PM responds to Tebbutt-Times poll rating

FijiFirst party leader Voreqe Bainimarama at their party's campaign rally in Nabua. Picture: ARIETA VAKASUKAWAQA

PRIME Minister and FijiFirst party leader Voreqe Bainimarama said the recent findings by the Tebbutt-Times poll rating him as the preferred prime minister showed their commitment to people over the past years.

Speaking at a campaign rally in Nabua on Monday, he said their party’s policy was to assist people from all races and to treat them equally without any form of discrimination.

“That’s not surprising because that’s the same story in the 2014 General Election and people have seen what we have been doing for them, also what will we do and what can be done,” Mr Bainimarama said.

The problem was, he said, some politicians that shattered the country few years ago have returned to brainwash the iTaukei to their parties.

The poll conducted from October 22-24 showed at least 68 per cent support for Bainimarama as their PM.

Social Democratic Liberal Party leader, Sitiveni Rabuka received 24 per cent of the votes.

According to the poll, support for National Federation Party leader Professor Biman Prasad as the preferred prime minister increased to 5 per cent from 2 per cent in a previous poll conducted in May.

Mr Bainimarama was the popular choice for the two major ethnic groups in the country.

The survey further highlighted that Mr Bainimarama was also the top choice in all divisions.

Majority of the FijiFirst leader’s support lies in the Western Division (75 per cent) followed by the Northern Division (68 per cent) and the Central Division (61 per cent).

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