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Opposition Leader Keeps Narrow Lead in Kenyan Pre-Election Poll

  • Odinga has support of 42% of voters; Ruto has 39%: Tifa
  • Kenya is preparing to hold presidential elections next month
Raila Odinga
Raila OdingaPhotographer: Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga maintained a narrow lead over Deputy President William Ruto in the latest opinion poll before next month’s election.

About 42% of sampled voters favored Odinga, compared with 39% for Ruto, according to a report published by Nairobi-based pollster Tifa Research on Monday. That compares with 39% and 35% for the two candidates respectively in the previous survey in May. The portion of undecided respondents dropped to 10% in June from 15% previously.