Findings from a pre-election baseline survey in Zimbabwe: April/May 2018

At a glance

  • Country direction: A majority of Zimbabweans say the country is going in the wrong direction.
  • Perceptions of military intervention: Most Zimbabweans see the military intervention that led to the resignation of President Mugabe as either “the right thing to do” or “wrong but necessary.” But most also want the military to stay out of politics.
  • Voting intentions: If presidential elections were held tomorrow, ZANU-PF would attract 42% of the vote compared to 31% for the MDC-T (combined party and Alliance). But voting intentions of 26% of voters are unknown.