Abinader highlights Medina’s slipping popularity
Opposition candidate Luis Abinader says that the next polls to be released will show the collapse of President Danilo Medina’s popularity rates, which up until recently have been consistently high. Leading into the 2012 general elections, in November 2011 the leading poll companies operating in the country had released their polls. This year, the latest major poll carried out, by Gallup, was released in July 2015.
A recent poll by Deloitte of 85 business owners whose companies have US$10 million or more in annual sales found that approval rates for President Medina and his administration have fallen from 72% to 43% in the six months.
“That is the reality, his support should get further blows because he has not solved any of the problems that affect the quality of life of Dominicans,” said Abinader, listing other issues such as security, the high cost of living, unemployment, public hospital services, educational quality and blackouts.
The presidential candidate for the opposition PRM added: “As well as among businesspeople, support for the President has collapsed in other sectors, among workers, young people without jobs or opportunities, vulnerable women, people want genuine change, not more of the same deficiencies and false propaganda,” he stated while interviewed by journalists after attending a breakfast meeting with the Dominican Republic Business and Traders Federation (Fenacerd) yesterday, Thursday 3 December 2015.
Source: DR1, Almomento
Dec 4, 2015
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