Malawi’s Opposition Candidate Peter Mutharika Tipped To Win 2014 polls-Leading Newspaper’s Opinion Polls

Peter Mutharika:Tipped To Win Polls

Opinion polls conducted by Malawi’s leading newspaper, The Nation has put opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) acting president Arthur Peter Mutharika as the most preferred candidate ahead of 2014 polls.

The survey’s results announced in today’s Nation On Sunday said in the week-long-nationally representative survey, the majority of Malawians said if presidential elections were held today, they would vote for DPP President.

Atupele Muluzi:Came Second

The survey which pulled 4415 respondents from across the country put UDF president Atupele Muluzi second followed by Banda while MCP president John Tembo came last.

“Out of 4415 respondents, 1790 (41%) said they would vote for Mutharika, 1628 (37%) indicated preference for Atupele. 726 (16%)went for PP’s Banda while Tembo went away with 271 votes representing 6% of the sample.”

Joyce Banda: Came Third

But the publication informed that the survey was conducted using different data collection methods such as face to face interviews in 20 enumeration districts, social media platform, facebook and short messaging service (SMS).
The paper reported that for face to face interview, Atupele dominated 10 districts namely Karonga, Mzimba, Nkhata-bay, Mzuzu, Mwanza, Rumphi, Dowa, Neno, Nkhota-kota and Balaka.

John Tembo: Came Last

Mutharika who dominated in SMS and social media took the lead in six districts namely Blantyre, Chiradzulu, Phalombwe, South Africa, Chikhwawa and Thyolo. On Her Part, President Banda is reported to have ruled the roost in her home district Zomba, Chitipa, Lilongwe and Nsanje.

The paper revealed that Mutharika’s political fortunes are soared as President Banda continues to tumble.

Mutharika Rallies

24 Responses to "Malawi’s Opposition Candidate Peter Mutharika Tipped To Win 2014 polls-Leading Newspaper’s Opinion Polls"

  1. chiko kamanyuzi  May 21, 2014 at 6:12 am

    ine nde sindilimbana nazo ,ndakwela amene akuwinayo kaya ndi Peter ,basi naine ndikomweko.ndangonvetsedwa kuti masteni akulira akuti ‘ndifuna ng’ombe zanga.

  2. Iwe Abele  December 12, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Peter alibwino***

  3. F Dzonzi  December 12, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Add my vote to Peter, too!

  4. Nzika  December 12, 2012 at 6:22 am

    Peter Yemweyo osati nyansizi. Mai uyu adzipita komwe anachokera watikwana. Ife sitinamupatse voti yathu. a very stupid woman and Chimanga chawo akungopatsana a PP okhaokha mahule ake ovina ndi oyimba ngo’ma.

  5. XXXXYYYYZZZZ  December 10, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Mumuwuze JZU asiye ulimi wa ng’ona uja ndiye a Malawi adzamuvotera.

  6. Uladi  December 10, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Nambawe, these folks used face-to-face method as another strategy, infact they knew that the majority of Malawians are illitrate hence they could not aford to have/own or access e-gadgets. Think for a moment about the survey, if you were missed, what could have (or is) your opinion? Thumps up surveyors, thats a true reflections.

  7. eninthaka  December 10, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    If this is a representative sample of Malawi then the results can be generalised to the whole country. Honestly speaking we have now seen that education is a key factor when it comes to presidential leadership and of all these people Peter is favoured.

    • patriot  December 11, 2012 at 10:13 am

      Did agogo anu participated in your facebook survey?

  8. Phikani  December 10, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    The so called survey! Atupele 2014 boma!!!

  9. Nambawe  December 10, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    These figures are bound to be skewed for the simple reason that in a set up where there is such a divide between the elite and the illiterate, polls samples would have to be selected alot more carefully than this was done! All you are tell us is that of al those people who have an access to computer, phone, news paper etc, these are the figures but that leave s out the core of Malwian voters who cant even use these gadgets!

    Go back to square one and give us proper figures otherwise you are misleading everyone!

