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NFP Goes Into Tailspin In Heavy Poll Loss

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NFP Goes Into Tailspin In Heavy Poll Loss Biman Prasad

The National Federation Party has taken a heavy pounding in the latest Fiji Sun-Razor opinion poll.

It has continued to go into a tailspin in recent weeks.

From double digits, the NFP slipped to seven per cent last week and now this week it has dropped further to one per cent, lower than one of its arch rivals, the Fiji Labour Party, which is sitting on four per cent.

SODELPA and FijiFirst scored big gains.

Despite all the internal commotion going on in SODELPA, the party has, for the first time, broken the 20 per cent mark scoring 21. This is an increase from 14 per cent last week.

FijiFirst jumps from 61 per cent to 66 per cent.

FLP leaps to third spot for the first time since the weekly polling started.

The poll was conducted in a face-to-face interview with 1000 people – 500 in the Central Division, 300 in the Western Division and 200 in the Northern Division.

They were asked: If the election was held tomorrow, which party would you like to see elected to govern Fiji? Unity Fiji joins NFP at one per cent. It has stayed like this for a while.

NFP leader Biman Prasad drops from eight per cent to six per cent in the preferred prime minister stakes.

Although NFP has been campaigning, it’s likely that its message may not be resonating with the people.

Whatever it is, it is losing the momentum it gained when it announced its first batch of provisional candidates.

It, however, could be linked to recent powerful statements by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama correcting misleading rhetoric by Opposition parties.

Mr Bainimarama continues to lead the field for preferred PM. Opposition leader Ro Teimumu Kepa has passed Mr Rabuka by jumping to 13 per cent from 11 per cent. Mr Rabuka has dropped to 10 per cent.

People were also asked whether the Fijian roads are better now compared with four years ago.

Seventy one per cent said yes. Twenty two per cent said no and seven per cent were unsure.

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