Jump to navigation

Vol 56 No 7

Published 3rd April 2015


Votes, damned lies and opinion polls

Maximising the turnout and countering rigging could be the key to making a success of tomorrow’s elections

Anyone following the opinion polls for a guide to the outcome of tomorrow's presidential and parliamentary elections will be disappointed. Yet they have played an important role in shaping opinion by being liberally quoted in election reports. The most authoritative polls now point to a narrow gap between the two main parties – the People's Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress. But major uncertainty enters the equation when questions are added about the ability of each side to get its vote out, to navigate the biometric voter verification system, and to guard against rigging and intimidation.

End of preview - This article contains approximately 811 words.

End of preview

Subscribers: Log in now to read the complete article.

Account Holders: Log in now and use your Account Credit to buy this article. No Credit? Top up your Account now.

If you are logged in, but still cannot access the full text of this article, email customer services or telephone us on +44(0)1638 743633.