Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says yesterday’s result in the Central Westmoreland by-election proves that pollster Bill Johnson got it wrong with his recent survey results.
Mr. Johnson’s recent poll findings, published in October, showed that 73-percent of Jamaicans felt the Prime Minister was taking the country in the wrong direction.
The poll results also showed that only 26-percent of Jamaicans believed the Prime Minister would do a better job of leading the country at this time, compared to 46-percent who believed Opposition Leader Andrew Holness, would do a better job.
Political commentators used the poll findings to suggest that the PNP could have trouble in Central Westmoreland, given that the national political mood had turned against the party.
But speaking with journalists last night in Savanna-la-mar, Mrs. Simpson Miller says Bill Johnson’s work will continue to prove irrelevant to the PNP’s election chances, under her leadership.
PNP President and Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller.