Research Innovations surveyed 403 Bermuda residents on a number of factors including personal views of the three leaders of Bermuda’s political parties, economic conditions and voting intentions.
The survey showed that Premier Paula Cox is viewed the most favourably of the three political leaders, with 84.3% of the respondents having a favourable overall opinion of her, compared to 43.7% for UBP Leader Kim.Swan, and 25.3% for BDA Leader Craig Cannonier.
When asked “If there was a General Election tomorrow, which party would you vote for?” the majority of respondents [46.8%] said the PLP, with 12.8% of respondents saying they would vote for the UBP, while 3.9% said the BDA would get their votes.
On the economy – 68.3% felt that the economy is moving in the wrong direction, and only 8.3% ranked the economic conditions in the country today as ‘good’.
403 Bermuda residents were surveyed, and the question on voting intentions was only asked of registered voters. Selected highlights of the poll are below:
Do you approve or disaprove of the way Premier Paula Cox is handling her job as Premier?
- Approve: 57%
- Disappprove: 8.3%
- Not Sure: 34.1%
What is your overall opinion of Premier Paula Cox, favourable or unfavourable?
- Favourable: 84.3%
- Unfavourable: 7.9%
- Not sure: 7.9%
What is your overall opinion of UBP Leader Kim.Swan, favourable or unfavourable?
- Favourable: 43.7%
- Unfavourable:34.9 %
- Not sure: 21.4%
What is your overall opinion of BDA Leader Craig Cannonier favourable or unfavourable?
- Favourable: 25.3%
- Unfavourable: 24.9%
- Not sure: 49.8%
In general are you satisfied with the way things are going in Bermuda?
- Satisfied: 24%
- Dissatisfied: 68.1%
- Not sure: 7.9%
How would you rate economic conditions in the country today?
- Fair: 51.1%
- Poor: 40.6%
In general would you say the economy is moving in the right or wrong direction?
- Right: 22.7%
- Wrong: 63.8%
- Not sure: 13.5 %
If there was a General Election tomorrow, which party would you vote for?
- PLP 46.8%
- UBP 12.8%
- BDA 3.9%
- Independent 3.4%
- None 2%
- Other 0.5%
- Refused 15.3%
- Not sure 15.3%
Research Innovations is Bermuda’s oldest market research company. Established in 1992, it conducts research in Bermuda and the wider Caribbean for both the private and public sectors. In a world abundant with information, Research Innovations provides the necessary insights for effective decision-making. For more information contact Walton Brown via email at walton “at” researchmix.com or visit Researchmix.com.
Update 4:40pm: All three political parties have responded, the statements are here.