MILLS To Lose 2012.........NDC Opinion Polls Predict?

A string of internal opinion polls carried out by the ruling National Democratic Congress is causing fear and panic among party officials as all the polls point to one result: President Mills is set to become the first one-term President in Ghana’s history. A March 2012 opinion poll, conducted by a South African PR Firm, which has been contracted by the NDC for the December election, put the Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Akufo-Addo, at 49.07%, with President Mills lagging behind with 47.07%. This development did not amuse the NDC party hierarchy and therefore subsequently commissioned “pollster” and Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Dispatch Newspaper, Ben Ephson, to conduct an “independent” opinion poll in April on the chances of President Mills ahead of the 2012 poll. Ben Ephson’s poll, according to sources at the party office, killed the morale of the top functionaries of the NDC as the results made for grim reading. The results of Ben Ephson’s poll, after being asked ‘Who they will vote for in the 2012 elections’, had Nana Akufo-Addo obtaining 50.05%. President Mills fared rather worse in Ben Ephson’s poll, as he received 44.40% of respondents sampled.