There has been an increase in the relative percentage of people expressing uncertainty regarding the direction in which the Mia Mottley government is taking the country.
This is one of the conclusions that can be drawn from the ongoing Barbados Uncensored poll which was launched just over two weeks ago.
As at Friday 26 August, 85.7% of Barbadians thought the government was not leading the country in the right direction.
That number has now dropped to 61.0% as of Sunday 04 September, some nine days after the first report. The drop represents a decrease of 24.7% (85.7% – 61.0%) over the August 26 results.
In contrast, there has been an increase of 3.6 percent (14.3% – 10.7%) of poll takers who support the position that the Mia Mottley government is taking the country in the right direction.
However, an increased number of poll takers, 21.1 percent (24.7% – 3.6%) to be precise, have now expressed uncertainty (“Don’t Know”) about the direction in which the government is taking the country.
Statistically speaking, this means that 85.7 percent (61.0% + 24.7%) still do not approve OR are uncertain about the direction in which the government is taking the country.
If we took half of those who are currently uncertain (12.4%) and added it to those who outright disapprove, that would still leave a total of 73.4% who do not approve OR are uncertain about the direction in which the government is taking the country.
The current poll, which is being managed by the Caribbean Centre for Marketing Excellence, will close on Sunday 11 September at 6.00 PM. The final report will be issued on Monday 12 September 2022.