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PM Increases Lead: Poll

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has increased his commanding lead in the preferred PM stakes, the latest Fiji Sun-Razor opinion poll reveals. He has jumped from 66 per cent in the
03 Mar 2018 11:27
PM Increases Lead: Poll
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimara. Photo: DEPTFO News

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has increased his commanding lead in the preferred PM stakes, the latest Fiji Sun-Razor opinion poll reveals.

He has jumped from 66 per cent in the January poll to 68, consolidating his position as the  country’s preferred leader.

Tied in second place are Opposition leader Ro Teimumu Kepa and SODELPA leader Sitiveni Rabuka at 11 per cent.

In the January poll Ro Teimumu was at 18 per cent and Mr Rabuka at 11 per cent.

National Federation Party leader Biman Prasad has jumped from two per cent to five per cent.

Fiji Labour Party leader Mahendra Chaudhry has dropped from two per cent to zero.

It’s interesting that in the overall ranking of political leaders in the popularity stakes, Bainimarama scored 71 per cent.

At second place is Ro Teimumu with 15 per cent. The others are as follows: Mr Prasad five per cent, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum four per cent, Mr Rabuka three per cent, Lynda Tabuya and Mr Chaudhry one per cent, Lenora Qeqeretabua zero.

FijiFirst is still the front-runner in the preferred party to form the Government. It has also increased its lead from 61 per cent in January to 65 now.

SODELPA drops from 28 per cent in January to 18 per cent now. This could be attributed to the internal row connected to the December 9 special general meeting.

The NFP has risen from two per cent in January to nine per cent now. FLP has gained one per cent from nothing in January. Unity Fiji has gone the opposite direction from one per cent in January to zero now.

In the deputy PM poll, the results: Mr Sayed-Khaiyum 54 per cent, up six from the January poll; Pio Tikoduadua (NFP) 14 per cent, up from five per cent; Aseri Radrodro (SODELPA) six per cent, down by one per cent in January; Niko Nawaikula (SODELPA), up one from January.

The poll says 85 per cent will vote in the election.

It was conducted using face to face interview with 600 comprising 300 in the Central Division, 200 in the Western Division and 100 in the Northern Division.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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