51% of Jamaicans say they no longer have confidence in the Integrity Commission’s ability to investigate allegations of impropriety by public officials.

That’s according to the latest Nationwide/Bluedot polls, powered by Total Tools.

The anti-corruption watchdog has in recent times been criticized for its handling of a probe into alleged conflict of interest breaches by the Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

More in this report from Robian Williams.

The question of confidence in the ability of the Commission to investigate allegations of impropriety by public officials was posed to 2-hundred and eighteen Jamaicans across the 63 constituencies.

51.83% say they have no confidence in the Commission.

29.36% or 64 respondents say they have confidence in the Commission.

The other 18.81% of those polled say they are unsure.

The standing of the Integrity Commission was damaged by how it handled the probe involving the Prime Minister.

A report from the Commission’s Director of Investigation recommended that the Prime Minister be prosecuted.

A report from the Director of Corruption Prosecution, released about two days later, found that the Prime Minister had no case to answer.

It emerged that both reports could have been published hours apart sparing the damage caused to the Office of the Prime Minister by the local and international coverage the story attracted.

The Nationwide/Bluedot polls, powered by Total Tools, was conducted between February 22 and March 7.

More than 90% of the respondents to the poll are registered voters.

It has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.7%.

Robian Williams, for Nationwide News.