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Opposition, Phillips get low ratings from Jamaicans - RJRGLEANER/Don Anderson poll

Pollster Don Anderson
 
The Parliamentary Opposition's performance has received a negative rating from Jamaicans but they are even more unimpressed by Opposition Leader Dr. Peter Phillips.
 
This is the finding of the latest RJRGLEANER Group poll which asked Jamaicans to assign a rating to the performance of the Opposition and its leader.
 
One thousand people participated in the survey, conducted from February 15 to March 3.
 
Pollster Don Anderson said very few people gave the Opposition a positive rating. 
 
"Fifteen per cent of the persons interviewed rated the performance of the Opposition as being positive, meaning 'very good' or 'good'; 43 per cent rated the performance as average...and 42 per cent rated the performance of the Opposition as being negative, which is either 'poor' or 'very poor'," he revealed. 
 
But Mr. Anderson said the rating for Dr. Phillips was even worse with only 12 per cent giving him a positive rating, compared to 51 per cent who rated him negatively. Another 37 per cent rated the Leader of the Opposition's performance as being average. 
 
The results are only slightly better than the findings of a similar RJRGLEANER Group poll conducted last year February.
 
In that poll, 60 per cent of respondents gave the Opposition Leader's performance a negative rating, while the Opposition as a unit received a 56 per cent negative rating. 
 


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