First up the poll of COVID-related sentiments was ‘bluedot’-September 13, 2021

Bluedot Insights conducted polls of 1500 people for Nationwide News Network during mid-late August. They main highlights published are in the posts below:

The Government’s performance on the managing the economy and pandemic were seen as successes by most, but crime, corruption and COVID-19 strategies were seen as failures:

COVID infection fears were high, but only a minority favoured mandatory vaccination in Jamaica:

Vaccine ‘hesitancy’ (better seen as uncertainty) was high:

PM Holness far outstrips Opposition Leader Golding in favourability ratings:

Golding felt the need to come to his own defence:

Minister Tufton and the Ministry of Health and Wellness were trusted in their management of the pandemic:

The Opposition was thought weak and ineffective:

JLP would win overwhelming victory if elections were called now, with a 30% poll lead:

Best performers in both parties were identified (public exposure and name-recognition may well explain the choices):

Fewer think Jamaica is heading in the right direction than a year ago:

Author: Dennis G Jones (aka 'The Grasshopper')

Retired International Monetary Fund economist. My blog is for organizing my ideas and thoughts about a range of topics. I was born in Jamaica, but spent 30 years being educated, living, and working in the UK. I lived in the USA for two decades, and worked and travelled abroad, extensively, throughout my careers and for pleasure. My views have a wide international perspective. Father of 3 girls. Also, married to an economist. :)