  10. Max Hussein Chilonga  December 10, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Opinion polls do not work in a setup like ours were 80% of the voters are the iliterate rural area dwellers who don’t even know how to read, so do not even use social networks. To determine one’s popularity using these platforms is even more flowed because there are people with multiple accounts who can vote several times. So the final ballot is what will determine who will win, not these flowed polls.

  11. chichi  December 10, 2012 at 9:26 am

    my vote for peter too! apa ndiye ufune or usafune

  12. FG  December 10, 2012 at 6:39 am

    Please add my vote to Peter too!

  13. Yeleyo  December 10, 2012 at 6:37 am

    The survey is good to reflect the people’s mindset, but practically the survey is showing that Peter is losing phiscal touch with people while Atupele is gaining physical touch as face to face have shown that ten districts shown interest to him. JB and JZU should work hard to change the table upside down.

  14. Zabweka  December 10, 2012 at 6:15 am

    Whether we agree with the survey or we don’t that doesn’t matter bcoz thats wat the survey says. Amene awuzidwa kuti ali pambuyo pa anzawo just work hard ngati mukufuna kuti mudzakhale pamwamba and amene ali kale pamwamba kuzitama komanso kudzitufya will not sale you koma inunso limbikani kwambiri kuti even vote yeni-yeniyo ibwere mudzakhalebe pomwepo pamwambapo. Let the surveys continue kuti anthu aziziwona pamene ali.

  15. Jb  December 10, 2012 at 5:27 am

    Bodza ilo.don’t believe that folks.

  16. Lake Malawi  December 10, 2012 at 5:17 am

    A correction please, he is Peter Arthur Muthalika not Arthur Peter Muthalika. All his legal documents are starting with Peter. I know your intention- put his name first on the ballot paper! We shall go by legal documents. We are not children!

  17. mwale  December 10, 2012 at 4:58 am

    South africa!!! We continue to monitor the survey. Peter for boma

  18. One Wayer  December 10, 2012 at 4:26 am

    Omwe mukutsutsa za survey nu munawerenga nation on sunday? Kawerengeni kaye then muzipanga bwino ma comment anu a thibwa wo. The survey took part in almost all the districts in mw. Inu ngati simukugwirizana nazo khalani chete bcoz. Mbuli zanuzo JB and chikhumbo sadzawina olo pang’ono. Ngati mukudya nawo, pepani mwakhawula.

    • Mbuzi iwe  December 11, 2012 at 10:21 am

      Uli ndi maphunziro angati iwe wothawira pa window iwe?

  19. Mwimba  December 10, 2012 at 3:44 am

    Mukunama inu,zoti adzawine ndi wa opposition simukunama koma sadzakhara peter.

  20. JB has failed  December 10, 2012 at 3:43 am

    Bingu did a lot to transform this country. I start with the Chitipa road, then Ntchisi road, Nkhoma road, Masasa-Mangochi road, roads in area 25, roads in city centre, roads in Mchesi, roads in Kawale, roads in area 23, Chidzanja road, Mchinji roundabout to Chilambula road, Kaunda road, Zomba road, Roads in Thyolo, Nsanje road, and Kamuzu highway. Others include Parliament, Presidential villas, Bingu conference centre, Kamuzu musoleum, street lights, etc. The DPP should take these achievements to the people. We should not forget the railway line from Moatze to Nkaya which useless JB is claiming as hers. Stupid woman. That is why people still have DPP in mind. That is why MCP still survives. People want development and not food distributions as witnessed by Joyce Banda and her thugs.

  21. Sober minded!  December 10, 2012 at 3:16 am

    Chinekee! Since when did South Africa became part of Malawi?? MV be serious! As for another Muluzi or Mtgarika, kiss my a$$.

  22. Chidambo  December 9, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Forget about this survey DPP, be focused, the convention is long overdue. Start selling the party now, its only 16months to go. Otherwise voting for merit, Peter is the right person, argument is just based on jealousy.


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