Raila Odinga Popularity Sliding FastApril 15 | Posted by David Goldman | Intelligence News
Prime Minister is suffering major setbacks politically. The religiously followed Prime ministers rating in recent opinion polls is losing ground to his deputy.
Odinga who has been taking heavy political battering has lost about 20% of his popularity in the past 4 months.
A poll conducted by Synovate, a local opinion polls firm puts the prime minister at 38% down from 43%.
Uhuru Kenyatta is rapidly gaining popularity with his ratings growing by 4% in the past 2 months.
Uhuru ranks second favorite with 18% up from 14% and would see his ranking grow tremendously if he gets the support of his political allies including Kalonzo and William Ruto.
Odinga’s popularity is waning for a number of reasons including his credibility as an elderly and wise leader.
Odinga engaged younger politicians in a tirade of insults and ridicule something that intelligence advisors say cut off his clout.
The Prime Minister enjoy immense solid in his Nyanza home turf and the South Rift and has dramatically lost ground in the Rift Valley.
The Prime Minister may also be losing ground as his party ODM continues to take a dictatorial stance.
The party is seen as a single candidate democracy where any independent minds are denied chance to express opinions.
Odinga’s ODM party has continued to behave badly, wrangling and making irresponsible statements further creating rifts among its members.