Cape Town - A poll just released two days before South Africans go to the polls on Wednesday gives President Cyril Ramaphosa 6.5 out of 10 rating as a political party leader.
The survey conducted in March and April by global market research and a consulting firm, Ipsos, among 3500 respondents, gauges the reactions of South Africans to how the president, premiers and governments of the nine provinces were doing.
According to the research, Ramaphosa’s received a good score compared to scores of the leaders of the main opposition parties in the country.
Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane scored at 3.5 out of 10 and Julius Malema, Economic Freedom Fighters commander-in-chief, scored at 3.4 out of 10.
The survey also looked at speculation that the president might replace current deputy president David Mabuza after Wednesday’s general election and replace him with Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Looking at the scores out of these two leaders, it is evident that Dlamini-Zuma was more popular than the current deputy president among registered voters, but by a rather narrow margin. Dlamini-Zuma scored 4.2 as a political leader on this scale, while Mabuza scored stands at 3.9.