Research World International Opinion Poll Puts Museveni Ahead of His Opponents

A new opinion poll conducted by Research World International gives President Yoweri Museveni a wide margin to consolidate power if elections were held today.

The poll that covered 2320 respondents shows that 55% would vote President Museveni, 17% would vote former FDC leader Dr. Kiiza Besigye and 13% would vote former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi.

However, whereas President Museveni is in the lead, only 43% believe that he has fulfilled his promises while 26%believe he has failed.

The research also revealed that 38% of Ugandans do not want change in the top leadership of NRM while 38% would like Mbabazi to take over.

The poll also noted that 100% would recognise president Museveni, 96 can recognise Besigye while 83%would recognise Mbabazi.

According to Dr Patrick Wakida, the Executive Director of Research World International, the purpose of the poll was to measure public attitude,opinions and behaviour on politics and governance issues and to identity issues that are likely to shape the political landscape.

The poll covered 120 parishes, 72 sub counties, 48 districts and 2,320 people of 17years and above.