FIJIFIRST WILL WIN: SUN POLL
FijiFirst will win the September 17 general election, the latest Razor Research/Fiji Sun poll reveals.
Eighty per cent of those asked in the 20th weekly poll predict a positive result for FijiFirst.
The outcome is identical to other results in the latest poll and is consistent with the polling trend so far.
FijiFirst has taken a big leap from 59 per cent in the previous poll to 78 in the Preferred Party standing. In a parallel result, its leader and Prime Minister Rear Admiral (Retired) Voreqe Bainimarama, has gained six per cent to be on 79 in the Preferred Prime Minister stakes.
If these results were translated to seats in Parliament, they would mean FijiFirst would secure 40 out of 50.
As the campaigns by the political parties roll into top gear, expect some movements in the ratings. But the opening salvos of the campaign by the “pack of four” have failed to cause any dent in the FijiFirst machine.
SODELPA (Social Democratic Liberal Party), which had broken away from the pack to hit double digits some weeks ago, has fallen back below 10. For two weeks now, it sits on eight per cent. Its leader, Ro Teimumu Kepa, has gained one to be on eight per cent.
In third place are National Federation Party and its leader Dr Biman Prasad. Fourth are the People’s Democratic Party and leader Felix Anthony. Fiji Labour Party and leader Mahendra Chaudhry hold the wooden spoon.
The Razor Research/Fiji Sun Poll is conducted weekly. Six hundred eligible voters are polled each week, 300 from the Central Division, 200 from the Western Division and 100 from the Northern Division.
Q1: Have you registered for the upcoming election.
Q2: Preferred Prime Minister in the upcoming election.
Voreqe Bainimarama 79%
Ro Teimumu Kepa 8%
Someone else 5%
Biman Prasad 5%
Felix Anthony 2%
Mahendra Chaudhry 1%
Q3: Preferred Political Party in the upcoming election.
FijiFirst Party 78%
National Federation Party 5%
Don’t Know 5%
People’s Democratic Party 3%
Fiji Labour Party 1%
Q4. Do you think FijiFirst will win the election?