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NACTA: PNM ahead in Rio Claro/Mayaro
The findings of an ongoing opinion poll being conducted by the North American Caribbean Teachers Association (NACTA) to determine voter support in the local government elections shows the split in the People’s Partnership (PP) support between the UNC and the ILP puts the PNM slightly ahead in the battle for control of the Rio Claro/Mayaro Corporation.
The poll reveals that the corporation is turning out to be a three-way contest with the PNM on track of wresting Rio Claro/Mayaro that has been under UNC control for most of the last two decades. The ILP is taking support from both the PP and the PNM but more from the former than the latter. The poll is showing that the PNM is likely to pick up as many as six corporations from the ruling PP because of the division of support in the PP’s camp with the ILP.
While ahead in popular support, the PNM is far short of a majority, suggesting aldermen will be divided among the contending parties based on the new PR electoral system. The findings of the poll are based on interviews with 150 respondents reflecting the demographics of the population. According to the findings, PNM is ahead 28 per cent to 26 per cent for the UNC with ILP at 22 per cent and 24 per cent undecided or refuse to reveal their choice.
NACTA also polled support for parties in other corporations. The findings will be released in a subsequent report.
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