Election poll soon to be released

Bruno says the poll will measure the popularity of political parties in Dominica

In the next two weeks or so, Dominicans will get to know the results of a poll which is seeking to measure the popularity of the political parties that will be contesting the next general election, constitutionally due in 2020.

Pollster, Alex Bruno, who is pursuing a PhD in political science told DNO that he expects to release the results of the poll, which is now being conducted, on the 29th of May. He said the poll will be different from one which he conducted last year in that it will be looking at party popularity instead of gauging the strength of individual political candidates in specific constituencies.

“The difference between candidates and party is that the candidates are the people who win elections; the parties form governments. So that, the candidate Skerrit does not win an election although people might tell you is he they vote for but it doesn’t work that way in politics. You vote for candidates and the party with the majority of candidates, forms the government,” Bruno explained.”So we just wanted to see at this juncture; which party works for the people in terms of their general opinion and that’s what this survey mainly sets out to do.”

The newest party to join the political fray in Dominica, The People’s Party of Dominica (PPOD) will be part of the poll along with the three established parties- DLP, UWP and DFP.

Bruno has disclosed that the poll was commissioned by a political party and although he would not provide additional details to DNO, he said the name of the commissioning entity will be revealed when the results are announced on May 29, 2018.

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31 Comments

  1. Rock
    May 22, 2018

    Workers taking it this time…..workerssssssssssssssssss!!! We goin to dump that labour currupt party… we will pack them so that they will never contest another election in the history of politics in Dominica. ….

  2. Micheal Blackson
    May 21, 2018

    Alex…….unless you release a poll result AFTER the two leaders have had a live debate…….stop skylarking. 8)

  3. Jokers
    May 20, 2018

    In my opinion alex is a clown. Bla bla bla

  4. Pawol enitil
    May 20, 2018

    I am not a pollster but I understand polling and the rationale for it and i can also analyze polls.
    I am not a supporter of any political party, and give credit to any political party or politician whose action is meant to improve the wellbeing of the citizens and wealth of the nation.

    I am very disappointed with the DLP handling of economic growth over the past 17 years but I will give the DLP some credit for social development, although some of the programs don’t create pathways for personal development of the people.

    I am equally very disappointed with the UWP in presenting its self as an alternative to the incumbent DLP. In the past 17 years the UWP have equally failed to convince the electorate that it will be able to do a better job at economic growth or social development.

    In terms of infrastructural development, I believe the UWP is more credible than the DLP about the development of an international airport, since the actions of the DLP in the last 17 years…

    • Pawol enitil
      May 20, 2018

      ,,,has shown a clear lack of interest in international airport development as a major priority.

      Any poll conducted by any pollster will yield five (5) important results:
      1. That the DLP is more popular than all the opposition parties collectively, and including the UWP singularly
      2. That while Skerrit has lost credibility and popularity as a leader, he is still more popular than Linton as a leader or any other politician on the island, collectively and singularly
      3. The DLP Campaign machinery is more effective than the UWP Campaign machinery because the DLP has more access to the media and has access to more campaign money
      4. While the people know that the DLP government has not brought any significant development to the country, they have been barraged so much with DLP propaganda that they have lost trust and confidence in the UWP as a credible and trustworthy party, and the UWP has been unable to counteract that belief with the electorate. And
      5.

    • Pawol enitil
      May 20, 2018

      5. The DLP is likely to win the next general elections any time an election is called. The UWP is likely to be main opposition party following any election.

      Honestly, there is no place for a third or fourth party.

      Anyway let’s see how things evolve… but only the electorate have the power to decide.

  5. Kermit
    May 20, 2018

    As for you! I will reserve my comments for when you release the information.

  6. NUWP
    May 18, 2018

    DNO u think I expected you to post my comment on Alex Bruno expected political hole??

    It affects UWP you party (DNO) so u won’t publish it like u won’t publish this one.

    But good thing u all ain’t touching Dominicans support for our pm. Is Skerrit we voting and dats final.

