In December, the Ghanaian people will go to the polls to elect a president and two hundred and seventy-five members of parliament. The choice will largely be between the candidates of the incumbent New Patriotic Party and the National Democratic Congress, the two most dominant parties in the country who have held power in turns since the return to electoral democracy in 1992.
The trends show that while allegiance to party and the influence of personalities are still of significant value in deciding the choices voters make, issues such as jobs, the economy and personal security are increasingly on voters’ minds as they approach the ballot box.
In the first of our 2020 polls, iPoll focuses on examining the issues that will determine how voters will make their choices in four months. The poll found that traditional allegiances are waning in influence and that voters are more likely to choose a candidate based on their personal circumstances and how candidates’ platforms and records will impact on their own lives.