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T&T Opposition ahead in latest poll

Published:Sunday | April 5, 2015 | 4:46 AM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Apr. 5, CMC – The main opposition People’s National Movement (PNM) is currently leading in a poll published on Sunday that was commissioned by the Trinidad Express newspaper.

The poll puts the PNM ahead at 31 per cent and the ruling People’s Partnership coalition government at 25 per cent with the 33 per cent of the electorate still undecided.

However, the rating of Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s continues to be high with 50 per cent rating her favourably, and 33 per cent unfavourably, while opposition leader Dr Keith Rowley’s favourability remains at 40 per cent.

The poll stated that the electorate is generally disapproving of recent actions of the Government.

When asked about the prime minister’s decision to remove former minister of national security Gary Griffith from office, 38 per cent disapproved while 28 per cent approved while 19 per cent were either not sure and 15 per cent had no opinion.

Concerning the economy, 44 per cent disapproved of the way the Government is handling the compared to 24 per cent of those who approve.

The poll was conducted by data analysis firm Solution by Simulation (SBS) and led by pollster Nigel Henry.

Four hundred and eighty five persons were interviewed during the period March 23 – 25t 2015 via live telephone calls.

An address-based sample was used which involves matching publicly listed telephone numbers to location. Respondents within households were at least 18 years old and willing to participate.

The margin of error is +/- 4 percentage points.