Tanzanian Ruling Party Candidate Leads Opinion Polls Before Vote

Two-thirds of Tanzania’s voters back the ruling party’s candidate, John Magufuli, to win next month’s presidential election, according to an opinion poll published on Tuesday.

Of the Tanzanian citizens polled between Aug. 15 and Sept. 9, 66 percent said they would back Magufuli, while 22 percent favored opposition candidate and former Tanzanian Prime Minister Edward Lowassa, Twaweza, a Dar es Salaam-based research company, said in statements on its Twitter account.