    So u don’t publish it or do it ain’t making a difference except to make us love our PM more.

    We not voting for candidates we voting for a political leader who has priministrial qualities.

    So like it or not Alex u have no impact on our mind it already made up and we throw the keys ok.

    Sign and seal ok Alex and DNO.

  7. ??
    May 18, 2018

    This is just another dishonest piece of Alex’s SCL propaganda. I hope people see through mischievous ways.

  8. KID ON THE BLOCK
    May 18, 2018

    This guy, Bruno is so amusing! Deception has CLOTHED and COATED his face. Soon when He and Matt( THE MEDIA POLITICIAN) come to realization that they can’t fool the people any longer THEY will declare THEIR allegiance like Blasting did. Just a matter of time.

  9. Stubborn Facts.
    May 18, 2018

    Boy Alex poll does not apply to Dominica because we all know better. The fact is, Skerrit MUST stay in power by all means necessary because he knows what awaits him in Dominica or the in the international world, the day he is not in power. He has the resources to stay in power. If the man realizes the election is going to be close and people decide they are not for sale no matter the cost, if it means the man has to attend funeral services all day, in constuency he is vulnerable, he will do so. Remember I said is funerals he will attend so don’t accuse me of saying anything different. In fact for the record I know is in countries where dictators lead they use nerve agents and other things to kill their opponents and as Joseph Isaac would say, Skerrit is NOT a dictator and he will not do that. So quote me correctly guys. What I know is Skerrit cannot lose an election because even when he lose he has a way of winning . These are stubborn FACTS!

  10. My bad
    May 18, 2018

    Polls only help Roosevelt Skerrit because it gives him an idea of where he is weak and since he has money to buy votes, no matter the cost, he will just go and buy some whether they are in the US, the Caribbean or right there in Dominica. The man don’t has made election a money thing so since he will just go and buy them. He will even buy Matt and Alex if needs be.

  11. Dominican
    May 18, 2018

    Finally The UWP starts to see value in polling. I am no pollsters but from my layman evaluation of the ground The Dominica Labour Party is way ahead in popularity. The results of Mr. Bruno’s poll will just further confirm that. UWP is way out of touch with the issues Dominicans are concerned about and their leader Mr. Lennox Linton is a liability to the party

  12. Galileo
    May 17, 2018

    Like most people who seek office in Dominica the pollster is not interested in bringing relevant information to Dominicans. It is about showing off one’s self. Unless we change this attitude of liking noticing, according to granny, we will struggle as a country. Let’s focus an the real task at hand. Has anyone notice that practically every two months Alex conducts a poll.

  13. Trying to help
    May 17, 2018

    The poll will say that the DLP are in lead,which is what the commissioning agency paid for.Dumbinicans??

  14. NUWP
    May 17, 2018

    Honestly we know what a Alex going to say. And mark my words

    Now this is what he going to say “workers has increased popularity but labour have a little lead.

    All he is going to do and try to give the the impression UWP is climbing but we know better Alex

    But your polls is just for you and ur UWP supporters not for we the people of Dominica

    So ur poll is just ur wishful thinking but we voting for our pm

    And measure the candidates in constituencies by constituencies.

    Start with Higgs and Dennis Charles

    And u can end with soso and Rubby.

    Ok Alex?

    Also tell us did Lennox had any part to play in securing a load for u be it by using his house as a guarantee for you? Just asking so we can look at ur alligence

    And also were u a police officer? If yes how long did you last and y are u not a police still?

    Also were you a MC for of a political party in late 80’s early 90’s? If yes which party?

    Because we need to scrutinise you sir. Ok

    • Amarossa
      May 21, 2018

      You clearly don’t listen to your radio. All the questions you are asking Alex Bruno about his private life he has already addressed and answered them.
      Fools like you don’t listen to the radio to get information. No, you all prefer to go on FB spouting all kinds of mahjee about all you “pee em”
      #eyeswideshut

  15. CIA Agent
    May 17, 2018

    Usually, the commissioning entity will only allow the findings to be reported if it is favored by the poll, due to the bandwagon effect on voters.

