Pollster Ben Ephson
Pollster Ben Ephson has accepted that he got it wrong by predicting victory for President John Mahama in this year’s polls.
A source had forecast after his pre-election survey that the ruling NDC’s presidential candidate would gather 52.4 percent votes while his main competitor, Mr Akufo-Addo would acquire 45.9 percent.
However, results collation from 252 constituencies by media places Mr Akufo-Addo ahead of Mr Mahama with 54.44% while the president has taken 43.69% votes. However, the Electoral Commission is yet to declare the official results.
I take pride in my work and I thank Ghanaians for making my opinion polls to the word of God. I’m not a God. If I have done five polls and I am wrong in the fifth one then yes I’m wrong. It doesn’t mean that I will not review what we did and rearrange. In 1996, I think I got it wrong and rearranged. I did well in four elections. If I am incorrect, I will rearrange and move on, Mr Ephson told media-person on Friday, 9 December.
Mr Ephson said I mean there is no pollster to say that my predictions are cut in stone and when I go incorrect, they should hang me by neck. I recognize people will be happy and I don’t have a difficulty.
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