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TALK BACK: Findings of CADRES poll stirs readers


Carol Martindale

TALK BACK: Findings of CADRES poll stirs readers

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The NATION/CADRES poll which revealed that Prime Minister Freundel Stuart had a three per cent advantage over Owen Arthur (39 per cent – 36 per cent) as the leader preferred by Barbadians, was the topic of discussion among our online readers.
The NATION’s page, www.nationnews.com, received a barrage of comments from people eager to weigh in on the poll’s findings. Here’s what some of our online readers had to say.
Julia Whitehall: I don’t think the DLP should be gloating or resting comfortably because if people read the whole poll they would realize that none of the parties can rest comfortably at this moment. If we were voting for a leader then Freundel out front to Owen would make a difference but we don’t. You have to win the majority of seats to win the elections regardless of who your leader is.
Raymond Jones: There can be no doubt that Owen knows economics and what it would take to get the economy going. However, what is in question is his leadership skills in terms of what it will take to prepare the country for the challenges of the 21st century which go beyond economics challenges.
Fabian White: Perfect scenario to get people to go and vote. . . this shows that the independents have a say as usual.
Jamar Hinkson: Bee supporters don’t need to do any bashing. It is what it is as viewed by CADRES. Spin it into a positive and both sides come out and vote. Let your “X” do the commanding come February 21. Bees still have the edge; we just need to open the gap even more.
Samantha Inniss: I remember PM Stuart saying he don’t care about polls, not even utility poles. I wonder what is his tune this morning.
Maddie Plumes: If Bajans vote for DEMS again it proves how ignorant we are and whatever happens serve them right.
John Herbert: Slight edge? This is what you call a surge, ladies and gentlemen. The momentum is with the DLP. It is clear that the programme of the BLP has been rejected.
Donna Burnett: So do 39 per cent of Bajans like a PM that curses them? Just asking a man that scorns people, scoffs at us, says we are sucking on government’s nipples, have pigtail mentalities, should go back to the canefields and is an arrogant sleeper who does not condescend to the masses? Are Bajans so lacking in self worth? It isn’t about party now, vote if you like yuhself because I sure as heck will not vote for a party that cursed June Fowler and all the women of Barbados.
Curtis Brewster: Clearly people do not know what leadership is.
• Carol Martindale is THE NATION’s Online Editor.

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