The Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) has released a pre-election survey.
In the survey Ghanaians are split over the direction the country is heading towards.
Even though public assessment of Akufo-Addo’s performance was broadly positive, some 47% say the country is going in the right direction, the same proportion say the country is heading in the wrong direction.
The survey further highlights that though the NPP enjoys public confidence, there are concerns regarding possible violence during the elections, leading to calls for armed men at polling stations.
“There is considerable apprehension about violence by party and candidate supporters. They remain concerned about the activities of party vigilantes – which is underscored by the desire of 8 in 10 respondents in our survey for armed security personnel present at the polling stations”
Every adult citizen had an equal chance of being selected for 2020 pre-election survey.
A national representative sample of 2,400 adult citizens was randomly sampled and distributed across regions and urban-rural areas in proportion to their share in the national adult population.
Face-to-face interviews were conducted in the language of the respondent’s choice (a standard English questionnaire was translated into Twi, Ewe, Ga, Dagbani and Dagaare).
Sample size of 2,400 yields a margin of error of +/-2 percentage points at a 95% confidence level. Fieldwork (or data collection) for the 2020 pre-election survey was conducted from September 28 to October 16, 2020.