Latest CADRES Poll Shows DLP Trailing the BLP

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  1. BU knew this ever long time since………now the people are telling us in no uncertain terms……….So what do we intend to do about it or more to the point what do the UNIONs intend to do about as they are the only ones that can do…..we can only follow.


  2. Very interesting indeed. It would be good to know the size of the swing which the poll is predicting. It is likely to be 10+ points. A washout in the making.


    • The political pundits will be on the talk show today, no doubt Wickham will answer all the questions then.


  3. @ Vincent

    Expect a barrage of comments from the two resident yard-fowls who are paid by the DLP to troll BU.


    • @Artax

      In the pre 2008 period when the political rhetoric posted was being done in reverse on BU one has to agree that Henderson Bovell and Sylvan Greenidge were a better quality of yardfowl.


  4. Who is it that conducted the poll?

    I hope that this is not another PETER WICKHAM “scientific” poll?

    I would advise all and sundry to print this out and then use it as toilet paper.


  5. Even the Independent Owen Seymore Arthur is more popular for leadership than ANYONE in the DLP.


  6. Ester Byer-Suckoo is challenging Stuart as the most appealing for PM leadership in the DLP. Stuart is 8% support for leadership and Ester Byer-Suckoo is at 7%.


  7. The graph that BU has featured says it all. Even if you apply a margin of error of 20% the result is the same. One has to assume a quality sample of course.


  8. ““We will go into political battle and we are going to speak the political gospel according to the Democratic Labour Party, and we will leave the public of Barbados to make their decision,” Sinckler said, adding: “I am confident that they will make the decision to return the Democratic Labour Party to office.””


  9. David June 25, 2017 at 10:06 AM

    DAVID, this sounds just like you in 2012 just before elections time.

    You are back with the same message again. You are operating on the basis that a broken clock is right twice a day


  10. Carson

    Why quote Sinckler? He can’t even make 1% as a potential leader and is in a ding dong battle with Kellman for the bottom of the leadership board.


  11. Artax

    Yuh got dat rite,wun suh fah….ah waitin fuh de nexx nudder wun tuh cum fuh scratch grain…………lololol.

    What a life to live when perjury is the order of the day…….sad.


  12. @ Vincent

    Yuh see one come out of the coop running already? The “nex nedder wun” en too far behind.

    @ David

    The names of the yard-fowls change according to which party is in “power” or in Opposition.

    However, the political rhetoric remains similar.


  13. Not a yard fowl.
    But it would be good to have some raw counts.
    Of the numbers polled how many (or what percentage) is uncertain?
    Without these raw/hard counts no meaningful projections can be made,,,


  14. @ David who wrote “…. Sylvan Greenidge were a better quality of yardfowl.”

    Remember this from Royal Rumble……….

    “Owen Seymour Arthur father of first world Barbados and Prime Minister for life.”

    Where is Sylly G now. Still working for the BLP ? He was an intensely loyal supporter.


  15. Wick-ham tried the same brassbowl in 2013, did a poll which show DLP leading after BLP yardfowls cuss he stink he redo the poll to show BLP winning. Smiles were on the faces of Owen and BLP pimps like BU. In the real poll election day the BLP’s ass get cut. Wick-ham flew away it was thought the CIA informer went to Foggy Bottom. It was reported he went to Paris ring the changes and return with proper status. In a year’s time citizens will know if the CIA snitch got it right. For now nothing Wick-Ham say or do is believable.


    • Commentator is aka waiting and well known DLP yardfowl who adopts several meaningless nomikers.

      James Paul declined to attend the Poll discussion on VoB this morning.


  16. Read and weep Carson…yall are down and I am positioning myself to give you that final kick.

    https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/06/25/its-either-mia-or-owen-suggests-poll/

    “Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur is now more popular than the current Prime Minister Freundel Stuart.

    And if elections were held today, the Mia Mottley-led Barbados Labour Party (BLP) would more than likely win by a landslide.

    This is based on the latest public opinion poll conducted by the Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES) on behalf of the Nation Newspaper.

    The poll, which was published in today’s Sunday Sun, suggests that support for both Stuart and his ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) was at an all-time low with 11 per cent of respondents indicating that they would support the DLP, compared to 51 per cent for the BLP. The remainder was undecided.

    The poll, which was conducted last weekend in all 30 constituencies, sampled the views of 1,060 Barbadians.

    It further indicated that satisfaction with the DLP Government was at 3.3 out of ten compared to 5.3 for the BLP.”


