Political Public Opinion Survey before Election: An Empirical Investigation of 2015 Presidential Election in Nigeria

Abstract

In many of the developed nations, before an election takes place, there is what is known as “political public opinion polls”. Data from sequence of political public opinion polls are sponsored by either private organizations or research institutes using different political polling types, such as phones, internet, face book, whatsApps, Twitter and face-to-face. The main objective of this paper is to empirically investigation of the political public opinion survey of 2015 Presidential Election Seekers. Face-to-face descriptive sampling design was adopted in this paper due to its fairly accurate results. Five (5) States and five (5) Local Government Areas in each of the six (6) Geopolitical Zones (North-Central – Benue, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger and Plateau; North-East – Adamawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe; North-West – Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Sokoto and Zamfara; South-East – Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Imo; South-South – Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo and Rivers; and South-West – Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, and Oyo) of Nigeria were randomly selected. One of the major findings shows that the age profile of 18 to 50 years dominated the face-to-face political opinion polls survey of 2015 Presidential Election in Nigeria. This paper concludes that over 90 percent of the respondents expressed dissatisfaction with the state of Nigerian economy, corporate governance and insecurity and recommends that, rotational presidency should be a Nigerian agenda

Keywords: 2015 Presidential Election Seekers, Political Public Opinion Survey, Respondents


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