Tebbutt-Times poll: Bainimarama still preferred PM

FijiFirst party leader, Voreqe Bainimarama speaking at the party's fun day at Valelevu in Nasinu. Picture: JONA KONATACI

THE final Tebbutt-Times poll on the 2018 General Elections was conducted on October 22-24 revealing that FijiFirst party leader Voreqe Bainimarama is still the preferred prime minister.

The second preferred PM is Social Democratic Party Leader, Sitiveni Rabuka.

The poll has also given some insight into the support base for the top three political parties.

FijiFirst supporters are evenly distributed in all three age groups 18-29 years, 30-44 years and above 45 years. There is also an even distribution of female and male supporters, urban and rural dwellers.

But their biggest support base is in the Western Division, followed by the Central Division and then the Northern and Eastern divisions.

Majority of SODELPA’s supporters are women. Almost half of the party’s supporters are between the ages of 18 to 29 years. There is an equal distribution of the party’s supporters in the rural and urban areas.

More than half of SODELPA’s supporters are in the Central Division.

Likewise, the National Federation Party has more than half of its supporters in the Central Division followed by the Western Division.

The party appeals more to men who comprise 65 per cent of the party’s support base, there are more iTaukei supporters for the party as opposed to other races.
Most of its supporters are over 30 years old.

*Detailed reports in tomorrow’s edition of The Fiji Times

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