Some 62% of ANC voters polled by Ipsos disapprove of President Jacob Zuma while only 18% support him‚ suggesting that his continued presidency is exacting a heavy price on the party’s electability.
The poll‚ done in conjunction with eNCA‚ surveyed 3 500 adults between 21 April and 22 May this year.
eNCA reported: “Zuma’s current approval rating is the lowest score ever for any of the country’s democratically elected presidents.”
The poll suggests that Zuma’s support is in a tailspin after it showed he had the backing of 54% of ANC voters in December 2016.
Some 65% of voters said Zuma should resign.
The poll came as mounting evidence of Zuma’s involvement in “state capture” entered the public domain‚ causing senior ANC figures to distance themselves from him.
– TMG Digital/Rand Daily Mail