  17. Thanks but No Thanks: Belize Prime Minister Rejects IMF Recommendations

    “Belize, Saturday June 24, 2017 – Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow has turned his back on International Monetary Fund (IMF) recommendations to fix his country’s nagging economic woes, insisting that his Government will stick to its own programme.”


  18. @Mr Blogmaster re at 9:54 AM “The political pundits will be on the talk show today, no doubt Wickham will answer all the questions then.”

    Polls are always an interesting dynamic but remember they are still only a snapshot at a given moment and based on the very dynamic nature of modern democracy with major shifts being possible due to the prevalence of social media these snapshots are even more transient.

    After a bombastic, rude speaking pol won handily after lurking around a 40% threshold for an entire campaign the DLP may yet have reason to feel emboldened that their own bombastic behavior is ‘passable’ and will not lead to a terrible wipe-out.

    Particularly as we have another less than desired female candidate leading this battle as well!

    Let’s see how things progress with future polls..so far out this snapshot is like that digital pic in the series which has the lopsided, wry smile and will eventually be discarded for later pics!


    • @Dee Word

      You have stated the obvious. We are discussing the findings of the LATEST Poll, that is all.


  19. Carson C Cadogan

    One day coming soon you will wake up to find Barbados in a constitutional crisis.

    There would have been an election and there would be not a single DLP member.

    Not that the result would make any real difference. The people would have merely masterbated.


  20. David, indeed and understood.

    But already folks are hyperventilating …this far out in the campaign. That’s not rational….thus my ‘obvious’ remarks.

    The other thing I would add is that political yard-fowls ALWAYS attack the pollster when the data points don’t support their party. (That too is obvious, LOL)

    CADRES has always been seen as a a professional outfit that operates well above the prostrate position as a partisan poll masseuse.

    Wickham and his team for whatever his political leanings and past peccadilloes (the CIA stuff) offer credible snapshots of voter preference and we will surely enjoy discussing the continuing poll numbers from them and others.

    And incidentally I do hope the DLP believe they can troll around the 39 percentile in polls and still win…it would be lovely to see them get wiped out…especially with some third party newbies in the HofA.


  21. If the COW Williams group and Sagicor would stop putting so many millions of dollars into the BLP election campaigns and instead fund some Independents or third parties in Barbados, the deference would astonishing.


  22. Our Hon. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has said, “the only poll that matters is POLLING DAY”.


  23. Carson Cadogan

    Both Sagicor and COW and the other money people give to both the D and the B in equal proportions.

    Whoever wins. they win!


  24. PETER WICKHAM, the man who came one day with a “poll” showing that the DLP would win the 2013 elections and then came the next day with a “poll” showing that the BLP would win the 2013 elections.

    PETER WICKHAM, the man who came with “polls” showing that various political parties in the Caribbean would win elections only to be made a fool of by the voting public in the various Caribbean countries.

    This man never gets tired being wrong.


  25. Elections are won not by the popular vote but at the Constituency level. With that said, I predict the BLP as in recent prior campaigns will be Mia this Mia that, just like how it was with Owen now than ever, We goin wid Owen etc. Whilst the DLP will be Team DLP.


  26. This is a commentary takn from BT comment section:

    joan Worrell

    June 25, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    The below poll result was published in 2012 by CADRES . Please tell me how it differs from the above poll result published today. As far as I can see the caption is different , the Co-Leader is now Leader and the former Leader was deposed in a coup. The text is the same.

    The story pusblished Sunday 20th May is as follows

    Quote

    A controversial new survey, indicating strong dissatisfaction with the performance of the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP), has provoked mixed reactions from the public.

    Findings of the Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES) public opinion poll suggest that the Freundel Stuart-led DLP, which came to power in January 2008, could well be a one-term government. General elections are constitutionally due in less than a year.

    Aired in last weekend’s Sunday Sun by the Nation Publishing Company, and conducted by CADRES Director Peter Wickham, the poll results indicate a marked shift toward former three-term prime minister and present leader of the opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Owen Arthur.

    Out of some 1,080 respondents to the survey, which was conducted across the existing 30 parliamentary constituencies, just 29 percent gave a favourable approval rating to Prime Minister Stuart for his performance as head of government. A solid 43 percent recorded a negative vote.

    When asked to identify the “preferred prime minister”, the winning nod went to opposition leader and economist Arthur. He received almost 30 percent of the votes (29.8) compared with Stuart’s scant 10 percent (9.9), which represented the lowest ranking ever for a sitting Barbados prime minister.

