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Vaz downplaying results of political favourability polls

Published:Saturday | February 13, 2016 | 2:29 AM
"I have an internal PNP poll here from November last year by the same pollster who is in The Gleaner which says 57 per cent of the people polled said the country is going in the wrong direction" said Vaz.

Jamaica Labour Party spokesman Daryl Vaz is downplaying recent poll results showing that the favourability rating of the party leader, Andrew Holness has been overtaken by the PNP president, Portia Simpson Miller.

The Gleaner Commissioned Bill Johnson poll shows that Holness' favourability slipped marginally from 43 per cent in September 2015 to 42 per cent this month, while the Prime Minister has lifted her favourability from a dismal 36 per cent rating in September to 45 per cent in February.

But speaking at a press conference yesterday, Vaz said the party will not be distracted by the polls.

"I have an internal PNP poll here from November last year by the same pollster who is in The Gleaner which says 57 per cent of the people polled said the country is going in the wrong direction" said Vaz.

However, the JLP spokesman has questioned what has changed since November.

"Is it the bad gas, the ZIKV, is it the joblessness, the hopelessness, the poverty? What has changed to make the fortunes of this incompetent, wicked, uncaring, insensitive government be showing up or showing signs?"