Poll shows Peter Obi is most-favored candidate before the 2023 general elections. A vast majority of respondents said they plan to vote for Peter Obi ahead of Atiku Abubakar – a former Vice President of Nigeria and former Governor of Lagos State Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The results of the survey conducted for Bloomberg News by Premise Data Corp were published on Wednesday, 28th September 2022 as the official campaign kicked off. Of the 92% of participants who said they have decided how to vote, 72% named Obi as their first choice. Of those who are still unsure, 45% said the 61-year-old is their preferred candidate.
The candidates of the two parties that have ruled Nigeria since the restoration of democracy in 1999 fared less. Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress garnered 16% of decided voters and 23% of those yet to make up their minds. Atiku Abubakar of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party tallied 9% and 17% respectively.
The San Francisco data company surveyed 3,973 Nigerians from Sept. 5- 20 across the six geopolitical zones to ensure national representation.