At least two political commentators agree that the leadership performance of the government and Opposition may hamper the voter turnout in the next General election.

This as the latest opinion poll, commissioned by the People’s National Party, highlighted a troubling decline in the performance rating of both Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Opposition Leader, Mark Golding.

More in this report from Shaloy Smikle.

The polls were spot on!

That’s how political commentator, Lloyd B Smith described the latest polling results on the performances of Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Opposition Leader, Mark Golding.

Mr Smith predicts that the decline in their performance level will be reflected in the voters turnout for the next general election.

Mr Smith calls for a greater level of communication and public education in order to rebuild the confidence of the Jamaican People.

For his part, Kevin O’Brien Chang says he’s not surprised at the results.

Mr Chang agrees with Mr Smith, that greater communication is lacking on the government’s part.

The latest polling was conducted between February 17 and 26 among 1,002 eligible voters islandwide.

There was a 10-percentage point increase in Golding’s negative performance rating which moved from 39 percent last year to 49 percent so far this year.

Meanwhile, the prime minister’s negative performance rating jumped to 44 percent last month, when compared to 27 percent last July.