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Pollster Ben Ephson responds to allegations of conducting biased polls for money

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Renowned pollster, Ben Ephson, has responded to allegations made by the Ashanti Regional campaign manager for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential hopeful, Alan Kyerematen, that he conducts polls in exchange for money. In an interview on Akoma TV, Collins Owusu Amankwah claimed that Ben Ephson’s polls are not credible and alleged that the pollster makes favourable predictions for politicians who pay him.

However, Ben Ephson has refuted these allegations and emphasized that he is measured in what he says. Speaking in an interview with JoyNews, he said, “When you are bathing and a man comes for your cloth, you don’t run naked after the person.” Ben Ephson highlighted that over his 22 years of research, he has achieved 83% accuracy in his polls. In 2019, he was part of a team of University of Ghana lecturers who conducted research on the list of MPs who were likely to lose their seats.

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Ben Ephson also emphasized that he has conducted seven national polls, and if anyone has concerns about his predictions, they should approach him for an explanation. He added that the Ashanti Regional campaign manager for Alan Kyerematen, Collins Owusu Amankwah, does not believe in research and is making baseless allegations.

Ben Ephson’s response to these allegations comes amid the build-up to the NPP’s national delegates conference, where Alan Kyerematen is contesting for the presidential candidate position. It remains to be seen how these allegations will affect the outcome of the conference. However, Ben Ephson’s reputation as a credible pollster with years of experience is likely to remain intact.

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