This is according to Professor E. Gyimah Boadi, executive director of the Afrobarometer project, and executive director of the Ghana Center for Democratic Development in Accra, which manages the Afrobarometer network.
Afrobarometer conducted a Round 6 survey from 23 March to 7 April 2014 on Malawian opinions and attitudes about democracy and governance as well as their views on economic and social development. Face-to-face interviews were conducted with a nationally representative sample of 2400 Malawian citizens from all regions of the country. The survey included questions on citizen evaluations of the election environment, as well as their voting intentions.
The first set of findings from this survey were released on Friday, 9 May 2014,
in Afrobarometer Dispatch No. 1, titled “Malawi’s 2014 Elections: Amid Concerns About Fairness, Outcome is Too Close to Call,” by Carolyn Logan, Michael Bratton, and Boniface Dulani, which is available at http://www.afrobarometer.org/files/documents/dispatches/ab_r6_dispatchno1.pdf
Afrobarometer is an African-led network of social science researchers that has been conducting surveys since 1999, and now works in 35 African countries. The network includes partners from more than 30 African countries.
Afrobarometer stands by the results and methodology of the Afrobarometer Round 6 survey in Malawi, including the findings that have already been released. It also stands by the entire Afrobarometer Malawi team. We will be releasing further results from the survey in the coming weeks and months.