Peter Obi Leads Tinubu, Atiku In New Bloomberg Poll
Exactly 14 days before the general elections, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi has been projected as the leading candidate ahead of the polls by a pre-presidential election opinion.
Bloomberg New Poll Showed Peter Obi Again Beat Tinubu, Atiku
Respondents in the poll, conducted by Premise Data Corp for Bloomberg News, preferred Peter Obi ahead of Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Peter Obi, according to the poll result released on Friday, garnered 66 percent of the 93 percent of respondents’ votes.
Tinubu and Abubakar got 18 and 10 percent respectively. The poll was conducted between January 26 and February 4.
“San Francisco-based Premise polled 2,384 Nigerians from Jan. 26 to Feb. 4 via a smartphone app. Submissions were selected from quotas developed by age, gender, and location across the country’s six geopolitical zones, the company said. Results were then weighted against the original quotas to ensure national representation,” Bloomberg News said.
This is not the first poll conducted for the leading presidential candidates.
Obi won in the majority of the polls, but not without dismissal of the outcome by opposition parties.
Kanyi Daily recalls that an NOI poll conducted in September 2022, placed Obi as the leading candidate with 21 percent of the votes.
Tinubu and Atiku came in second place with 13 percent of votes each, while Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) came fourth with three percent.
The trio of APC, PDP, and NNPP dismissed the poll result.
In other news, President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday chaired the Council of State meeting with former Heads of State, General Yakubu Gowon, and Abdulsalami Abubakar, as well as former President Goodluck Jonathan in attendance at the Council Chamber of the State House, Abuja.
The meeting also had former President Olusegun Obasanjo who joined virtually.