A second national poll in the last 24-hours is indicating that the governing Jamaica Labour Party, JLP, is on course to win this Thursday’s by-election in East Portland.
That’s according to the Jamaica Observer-Nationwide Johnson polls that’s just been released. The Johnson findings show the JLP’s candidate, Annmarie Vaz, on track to defeat the opposition People’s National Party’s
This morning, another national poll, the RJR-Gleaner/Don Anderson survey found that
The Johnson poll results make dismal reading for the PNP. The party has won East Portland in 7 consecutive general elections since 1989. It’s defending a majority of 2,276. Based on conventional thinking, East Portland should be
Hours after Don Anderson found the PNP trailing by almost 7-percentage points, the Observer/Nationwide Johnson polls are indicating this afternoon that the PNP’s Damion Crawford is heading for a crushing defeat.
According to Johnson, that lead is
In the one month between the two polls, both the JLP and PNP increased by 5-percentage points their support in East Portland. While the number of undecided voters fell by 3-percentage points. As the campaigns intensified over the last 4 weeks, the unfavourable rating of the PNP’s Damion Crawford has tripled from 13-per cent to 44-per cent, while that of the JLP’s Annmarie Vaz increased by 10-percentage points from 17-to 27-per cent.
The JLP-commissioned Derek Ramsamooj polls also show the governing party with a big