    Bridging the gap between the two were Mia Mottley, a former deputy prime minister and attorney-general in a past BLP administration, who copped the second preferential spot; and Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler who ranked third in the CADRES poll.

    Stuart, a lawyer by profession, succeeded the late Prime Minister and DLP leader David Thompson who died in October 2010 from cancer at age 48.

    The CADRES poll results, dominating the front page of the newspaper under the headline “It’s Owen”, came on the eve of Stuart hosting his first-ever regional summit of CARICOM leaders gathered in Barbados for the Second Mexico-CARICOM Summit.

    Coming out slugging in defence of the ruling party was Minister of Housing Michael Lashley.

    “When you examine our work, Barbadians cannot fault our performance, given the constraints and the environment in which we had to act. So you have to go out there in your numbers and fight for this great party. Polls don’t vote,” he told a meeting of the party faithful.

    The poll comes against the backdrop of three Caribbean governments being restricted to one-term governance since November last year: the United Workers Party in St Lucia, the Jamaica Labour Party, and earlier this month the Free National Movement in the Bahamas.

    The focus now falls on the possibility of similar electoral incidents in Barbados and Grenada, the latter for the incumbent National Democratic Congress of embattled Prime Minister Tillman Thomas who recently survived a no-confidence motion in parliament and is grappling with a series of resignations from his cabinet.


  27. According to Peter Wickham’s latest Nation newspaper poll with the “unprecendented findings” , after the next election Barbados will be A ONE PARTY STATE with Mottley at the head.
    God help us all.

    Time will reveal if the poll on election day agrees.


  28. Dear DLP supporters

    If the poll is a waste, why waste your time trying so hard to convince BU that it is?

    Sincerely
    BU regular


  29. Check the uncertainty number

    Somewhat surprised at this graphic i.e. the unity number in the BLP. Also the fact the PEP has registered in this survey if Adamson is now consumed by the CAP

    What this graphic does is to get DLP members to ask if Stuart is the man to lead the party into the next general election.


  30. It is no secret that BU is not a fan of polling. However, what cannot be refuted is that of the many polls done going back to the 90s by CADRES across the Caribbean they have been close to the mark. There is one poll the DDLPites will continue to point too and even that one was not that far wrong if we accept that the DLP won by a slim margin. Has the prevailing climate in Barbados improved since 2013?


  31. Lots can happen in the next 11 months.This poll should alert all contenders that it would be foolhardy to dismiss the results.Meanwhile the Governor General gave adequate notice of his intention to demit office at the end of June.When will the citizenry be told of the replacement.It seems a well guarded secret.Any guesses?


  32. The next Poll I would like Peter Wickham to conduct:

    Ask the voting public what they think of the opposition leader not having a Law Certificate and has not produce her LLB for all to see, yet she is a QC.


  33. Now hope the dlp ministers would refrain from getting caught up in any discussion having to do with the Wickham poll
    Those who have seen or heard of the the laat twisted poll Wickham conducted are highly aware of his trickery.


  34. @David, re your post “What this graphic does is to get DLP members to ask if Stuart is the man to lead the party into the next general election.”

    The same poll also asks the very same hard question about the BLP leadership.

    Stuart is considered ABYSMALLY bad but for all practical purposes his disapproval’s moved the same negative 4-5 points as MAM’s did…is she the right person to lead the BLP????

    As said here often the duopoly of worst and bad!


    • @Dee Word

      And if you put the two data points side by side what conclusion can be reasonable drawn? Do not debate for the sake of it. No need to label this comment as leaning one way or the next either.


  35. This Government is use to not respecting members of the public by not engaging in discussion with the about most things. In fact the modus operandi of this government can be compared to that of the Trump administration who has started a ban on rolling cameras at press conferences. At least his administration sees the need in a democracy to engage with the media albeit in a questionable manner. Here is what a cabinet member had to say recently. What an embarrassment!

    Lashley ready to listen to the people

    Added by Davandra Babb on June 11, 2017.

    Saved under Local News

     

    Minster of Youth Sports and Culture Stephen Lashley says the time has come for the Government of Barbados to listen to the concerns of citizens.

    In fact, he believes that it would be “very foolhardy as a Government not to recognize that persons are concerned”.

    So strong is Lashley’s conviction, he said the Government needs to take the concerns of the Barbadian people seriously and listen to them.

    “I’m of the view that as the concerns are made known we as a Government have to be able to respond to those concerns in a manner that is reasonable and respectful to Barbadians,” he said on the sidelines of a CPR training exercise yesterday.

    https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/06/11/lashley-ready-to-listen-to-the-people/


  36. David June 25, 2017 at 1:44 PM #

    Has the prevailing climate in Barbados improved since 2013?
    …………………………………………………………………………………………….

