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Jan 16, 2012

Poll raises questions about quality of life

Yasmine Andrews

So, what do the numbers signify? Well, according to Andrews, the numbers don’t lie and an election can go either way in favour of the U.D.P. or the P.U.P.  But there is a huge percentage of undecided voters.

Yasmine Andrews, Technical Expert

“The major indicators, in two, three sentences, that this poll gave us is one, it gives us that if the general elections is called today or tomorrow, it would be very, very close, according to the statistics, two point seven percent of a difference between P.U.P./U.D.P. and a huge undecided portion which could switch any sides. The other major conclusion that we have is, based on people’s perception, who do you think will win? Again, miniscule difference between U.D.P./P.U.P., two percent, miniscule, however, huge portion of undecided, which is thirty point seven percent, which means it can swing either way, our people are undecided.”

Jules Vasquez, 7News

“Mr. Karim, how would you answer the criticism that you are a functionary of the U.D.P., and obviously your poll would be more sympathetic to the U.D.P.?”

Karim Berges, Independent Poll Commissioner

Karim Berges

“The numbers, I, we never design the numbers, only the questions for me for my own purpose to gauge the legitimacy of the people I have been pulsing. For me to stay partisan and sympathize to it, all I can tell you is no, I nuh di bring that to this analysis.”

Yasmine Andrews, Technical Expert

“Honestly, as a very objective person, this poll is very surprising to me, simply because all the polls that I have done, very high levels of accuracy you can go back in your archives and check it, very accurate but never has there been such a high percent thirty-seven undecided that just don’t know.”

A third major result was on the quality of life in which participants said that they the high cost of living was the most deciding factor for them. The survey was also followed up with face-to-face interviews, but only in Belize City. The team says that a subsequent poll will follow this recent survey for a more detailed picture of the electorate’s perceptions.

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1 Response for “Poll raises questions about quality of life”

  1. ladymatura says:

    I wanted somebody to ask who is paying for It? I will not assume it is skewed. I will give them the same benefit of the doubt as Glenn Since this also have points that esays the same things Glenn was saying.

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