  16. Floridan Diaspora
    May 17, 2018

    What needs to be done is get things in place to counterattack whatever wicked bribery schemes Dr evil and his red cool aid drinking gang are cooking up to steal next election. Skeritt say yon sarcway voler

  17. Ray Charles
    May 17, 2018

    19-2……..
    maybe even 20-1
    labourrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  18. As I see it
    May 17, 2018

    Poll or no poll Dominicans are damn fools that will cry of hunger today and as soon as election date is announced and Skerrit gives them a pocket change or a roof, they will forget about all their mysery and vote Skerrit again. Skerrit understands them so he keeps banking of his knowledge of them. Is stave them and keep them poor and like when we use to catch fowls before, just put some food or in his case money in a basket and those books will vote him again. The situation of the dasheen man from Laplaine is just a good discription of these foolish people. Is hold them, tie them , beat them and tomorrow they will go on labor platform and say I should have taken my blows long time so I could get my house. I don’t know why my parents did not do like Skerrit and gave birth to me in another country so I would not carry Dominican nationality. I am upset man because I can’t understand y people voting Skerrit man. In marriage is 4 better or worse but voting Skerrit we know is for worse

    • Theone
      May 17, 2018

      That is politics everywhere in the world so you better jump on the band wagon

  19. Jaimous Thomas
    May 17, 2018

    “The difference between candidates and party is that the candidates are the people who win elections; the parties form governments. So that, the candidate Skerrit does not win an election although people might tell you is he they vote for but it doesn’t work that way in politics. You vote for candidates and the party with the majority of candidates forms the government,”

    Boss you are confused and delusional, to know which party is most likely to win the next election you should poll the candidates of both parties in all constituencies, the party with the most wining candidates(seats) is more likely to win the elections. Not the most popular party, and, no matter how you try to spin it that party is and will not be the UWP!!!!

    you are not a poll star, just a trick star trying for your party!!!!

    • Convince me
      May 18, 2018

      Jaimous Thomas I dont agree with you. No matter how you slice it, its the party we vote for because is the party that forms the Govt..

  20. May 17, 2018

    If you look at the pattern, Dominicans change government every 15 years, apart from UWP short stay, and Skerrit dem going on 20 years with nothing to show for it, it’s obvious the people want change
    But am afraid Skerrit dem gonna take the cheating and stealing to a whole new level, that’s why they will no give the people electoral reform

    • Convince me
      May 18, 2018

      They dont need to go to any other level. There are people in Dominica whose eyes are “wide shut! We Dominicans are so pitiful. Smh

    • Convince me
      May 18, 2018

      There is no 15 year pattern. Labour is there almost 20 years. Workers was there less than 5 years. Freedom was there 15 years. It is clear.

  21. Sams
    May 17, 2018

    Bruno u so right time we Dominicans no the facts

  22. KID ON THE BLOCK
    May 17, 2018

    ” The poll was commissioned by a political party.” Bruno stated.
    Why can’t Bruno just come straight forward and say, his party(UWP) has asked him to carry out a poll for the party.
    Bruno both you and Matt are hypocrites. You both are pretenders. You are make believers. You try to use your so called psychology on the minds of those that just see things at face value and they swallow everything( your utterances) without any thought. As a KID ON THE BLOCK, I’ve listened and studied you both and you both are no different than professional scammers with one thing in mind and that is to get rid of Skerrit and the Labor Party government. But,
    I’d like to let you both know that is MISSION IS IMPOSSIBLE!
    When the time comes for such an action, ONLY WE LABORITES WILL DECIDE that moment.
    Put that in your pipes and smoke it! ALL THE WAY WITH LABOR, 2020.

    • Roy Williams
      May 17, 2018

      It will be interesting to read your comments, should Mr. Bruno declares that the DLP has won the polls.

      • KID ON THE BLOCK
        May 17, 2018

        That won’t change what I have said, Roy.
        He may say so because he has no choice when it is a fact.

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