PLP thrashes opposition in poll

Kind of fascinating... indeed.

68% of those polled are not happy with how things are going in the country.
63% think the economy is going in the wrong direction.
8% think the economic conditions here are 'good'.

However, 49% of those polled will vote for the incumbent leadership if a General Election happens tomorrow, compared to a combined 17% for the two opposition parties.

I suppose you could infer several things from the results of the polls (aside from the usual statistical questions):
  • The opposition parties are just not viable enough or recognizable enough (the party leaders got 21 and 50% "not sure" favor-ability rating, compared to 7% for the PLP leader)
  • The public believes that things like the economic conditions, are not the fault of the ruling party or that the ruling party is better equipped to deal with them than the others
  • Allegiances to party remain strong as ever in this divided community
Personally, I'd like to meet the 20% of people who think things are great in Bermuda and the economy is moving in the right direction. Because unless they're auto repair folks, I'd like to know how they're faring.


Wishful Thinking said...
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Wishful Thinking said...

Political poll's in Bermuda never cease to amaze me. I often wonder if the respondents even live in the same Bermuda that I do.

It's probably mostly party allegiances that are behind the numbers. Otherwise there is no reasonable explanation for the strong support still enjoyed by the PLP.

It'll be interesting to see how these numbers change when budget time comes around.

Tryangle said...

I don't know how sizeable the population is, but there are definitely a fair number of folks out there who claim to be "PLP for Life" or that they "bleed PLP green", so there would likely be at least some of those respondents in that poll.