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Fix it or depart, analyst tells PM

Published:Tuesday | October 14, 2014 | 10:44 PM
Dr Paul Ashley - File
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller. - File
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Political commentator, Dr Paul Ashley, says a series of poll results returning poor grades for the current administration should force Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller to either fix her leadership style or resign.



Since last week, The Gleaner has been publishing the results of a Bill Johnson poll which show that Jamaicans are largely unimpressed by the performance of the governing People’s National Party.



According to the poll, the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party is getting more popular support, and Simpson Miller’s popularity has fallen to a 20-year-low.



Results released today show that most Jamaicans rate the government bad or very bad in crime fighting and job creation.



Dr Ashley says any Government formed by either political party, would be graded badly because of the reforms which had to be implemented under the programme with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).



However, he says the Prime Minister who is supposed to be leading the reform process, seems to have disconnected herself from the people and promised gains seem more and more distant.



He says Simpson Miller has two choices, change her leadership style or exit politics.



Ashley is claiming that the PNP Administration will face more problems as expected economic and social gains before the next general elections due in 2016 may not materialise.



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