CADRES poll shows Nagamootoo as preferred as PM Candidate

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, June 13, 2019

A nationwide poll conducted by the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES) has shown that Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo is the preferred prime ministerial candidate going into the next Regional and General Elections which are constitutionally due in 2020.

CADRES conducted the poll in February 2019 and results show that PM Nagamootoo is comfortably the preferred choice of the electorate.

Prime Minister Nagamootoo polled a high 38% among persons who said they were Coalition supporters. This was followed by 18% for Minister of Public Telecommunications Cathy Hughes, 14% for Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman, 7% for Minister within the Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs Valerie Garrido-Lowe followed by 5% for Minister of Public Security and Vice President Khemraj Ramjattan.

In an exclusive report in today’s Guyana Chronicle, the newspaper reported that the data collected by CADRES was done using face-to-face interviews; at one of every third house, on random selection based specific to age and gender and without bias, with respect to the type of house or any other factor.

Of all voters polled (persons who said they support the Coalition along with persons who were unsure and who said they support the opposition) 20% preferred Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo while Ministers Hughes and Ramjattan tied at 9% followed by Minister Trotman (6%) and Minister Garrido-Lowe (4%).

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