    Simple answer….a resounding NO.

    Of note on todays Brasstacks or whatever the Sunday one is called,were the quotes made by Sanka from CB report.

    ….debt as at 2007 6 Billion and as at 2016 13.7 Billion.

    ….showed how the Bees at the end of their term had spent 800 million more on infrastructural programmes than this govt.

    …..Govt has cut the wages bill by 103 million.

    At the end he asked the question…..where did the money go?


  37. The US polls said there is no pathway for Donald Trump to become US President.

    Election Day in the US 2016…….proved otherwise !!!!!!

    In the lead to his last general election in the U.K the polls said David Cameron party would lose.

    Election Day……the results proved otherwise !!!!

    In the lead up to the BREXIT vote in the U.K the polls said Britain would remain in the E.U.

    The referendum results ..,,.,.proved otherwise !!!!!

    Days before the general election of 2013 Peter Wick HAM ‘ revised ‘ poll said the BLP would win.

    On Election Day the results……proved otherwise !!!!

    Peter Wick HAM is still anally hurting from that 2013 ‘ loss ‘ of his POLLING VIRGINITY – getting his poll wrong for the FIRST time !!!!

    Peter Wick HAM is a …….HAM !!!!

    Hyper Anal Male a.k.a. HAM

    David of BU would welcome any HAM bone 🍖……Peter Wick HAM throws his way !!!!

    Wait for the true results of the next general election……not those orchestrated by the SUNDAY SUN !!!


  38. @ Gabriel June 25, 2017 at 1:58 PM
    “Lots can happen in the next 11 months.This poll should alert all contenders that it would be foolhardy to dismiss the results.Meanwhile the Governor General gave adequate notice of his intention to demit office at the end of June.When will the citizenry be told of the replacement.It seems a well guarded secret.Any guesses?”

    Gabriel your prescience concerning all things political which has been garnered from your coalface of experience and intellectual maturity never ceases to stimulate my thirst for greater discourse with the grand master of Bajan politics.

    Here is my guess:
    And the winner is??
    Not any deserving old DLP stalwart but the one and only Sir Hal the Galloping Godhorse of a poisonous tax cheating insect; the supremo when it comes to licking the ass of a clown constipated by an excess collection of magniloquence and lacking in the salts of leadership.

    As Lady Luck would have it, there would be a similar upcoming Head of State crisis in Big England when the Nonagenarian Queen Lizzie is forced to pack it in. 2017 might just turn out to be Poor Great Britain’s ‘Secundus’ Annus Horribilis.

    So let us see if Lord Fumble would prove that he has learnt his lessons taught to him while ‘suckling’ at the groins of Sir Cammie T the ‘King’ maker.

    Let us see if he is ‘boy’ enough to distract the readers of the recent poll into discussing the necessity of becoming a full-blown banana republic headed by some of the ugliest black faces in Christendom.


    • Why would this government appoint a GG given it is a proponent of Barbados moving to a Republic? BU suspects we will see CJ Marston Gibson acting in the role. It would give him something to do.


  39. @Fractured your analysis is simply WRONG. There were polls in the US that CONSISTENTLY showed Trump ‘would/could’ win. A few yes but there were there!

    The very simple fact is that a proper and realistic reading of the other polls which suggested that he would lose also showed that (1) it was going to be close and (2) he likely COULD win.

    As I said earlier I do hope your team adopts the same ostrich mentality and with head in sand misread the polling data.

    To be clear: It takes a special dispensation for a modern politician to winnow a 8+ points lead in the last weeks of a campaign. Practically NO ONE does that. Trump did for various reasons.

    He was primed to win…the only folks who did not really accept that was the Hilary team and a few hundred million others who could not imagine that a ‘pussygrabing’ braggart would sit in the WH.

    Does your boy have that special grabbing touch!

    @David at 2:59 PM re “And if you put the two data points side by side what conclusion can be reasonable drawn?”…

    I believe we agree. The conclusion is that both leaders are toxic.

    Stuart currently pervasively so like an Ebola virus; MAM moreso a bad case of the flu.

    Obviously she is less deadly than he is but still not one who you would readily invite for a hug ….but the less toxic carries the day!


