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Liberia Election Survey 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C.––In a recent online survey conducted by Globe Afrique, most Liberians disapprove of the way the Unity Party-led government is handling the country.

Roughly 74% of Liberians who voted disapprove of the Unity Party Led government handling of the country.

It appears that most Liberians are not only eager and determined to elect a new president in October 2017, they appear to want to usher in a new administration in January 2018 that would address economic and social development, fight corruption, and create jobs that will improve the living condition of the estimated 4.5 million people.



Percent of Liberians disapprove of the way the Unity Party-led government is handling the country

  • Charles W. Brumskine 24% 24%
  • Joseph N. Boakai 18% 18%
  • George M. Weah 17% 17%
  • Benoni Urey 14% 14%
  • Dr. Mills Jones 11% 11%
  • Alexander Cummings 10% 10%
  • Other 8% 8%

If the election for President were being held today, for whom would you vote?

The latest poll shows the country is divided when it comes to selecting the next President of Liberia.

Although most Liberians tend to agree on their disapproval of the Unity Party-led government, they seem to disagree on their selection of a President.

Six presidential candidates were selected for this survey.  The selection process was based on the likelihood of the candidates’ chances in participating in the upcoming Presidential electoral process as well as their current political and economic standing in the country.

According to the survey, 24% favors Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine of the Liberty Party (LP); 18% favors Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai of the ruling Unity Party (UP); 17% favors George Manneh Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC); 14% favors Mr. Benoni Urey; 11% favors and promises to vote for Dr. Joseph Mills Jones of Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE); 10% favors Mr. Alexander Cummings of the Alternative National Congress (ANC);   and 8% plans to vote for various candidates including Prince Y. Johnson.

Liberia votes October 10, 2017 for a new president.

Globe Afrique Survey and Poll is a bi-monthly endeavor designed to gauge the pulse of Africans regarding issues and events that are important to them.  For more information on our survey and public opinion polling, please contact Globe Afrique:

Online surveys are conducted with a sample size of 1000-2000 adults and sampling error of +/- 3.1 percent. The data is weighted in two stages to ensure accurate representation of an adult resident in-country and those residing abroad. The numbers for age, sex, race, education, and income were weighted where necessary to bring them in line with population demographics. “Propensity score” weighting is also used to adjust for respondents’ propensity to be online.

Some of the main candidates of consequence

Poll history: Public opinion polls gauge issues that are relevant to political, economic, development and international observers and policy makers.

NOTE:  The Liberian survey and poll exercises are open to all Liberians.  The surveys and polls will continue to cover issues in Liberia.  Globe Afrique urges all Liberians to participate.  You can do so by downloading Globe Afrique’s free app on the App Store or Google Play. You can access the online version at to vote.

Ruling Unity Party’s government Vice President Joseph N. Boakai
Liberty Party Leader, former president of the Liberian senate and renowned corporate lawyer, Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine
Global Corporate Executive Mr. Alexander  Cummings of the Alternative National Congress
Former Central Bank Governor, Dr. Joseph Mills Jones of the Movement for Economic Empowerment

Business Tycoon Mr. Benoni Urey of the All Liberian Party
Senator George Manneh “Oppong” Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change


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Dr. Joseph Nimene, Sr.

Dr. Nimene is a research scientist and development specialist at a global development organization in West Africa. He is engaged in understanding the impact of public policies and development priorities in countries emerging from civil conflict along with the challenges faced by underdeveloped countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Nimene is a staunch advocate on issues relating to press freedom, and he supports the efforts of Globe Afrique where the voices of the citizens are heard.
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