Split image of Azimio la Umoja Raila Odinga and Kenya Kwanza William Ruto. PHOTO|COURTESY

According to a recent Infotrak survey, Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party’s presidential candidate Raila Odinga has a 43 percent popularity rating.

The survey, which was issued on Wednesday morning in Kenya, placed his major challenger in the race for president, Deputy President William Ruto second with 37 percent while George Wajackoyah of the Roots Party in a distant third place with only 4% of the vote.

“Raila has not gained much since we did our last poll in June. His popularity has increased by one percent and Ruto’s has gone down by one percent from 38 percent since last time,” said Infotrak boss Angela Ambitho.

“Mr Odinga’s popularity means that he has 9.4 million votes while Dr Ruto has 8.1 million votes if election were to be done now. DP Ruto on the other hand has lost about 300,000 votes from the 8.4 million he had in the last poll,” she added.

David Mwaure Waihiga, Agano Party presidential candidate, comes in fourth with 0.1 percent.

“If Ruto’s popularity has dropped by one percent and Raila has gained by the same margin then the net gain from undecided voters must have gone to Wajackoyah,” said Ms Ambitho.