PNP Vice President Mikael Phillips is predicting that his party’s candidate for the East Portland by-election, Damion Crawford, will win by 1500 votes.

He also scoffed at several polls which have indicated that Mr Crawford is trailing behind the JLP’s Ann Marie Vaz.

The latest poll, the Observer/Nationwide Johnson poll, shows the JLP leading by ten-percent.

Mikael Phillips, PNP Vice President.

And JLP General Secretary, Dr Horace Chang, says Mrs Vaz will win by 1000 votes.

He says he’s confident in the Derrick Ramsamooj survey commissioned by the JLP, who’s poll shows Vaz is leading Crawford in favourability by about 20-percent.