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Pollster believes Andrew Holness was surprised by election results

Published:Friday | February 26, 2016 | 2:12 PM
Andrew Holness is greeted by party members at the the Jamaica Labour Party's Belmont Road, New Kingston headquarters last night.

Pollster Bill Johnson believes JLP leader Andrew Holness was surprised by the results of yesterday’s general elections.

He says this was evident in the victory speech given by Holness.

 

He says the PNP’s downfall was excessive confidence.

He says the PNP’s negative campaign also misfired and the party had failed to adequately respond to the plan by the JLP to give persons earning less than $1.5 million freedom from income tax.

 

Pollster Bill Johnson

Political analyst and social commentator Mark Wignall believes the PNP overlooked the level of suspicion its failure to explain the reasons behind the calling of early elections may have also played a part in the loss.

 

Political analyst and social commentator Mark Wignall