Poll sees thumping election victory for ANC

Ipsos – which polled 3 730 people in February and March – said that in some provinces the ANC would see its lead eroded. (Alexander Joe)

Ipsos – which polled 3 730 people in February and March – said that in some provinces the ANC would see its lead eroded. (Alexander Joe)

A new poll has predicted the ANC will win another landslide victory in Wednesday's general election, handing Jacob Zuma another presidential term.

Pollsters Ipsos on Friday predicted that the ANC will garner around 63% of the vote.

While comprehensive that would be just short of the two thirds majority needed to change the Constitution and a slight drop from the 65.9% won in 2009.

“There is no doubt about which party will win the election,” Ipsos said, releasing its final poll before the May 7 vote.

“However, this is still the most hotly contested election since 1994.”

Ipsos – which polled 3 730 people in February and March – said that in some provinces the ANC would see its lead eroded.

Ipsos predicted the opposition Democratic Alliance would get 22% of the vote, up nearly six percentage points from the last election and would retain control of the Western Cape.

The party is also seen doing well in Gauteng – which includes Johannesburg and Pretoria – and the Northern Cape getting more than 25% in each. – Sapa-AFP

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