SURVEY Leaders Improve Standing In Poll
Bainimarama still well ahead as preferred PM
Rear Admiral (retired) Voreqe Bainimarama and Ro Teimumu Kepa have improved their standing in the Preferred Prime Minister stakes, reveals the latest Fiji Sun poll.
The Prime Minister has moved up from 79 per cent to 80 per cent while the leader of the Social Democratic Liberal Party recorded the bigger jump from three per cent to nine per cent.
Labour Party leader Mahendra Chaudhry dropped from five per cent to four per cent.
In the Preferred Political Party poll, the PM’s proposed party has increased its lead. It has jumped from 44 per cent to 51 per cent. Its gains have come from SODELPA, People’s Democratic Party and the National Federation Partry. SODELPA lost three per cent, PDP shed three and NFP lost one. The undecided or swing voters remain at 38 per cent.
These figures are expected to change following the announcement of the new Electoral Decree, the general election date, and the Supervisor of Elections yesterday. Political parties will now roll out their campaign machines as they go on the hustings.
In the poll over the abolition of the Great Council of Chiefs, those agreeing dropped from 58 per cent to 56 per cent while those saying no went from 41 per cent to 43 per cent. This fifth poll was conducted in the week ending March 22.
Results: Fifth Weekly Fiji Sun Poll
Q1: Have you registered and will you be voting in the upcoming election.
Q2: Preferred Prime Minister in the upcoming election.
Voreqe Bainimarama 80%
Ro Teimumu Kepa 9%
Mahendra Chaudhry 4%
Laisenia Qarase 1%
Mick Beddoes 0%
Tupeni Baba 0%
Sitiveni Rabuka 0%
Adi Sivia Qoro 0%
Q3: Preferred Political Party in the upcoming election.
PM’s Party 51%
Unfamiliar with Parties 38%
Fiji Labour Party 4%
People’s Democratic Party 2%
National Federation Party 0%
Q4: The PM abolished the Great Council of Chiefs and said it had become too political. Do you agree with this decision.