INDEPENDENT POLL SHOWS

CCM WILL GET 3 SEATS

An independent poll indicates that if elections were held today Premier Vance Amory’s Concerned Citizens Movement will remain in power, holding on to three of the four seats it now controls.

The poll figures show that the Concerned Citizens Movement will increase its numbers in almost every constituency.  In St. James, Jean Harris will receive 58.9 percent, an increase of 3 percent over 2001 when she received 55.9 percent.

In St. Johns, Malcolm Guishard is expected to receive fewer votes than he got in 2001. 55 percent of the electorate in St. Johns voted for Guishard in 2001.  He is expected to receive 54 percent of the votes in 2006.

Michael Perkins will get the largest increase.  In 2001 he received 50.8 percent of the votes cast; in 2006 he will get 55.2 percent – an increase of 5.1 percent according to the poll.

In St. Georges Premier Vance Amory will get 77.9 percent, exactly what he got in 2001.

The poll was conducted under the guidance of Professor Dr. Simeon Walter, Professor of Economics and Politics at a leading United States university.  Walter holds a doctoral degree in economics.

Persons canvassed were asked:

Are you better off now or before this government took power?

Will it be a mistake if the current government were to lose the upcoming vote?

Whom do you prefer as your Premier? among others.

Elections are constitutionally due in September this year.

Johns voted for Guishard in 2001.  He is expected to receive 49.8 percent of the votes in 2006.

Michael Perkins will get the largest increase.  In 2001 he received 50.8 percent of the votes cast; in 2006 he will get 55.2 percent – an increase of 5.1 percent according to the poll.

In St. Georges Premier Vance Amory will get 77.9 percent, exactly what he got in 2001.

The poll was conducted under the guidance of Professor Dr. Simeon Walter, Professor of Economics and Politics at a leading United States university.  Walter holds a doctoral degree in economics.

Persons canvassed were asked:

Are you better off now or before this government took power?

Will it be a mistake if the current government were to lose the upcoming vote?

Whom do you prefer as your Premier? among others.

Elections are constitutionally due in September this year, but The Observer believes that Premier Amory is days away from informing the Governor General and advising the Prime Minister of his intention to name the election date.