More than 60-per cent of Jamaicans believe the Andrew Holness administration deserves a second term in office.

That’s the finding of the Nationwide Bluedot poll.

The last time an incumbent JLP administration won a contested general election to win a second consecutive term in office was more than 50 years ago.

That was in 1967 when Donald Sangster led the JLP to victory.

Edward Seaga got a second term in 1983. But, that was a selection, as Michael Manley’s PNP boycotted the elections of December of that year.

When the PNP returned to power in February 1989, they won four consecutive general elections.

Bruce Golding eked out a narrow 4-seat majority in 2007. Then, the Labour Party was in the political wilderness for almost 20 years.

The Golding administration proved to be a one-term government.

It was followed by another one-term government as Portia Simpson-Miller was defeated, narrowly in February 2016, by the Andrew Holness-led JLP.

He won the elections by the narrowest of margins. 1-seat.


That one-term sequence would be broken if the next general elections are held anytime soon.

That’s according to the Nationwide Bluedot poll conducted between December 2 and 19 last year.

The pollsters asked Jamaicans “Given its performance so far, do you think the JLP should get a second term in government?”

A whopping 61 percent said yes. 39-per cent said no.

1-thousand-431-Jamaicans were polled. The poll had a margin of error of just under 3-percent.