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New Bloomberg poll names likely winner of Nigeria’s election among Obi, Atiku, Tinubu

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Just two weeks to the much talked-about general election, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi, remains the favourite to emerge winner of the February presidential election. This is according to a new poll by Bloomberg.

The survey results by Bloomberg News championed by Premise Data Corporation were published on Friday.

The poll holds it that two-thirds of respondents intend to vote for Obi in an election other frontline candidates – Bola Tinubu of the All Progressive Congress, APC, and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP – will participate.

Premise said it polled 2,384 Nigerians from January 26 to February 4 via a smartphone app and that submissions were selected from quotas developed by age, gender and location across the country’s six geopolitical zones.

Bloomberg also said it weighted the results against the original quotas to ensure national representation.

According to the poll results, among the decided voters, Obi scored 66%; Tinubu scored 18%, and Atiku scored 10%.

Meanwhile, for the undecided voters, Obi scored 47%; Tinubu scored 27%, and Atiku scored 9%.

“Of the 93% of participants who said they’ve decided how to vote, 66% named Obi as their preferred choice,” Bloomberg said.

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