  40. Here is what a sensible Donville Inniss cautioned his constituency a few months ago:

    “I can tell you I do not bury my head in the sand. There is a disquiet in this society with us as a Government. When I said recently that I am not ignoring the march which was staged by the Barbados Labour Party on Saturday, March 11, I meant it, and I will say it again. When I looked at the clips of the march I saw people marching who five years ago marched with the DLP. I have to ask myself why are they marching against us and what can we do to get them back on our side because every vote counts. It may not be that the people want to go with Opposition Leader Mia Mottley, it may be that they want to walk away from us. If that is the reality let us do something about it now. We cannot postpone that. If we do not face reality we are going to fool ourselves and then we are going to pay a heavy price at the polls.”

    https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/03/20/dlp-disquiet/

  41. Bajan Free Party/CUP/.Violet Beckles Plantation Deeds from 1926-2017 land tax bills and no Deeds,BLPand DLP Massive land Fruad and PONZI on said:

    Well Well & Consequences Observing Blogger June 25, 2017 at 11:07 AM #

    Good…this government will be kicked out.@

    Both the DLP and BLP must be removed for Barbados to win,


  42. depandtic

    “Stuart is considered ABYSMALLY bad but for all practical purposes his disapproval’s moved the same negative 4-5 points as MAM’s did…is she the right person to lead the BLP????”

    Is this true?


  43. @ Carson C. Cadogan June 25, 2017 at 2:31 PM
    “The next Poll I would like Peter Wickham to conduct:
    Ask the voting public what they think of the opposition leader not having a Law Certificate and has not produce her LLB for all to see, yet she is a QC.”

    Carrion, the dogonne corbeau, the recent poll does show what the ‘average’ Bajan thinks of the Opposition leader and her practising law ‘illegally’ when compared to a bunch of liars and crooks in the form of the Fumbling joker, the Carry-away-a-ton speaker and the lowlife black-mouth disease carrier, the Lowedown of moral turpitude.

    She is head and shoulders above that band of deceitful lying parasites calling themselves a DLP administration, the likes of which would have made EWB, WAC, Ramses Caddle and JCT puke with political sperm to even consider having a rum and ginger in their presence (except for the bull(y)ing boy nicknamed Jiggs).

    Now bring it on! Let the next set of elections be about morality, open or in the closet.

    All that can be said is that it takes an openly gay-like Wick-Ham to ‘out’ a closeted one like the Fumbling bachelor fella and his ‘secret lowdown cronies.


  44. I am no supporter of the fourth estate in Barbados. In fact I believe that in too many cases there are instances where certain members openly pander to politicians. Today however, I would support a stance by the Starcom Network not to offer any member of this present administration free and unfettered access to broadcast, as is done where the opposition is concerned up at the pine studios. It is my submission that the last minute pull out of a representative from the DLP successfully changed the scope and focus of the Brasstacks Sunday program, at a time when this country needs to get involved in serious discourse, irrespective of partisan loyalty. The time has come for Barbadians to show firm objection to the blatant disrespect being practiced by the Freundel Stuart administration, where they will speak when they see fit, and not necessarily when the populace calls. If it were election time rest assured that a representative would have been there. It smacks as the height of disrespect that as bloated a cabinet as presently obtains, and effing back bencher gets to rub salt in freshly created wounds and it ain’t July 1st as yet. Starcom will be called partisan and be labeled as an opposition flagship. They can take heart in the following. Barack Obama for fear of being seen as partisan opted to sit on important intelligence where Donald Trump and Russia was concerned…..most Americans are sorry now. This DLP government is bent on sinking this country. TAKE HEED!


  45. the blp all fired up because of a” joking” poll What a bunch of jokers grabbing at straws .
    This poll was now revealed as a way of jumping starting an opposition who has no alternatives to the nations economic woes
    What a waste of peoples time . Barbadian are asking the opposition what are they solutions? Maybe the wickham Poll would have done barbadians a service if they had asked the 80 or so precipitants if they would be interested in knowing what solutions the BLP lead by Mia have for the nations economy
    But NO Peter Wickham again has used trickery once again in trying to fool the nation that Mia can be handed the keys of governance by simply not earning her way just as she has been handed an accreditation to practice law without ever having to pass a bar examination
    IF Peter Wickham belives he has done Mia a favor he better think twice before exuding an expectation that is only good for fools


  46. @enuff at 4:25 PM re “Stuart is considered ABYSMALLY bad but for all practical purposes his disapproval’s moved the same negative 4-5 points as MAM’s did…is she the right person to lead the BLP????” Is this true?”———-

    Ahhh…I conflated different metrics. Ok thanks for the ‘clarification’ opportunity.

    So for the record according to CADRES, Stuart’s disapproval rating moved negative 4 points between Mar and June: 72% to 76%.

