PRESS RELEASE – An independent poll conducted by CDMS (Trinidad) Limited has found the following results with respect to the upcoming convention of the United Workers Party as it relates to the leadership of the party.
Wendell Thomas the Managing Director of CDMS can be contacted to confirm the technical details of methodology and conduct of the poll.
1) Amongst undecided voters who are following the UWP contest for leadership with keen interest, Dr. Claudius Preville is favoured by a 2:1 margin over Mr. Allen Chastanet on the following issues which the poll asked respondents about: a) Who is best to lead Saint Lucia at this time b) Make the best Prime Minister
2) Allen Chastanet’s negatives are relatively high in comparison to those of Dr. Claudius Preville. Amongst the aforementioned voters when asked the question: would you vote for the UWP if Dr. Claudius Preville or Mr. Allen Chastanet is Leader? Dr. Claudius Preville was preferred as the Political leader of the UWP by approximately 14% more respondents over Mr. Allen Chastanet. This indicates that there is a higher negative sentiment towards Mr. Chastanet when compared to Dr. Claudius Preville. In addition, these voters place a higher level of trust in Dr Claudius Preville to revitalize the economy when compared to Allen Chastanet.
3) While UWP Supporters were prepared to support either Dr Claudius Preville or Mr Allen Chastanet as political leader, disaffected SLP supporters were by a statistically significant margin of 10% more likely to support Dr. Claudius Preville, again revealing that Mr. Chastanet’s negatives amongst voters are very high compared to Dr Claudius Preville.
The poll therefore shows in this case that Dr. Claudius Preville has a greater chance of winning in an upcoming election since he is able to attract a wider constituency of voters.