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Joint Opposition Leads In Colombo With Huge Margin – Survey

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[Joint opposition draws huge crowds]

A survey conducted on patterns of voter behavior at the next presidential election by  Prof. Gunapala Nanayakkara, Academic Advisor, Graduate School of Management  has shown that joint opposition presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena leading in Colombo district,

The survey covered 735 respondents from three electoratesWhere the current president received over 60% at the lastPresidential election. The survey was personally coordinated by him  and  their professionals. Prof. Gunapala Nanayakkara, certifies  the accuracy of the survey.

HIGHLIGHTS:
1.    There is 23% shift of voter preference away from President towards Opposition candidate
2.    Voter interest in the election is high and hence a higher voter turnout is expected.
3.    The main reasons deciding voting are ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT and LEVEL OF CORRUPTION.  The first factor favors the President, and the second favors the Opposition candidate
4.    Voters focus on Candidate’s suitability than his political party.
5.    Employed persons and the self-employed tend to favor opposition candidate.

Full report as a PDF:PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2015 SURVEY REPORTdoc

Presidential Election 2015:
COLOMBO DISTRICT: SURVEY RESULTS

Hon. Maithreepala Sirisena 48.3% 355
Hon. Mahinda Rajapakse 39.5% 290
Undecided 11.2% 82
Not voting 0.9% 7
Total valid sample 100% 735

 

Presidential Election 2010:

Hon. Mahinda Rajapakse 52.9% 616,740
Hon. Sarath Fonseka 45.9% 533,022
Total valid votes 100% 10,393,613
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