Ipsos roasted by #KOT for obsession with Raila’s retirement
Kenyans on Twitter harshly reacted to Ipsos Synovate’s latest poll that Cord leader Raila Odinga should retire from politics.
Users accused the pollster of being biased and always undermining Mr Odinga’s ability to lead the country in its polls.
Ipsos stirred controversy on Tuesday when it published the findings of a survey in which respondents had been asked whether Cord leader Raila Odinga should contest in the next elections or retire from politics.
It was the 10th time since the 2013 General Election that the pollster was posing the questions. This time, as before, it drew fury from Mr Odinga’s supporters.
Kenyans online accused the pollster of being a gun for hire with the hashtag #WolfforHire trending.
American Dr Tom Wolf is the firm’s lead research analyst.
Kenyans ought to accept that Raila has constitutional right to run for presidency for as long as he wants, no matter what Ipsos Kenya asks!
— Donald B Kipkorir (@DonaldBKipkorir) August 2, 2016
The truth is that Jubilee's ratings stand at 27% against CORD's 45%. They are unable to swallow this. They are scared #WolfForHire
— Philip Etale (@EtalePhilip) August 2, 2016
Opinion polls should be objective and devoid of biases such as leading questions. Kenyans are questioning the credibility of Ipsos.
— Gov. Anyang' Nyong'o (@AnyangNyongo) August 3, 2016
As a Jubilee Sympathiser I am disappointed with the IPSOS poll. We must show respect to Raila. Simple and clear. Time to switch to…
— SokoAnalyst (@SokoAnalyst) August 2, 2016
KOT Let me ask you,between wolf and Raila odinga who should retire?#WolfForHire
— The Southerner (@SamuelOnkangi) August 3, 2016
— Kotut™ (@DavidKotut) August 3, 2016
Next Time Tom Wolf asks Jubilee supporters if Raila should retire; let them also ask CORD supporters of Uhuru should not contest 2017 polls
— D I K E M B E (@Disembe) August 3, 2016
If I were Raila now I would take Ipsos polls very serious and find out what and how to improve my ratings#WolfForHire
— ☠☤TheInstigator☤☠ (@Just_a_KenN) August 3, 2016
Y is wolf so obsessed with Raila's retirement,we are tired of his rubbish #WolfForHire
— Loongonyo richard (@loongonyo) August 3, 2016
Tom Wolf is too old than Raila Odinga he should have retired yesterday #WolfForHire
— Dave Andres ?? (@its_devy) August 3, 2016