prepared in advance,” she said.
The coalition is asking for a meeting with IPSOS officials so that they can be able to interrogate the raw statistics to be sure of the report’s authenticity.
“What are the verifications to show that one was a CORD supporter? Why are the margins of errors not indicated,” she asked.
This comes after the opinion poll showed that 35 percent of Kenyans want CORD leader Odinga to retire from politics.
The poll which targeted a sample size of 2,067 respondents showed that another 34 percent want him to remain active and contest the presidency, while 26 percent want him to continue leading his party but not go for the presidency.