Fiji Times Polls Show Prime Minister Remains Most Popular Leader

Bainimarama popularity has slipped from 49% to 44% since 2014 election

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, Feb. 20, 2017) – Frank Bainimarama remains the most popular choice to be the prime minister of Fiji, according to a poll by the Fiji Times.

The poll of 982 people over three days by the international company Tebbutt Research found that Mr Bainimarama had 44 percent support.

While the Fiji First leader maintains a strong lead, his support has decreased from the 49 percent he had in a similar poll ahead of the 2014 election.

Mr Bainimarama's supported by 54 percent of people of Fiji-Indian descent, 29 percent of iTaukei, and 48 percent of other ethnicites.

Voters' second preference was the Sodelpa leader Sitiveni Rabuka, with 11 percent, and the leader of the National Federation Party, Biman Prasad, had one percent.

Thirty-six percent of respondents said they weren't sure who they would support in next year's election.

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