NNN/Bluedot Poll: 60% Say Holness is Doing A Good Job, 50% Believe Phillips is Doing A Poor Job

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A significant majority of 60% of Jamaicans believe Andrew Holness is doing a good job as Prime Minister.

While 50% believe Dr. Peter Phillips is doing a poor job as Opposition Leader.

That’s the finding of the Nationwide Bluedot poll.

NNN/Bluedot Poll Results showing responses to questions – ‘On a scale of 0-10, with 0 being “Extremely Poor” and 10 being “Exceptional” how would you rate the performance of (q12) ANDREW HOLNESS as Prime Minister and (Q13) PETER PHILLIPS as Opposition Leader?’

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The Nationwide Bluedot pollsters asked” On a scale of zero to 10 with zero being Extremely Poor and 10 being Exceptional, how would you rate the performance of Andrew Holness as Prime Minister and Peter Phillips as Opposition Leader?”

23% rated Andrew Holness’ performance as exceptional.

While 8% rated Peter Phillips’ performance as exceptional.

37% gave the Prime Minister a score ranging from 6 to 9 out of 10.

When combined with those who rated Holness’ performance as exceptional, a total of 60% gave the Prime Minister an above average score.

For Dr. Phillips, 25% gave him a score ranging from 6 to 9 out of ten.

When combined with those who rated Dr. Phillips’ performance as exceptional, only 33% gave the Opposition Leader an above average score.

The numbers get worse for the PNP leader.

50-per cent gave him a failing score of between zero and 4 out of ten.

16% said Dr. Phillips’ performance as Opposition Leader is extremely poor.

While 34% gave him a score of between 1 and 4 out of ten.

These pale in comparison to the Prime Minister’s numbers.

Only 6% said Holness’ performance as Prime Minister is extremely poor.

And 17% gave him a failing score of between 1 and 4 out of ten.

The big gap between Holness and Phillips’ scores narrowed on only one indicator – 5 out of ten.  17% gave Holness 5 out of ten and 18% gave Phillips the same score.

1,431- people were polled between December 2 and 19 last year.
It had a margin of error of just under 3%.



Tyrone Reid is a multi-award winning investigative journalist, Jamaica’s Journalist of the Year for 2015 and a two-time United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Caribbean Media Award recipient. Reid is undoubtedly in enviable company as his investigative works have been awarded in print, television and radio. He is also the journalist who has won the most individual awards from the coveted Jamaica Broiler’s Group Fair Play Awards. Reid is currently the News and Current Affairs Editor at Nationwide News Network and also one of the Region’s leading investigative journalists.


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