The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) appears to be in a state of panic, despite its seemingly unbeatable lead in the polls. According to the latest RJRGLEANER Don Anderson poll, done between July 23 and August 3, the JLP was 16 percentage points ahead of the People’s National Party (PNP). The JLP has doubled its lead on PNP the over the last five months.
A Mello TV/Bill Johnson poll conducted in June confirmed that Prime Minister Holness then enjoyed an approval rating of 81 per cent. By contrast, the leader of the opposition, Dr Peter Phillips, had a dismal approval rating of 32 per cent. Common-sense experts are also sure they know which way the wind is blowing. A wicked meme on social media endorses the findings of Anderson and Johnson: “Peter Phillips tested negative for Prime Minister.” It seems as if it’s only Phillips who doesn’t know his test results.