    Whereas in fact Mottley’s ‘approval’ rating rose five points from 39% to 44%. I inadvertently conflated this in my post as her DISAPPROVAL.

    Her disapproval actually moved MORE than Stuart’s but in a good way I suppose. Less people disapproved of her in June than in May but at 31% and 23% she is arguably also rather anemic (toxic) in the eyes of those polled in that too many people could give a care: many did not cast an opinion according to the tabulations!

    What a conniption we have on our hands.


  47. @Hamilton A Hill at 4:43 PM re “Barack Obama for fear of being seen as partisan opted to sit on important intelligence where Donald Trump and Russia was concerned…..most Americans are sorry now. This DLP government is bent on sinking this country. TAKE HEED!”

    Did he really ‘SIT’ on it and are the Americans sorry.

    First up all the info was shared with the leaders of the US Senate and House of Reps. Not a single Republican agreed that the info should be provided to the public. Not one. They all considered that it would be ‘collusion’ to Hilary’s benefit.

    And of course a report was issued well in advance of the election date by the Intel Services.

    I suggest that many reasonable Americans are glad that this ‘buffoon’ is in power.

    It has allowed then and many around he world to see once and for all what we knew: 1) that the US system is porous (how the hell did the Russians cause such problems); 2) that Americans are rabid hypocrites and liars (Trump supporters accept even the most outlandish lies he tells like ‘my inaugural crowd was the biggest ever, period’.

    Frankly this is good for democracy the world over. LOL.

    The DLP’s lying leaders operate the same way so if Bajans really don’t take heed then we know that WE too are also a bunch of hypocrites and liars as we ‘like dem so’.


  48. My goodness! For a poll that is apparently a load of nonsense, the DLP yardfowls are in a seismic panic. This poll does not show a couple of points one way or another like the 2013 one they all love so much and can’t stop taking about. It shows the DLP BEING COMPLETELY WIPED OUT! Nobody, not even their beloved Peter Wickham, can be THAT wrong. Face it you dipshitz. You so-called leader is less popular than a santipee and your party will be lucky not to lose most of its deposits. Go quietly into the night and at least save face.


  49. depedantic

    Find me an Opposition leader with “high” approval ratings. Our system is not Presidential either, that’s why even though Mottley’s approval is at 44%, the party is recording a score of 51% hence MAM’s commanding 52% as preferred leader. It says there is a symbiotic relationship between the party and its leader. You should note that Thompson’s highest score was 41% whilst he was LOTO and 42% as PM.


  50. I don’t know why people on BU does suffer de gigantic ASS that is Carson C Cadufus. The thing is the DEMS hoping that time would be there saviour when in reality it causing their further demise. Frankly the longer they hold on to power and “govern” the country in this way the more they provoke the ire of Bajans. They are in a catch 22 situation because they WILL lose the election if called NOW or LATER it is just a matter of how badly they lose. I predict that they will lose close to the 1999 election result. The most interesting part of the poll for me is the leadership approval and the perception of unity question…Looking at those figures it is as they say in Bdos…”the dog dead”….the DLP is a Dead man walking…..


  51. @ Angela Skeete the BLP will answer that right after you and the DEMS tell us how wunna plan to dig Bdos out of the economic blackhole wunna put us in….since 2008 wunna fail miserably to answer that question so can the BLP be any worse?????


  52. The man in the ” mirror” Fumbles, coming round the Garrison closely followed by Suckoo..
    It’s a tight race as they head to the finish line..
    Fumbles emits verbal diarrhoea to his steed to spur him on.
    Suckoo spits fire at her mount.
    The self appointed “paragon of productivity” Fumbles entices his mount as they cross the finish line..
    The race is not over….on & on they go..


  53. The only surprise in this ‘poll’ is that there still remain some people (besides Carson, angela and Kevin) who would openly express support for the DLP.

    Shiite man, even if these clowns built a monument to Satan on the damn Garrison and then taxed our brass bowls to Hell…. it seems that some would still support them.

    As to the MoF…., even 1% is too much support for such a StinkLiar. It should be ZERO….. Everybody hates Chris… and deservedly so….


  54. The opposition in Barbados 🇧🇧 accuses the Dems of destroying the economy……thus leading its credit rating to achieve JUNK status .

    Well Trinidad 🇹🇹 credit rating has been downgraded to JUNK status too .

    Question is : Is the Dems , PM Stuart or Finance Minister Chris Sinckler in charge in Trinidad 🇹🇹 ?

    So who fooling the people ????

