For the first time since 2011, more citizens of Trinidad and Tobago approve of the job Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar is doing than those who don’t, a new opinion poll has shown.
Commissioned by the Trinidad Express, the poll conducted by local company Solution by Simulation (SBS) indicated that 48 per cent of respondents interviewed approve of the job Persad-Bissessar is doing as prime minister compared to 42 per cent who disapprove.
Her approval rating of 48 per cent compared to 37 per cent in 2013 and 38 per cent in 2012.
From May 12 to May 21 SBS interviewed 700 adults throughout the country via telephone calls.
The margin of error for the overall sample is +/- 3.7 per cent.
Persad-Bissessar fired former minister of the people Dr Glenn Ramadharsingh on March 25 following an incident with a cabin attendant on a Tobago flight.
On March 31, she revoked the appointment of Chandresh Sharma as Tourism Minister after he resigned following an alleged incident at the Grand Bazaar mall involving Sharma’s former girlfriend Sacha Singh.
The poll also shows that while respondents approve of Persad-Bissessar, their confidence does not extend to Government, with only a 27 per cent approval rating in the Government overall.
Following is an analysis of the poll results by SBS:…READ MORE