An independent national opinion poll carried out around the country by a United Kingdom-based firm Kevin, Charlyn and Kimberly has put President Goodluck Jonathan ahead his All Progressive Congress (APC)’s presidential candidate General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), with a margin of 13 percent.
The aggregate analysis showed 77 percent for Dr. Jonathan while Buhari scored 27 percent from over 30,000 respondents interviewed in the survey.
Addressing a cross section of the media in Abuja, Vice President of the firm Mr. Vince Onyekwelu, said the results were collated from a monkey survey sample of 28,000 respondents, 2000 respondents from Facebook and Twitter, and another 300 respondents from face-to-face contacts and telephone interviews.
Said Onyekwelu: “Different platforms were used and one was the survey monkey which is robust for academic research and also Facebook, Twitter and Face-Face discussion. The monkey survey was 28,000, Facebook and Twitters were 1000 each and face to face discussion was 300.
Insisting on the credibility of the poll based on what he described as the rigorous methodology used, he added: “The information is based on the perception of what people have, I don’t know those people, the research was based on several dynamics.”
According to the firm, the respondents considered the war on terror as one of the major determinants on the forthcoming election.