    David of BU ……answer that one !!!!!


    • There was a time not too long ago when Barbados was held up as the model small island state in the Western hemisphere.The fact that you clowns would compare to those countries is an embarrassment to Bajans everywhere.


  55. Again in Trinidad 🇹🇹 the public officers 👮🏽 ain’t had a salary increase in over 8 years…..because of the poor state of the economy there .

    In Barbados the public officers 👮🏽 have suffered the same fate for the same reason as the Trinis .

    Remind us again , which party is in charge in Trinidad 🇹🇹??

    Who is the PM there ???

    Who is the Minister of Finance there ???

    David rational thinking Barbadians ain’t buying you & Peter Whick – HAM…., bulling poll !!!!!


  56. Let me sign off the same way I signed on this morning:

    hahahaha

    Peter Wickham continues to provide comedy for Bajans enjoyment..


  57. @mitchlans June 25, 2017 at 6:57 PM “leader is less popular than a santipee…”

    Lol!!!

    Bajans so funny.


  58. @David June 25, 2017 at 10:09 AM ” Henderson Bovell and Sylvan Greenidge were a better quality of yardfowl.”

    Yes indeedy.

    The DLP needs to up the quality of scratch grain fed to the yardfowls.


  59. @Carson C. Cadogan June 25, 2017 at 10:09 AM Sinckler said “I am confident that they will make the decision to return the Democratic Labour Party to office.”

    I wonder what he smokin’?


  60. @David June 25, 2017 at 12:05 PM “James Paul declined to attend the Poll discussion on VoB this morning.”

    I can’t say that I blame James. A decent fella. They got so much people sitting on the front bench, drawing fat salaries and all the time they want to send poor James to get slaughter.

    He right not to go.


  61. @Gabriel June 25, 2017 at 1:58 PM “When will the citizenry be told of the replacement.It seems a well guarded secret.Any guesses?”

    Last week a little birdie told me Sandra Mason, in the hope that a female GG will persuade women to vote DLP.

    But I am only a Simple Simon.


  62. I contend that Fumble should not (if he has a conscience) appoint any GG now. Not with his dying government.

    I questioned why the GG announced his departure in an election year when it looks certain that the people will kick the useless dems to the curb.

    These dems are a curse on this fair land.


  63. @Simple Simon June 25, 2017 at 10:11 PM #
    @Gabriel June 25, 2017 at 1:58 PM “When will the citizenry be told of the replacement.It seems a well guarded secret.Any guesses?”

    Last week a little birdie told me Sandra Mason, in the hope that a female GG will persuade women to vote DLP.

    That was the name given to me months ago.


  64. http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20170426/news/moody8217s-downgrades-tt

    Enuff

    We know that you are a BLP pimp !

    But the link above !

    Trinidad 🇹🇹 was downgraded too !!

    The questions remain:

    Is the Dems in charge there?

    Is PM Stuart in charge there ?

    Is Chris Sinckler the Minister of Finance there ?

    It is a global economic crisis all governments in the Caribbean is facing….. !!!

    What would the BLP have done differently??????


  65. http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Public_Service_demands__real_or_justified_-104223014.html

    Enuff read the link above also !

    Are the demands for increase salaries for public officers 👮🏽 justified in a dwindling economy ?

    The government in Trinidad 🇹🇹 have the same concerns!!!

    Is the Dems in charge over there ?

    Is the Minister of Finance in charge over there ??

    Is PM Stuart in charge over there ???

    Enuff …. get loss with your BLP palaver !!!!!


  66. Boss, if Froon had been in charge in T&T, those Trini boys would have dumped his ass within six months…..

    First the REAL REAL calypsonians over there would have “lyric-ed” him into jobby…
    Then the businesspeople would have pissed on his shiite policies…
    The unions would have started a mini world war…
    …and the Jamat boys would have long staged their third coup…

    Only in Brassbados could such a joker have survived more than a year…
    – it appears that the ‘Eager 11’ are even more asinine than their intended victim…


  67. I tell wunna a liard! The operative posted a 2010 news article to contradict a March 2017 one that clearly says public servants had received back pay as part of a 14% increase. On credit rating, the S&P rating is not considered junk, but as David said they do have the HSF. Now if you’re quick to point out T&T’s Moody’s rating of Ba1 as junk, what is ours at Caa3, EIGHT rungs lower? Yet you believe your party should be returned to the right hand side of the speaker?


  68. The charts above shows that a poll is only a snapshot of what is happening at that point in time. February 13 I suppose this year, 41% of the persons questioned in the poll said there was no need for a change in government. That should have jumped the BLP supporters on the blog because they were saying from 2013 that the this was the worst government ever.The same question was asked after the budget that did not give any freebies and therefore would have produced such stats.
    I will predict that Peter Wickham will lead the BLP to another defeat because of his dislike for the present Prime Minister who I recognized have never called Peter Wickham name in any form or fashion since he became Prime Minister even with the constant attacks from Wickham.
    Why do I say he will lead them to another defeat because of the last set of polls in 2013 led to the BLP defeat because of manipulation of stats.


    • @curious

      You need to have a relook.

      On Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 7:36 PM, Barbados Underground wrote:

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  69. We see in the UK, the nest from whence all existential global ills are begot

    The DUP, a rabid, ultra-sectarian, rancid, uber-consevative party has joined forces with Theresa May to run a government.

    The likes of this passes the smell test.


  70. David June 26, 2017 at 4:32 PM #

    Chuckle…..no need to as he is doing his paid job and earning his money.


  71. “Interesting to hear on CBC that Walters Maloney&Blackman will be hosting a sunday programme between 11 & 1 on current events.”

    The way the DLP is using the CBC as a blatant propaganda machine is sickening and unprecedented…..i mean this is a station where staff members couldn’t wear red at one point….yuh could get more shallow that that?!?!?!?!


  72. DLP TV
    And the saddest part is which ever party forms the next government the same will continue.For a country supposedly punching above its weight Barbados is poorly served by one TV station which is the mouthpiece of the govt in power.Insulting and out of place.The ultimate insult committed by the Dems as usual was to put a semi literate canecutter cum salesperson as chairman of a broadcasting entity.He met his waterloo when a guard challenged him to produce some identity and he said…”wait you kno who I is”.The guard replied ‘no I don’t.I was hoping you knew’.


  73. @ curiousJune 26, 2017 at 3:36 PM
    “The charts above shows that a poll is only a snapshot of what is happening at that point in time. February 13 I suppose this year, 41% of the persons questioned in the poll said there was no need for a change in government.”

    “Curious”, sorry to describe you as such but don’t you see yourself as a ‘statistics’ illiterate looking into a mirror designed for a narcissistic jackass of the political yard-fowl pedigree?

    The “February 13” data points refer to a poll conducted in February 2013 just prior to the general elections which took place in the same month of the year of your Lord 2013 and not any poll conducted on February 13, 2017.

    Why don’t you guys come face-to-face with reality by getting your sloth of a boss to call elections just after the Crop-over wuk-up season (say on Red October 13 in 2017) and prove the fudging quack Wickham wrong (again) as you did in February 2013?

    After all, numbers don’t lie like deceitful lying pimps (DLP) from Wick-ham do and as night follows day what occurred in the dusk of February ’13 can ‘certainly’ repeat itself in the dawn of October ’17.

    Do you want to roll the dice and take your chances or do you prefer to hedge your bets by buying votes and distributing tablets and android phones as confirmed in a publicly-sworn affidavit by the same bookie responsible for setting the day for the race when an emaciated ‘yellowed’ jackass of a DLP will be saddled with a ‘fatted’ overweight monkey of a jockey on its back?


  74. Miller
    I am illiterate but you see how you can try to use stats to lie with a discerning public. In my post I said I suppose this year which is how I may have seen it. David said have a look again and I did and saw the error.
    By the way how come you are not a yard fowl who was on this blog from as long that I followed the blog preaching gloom and doom about the country and it hs not fallen as you predicted.
    I am no yard fowl for any party but has sense enough to know that people like you are political beneficiaries who have suffered opposition politics and are waiting frantically to get back to the trough of public funds but this must stop.
    This country needs new untarnished political leadership like how Macron in France formed a new party, won the presidency and now the most seats in the French Parliament confounding all the critics.
    That would keep people like you away from all the contracts that the government can hand out.


  75. dont care who gets in , they going to do the same things, raise taxes on food, items such as housing supplies, property taxes, and on top of that more taxes on top of the same taxes. Its like you have a thief at the front door, and two thieves at the back door, in any case you gonna get rob.


  76. @ curious June 27, 2017 at 12:10 PM
    “This country needs new untarnished political leadership like how Macron in France formed a new party, won the presidency and now the most seats in the French Parliament confounding all the critics.”

    Curious, curious if you were corrected by David of BU why are so pompously committed in not recanting your pigheaded assertion that {you} “will predict that Peter Wickham will lead the BLP to another defeat because of his dislike for the present Prime Minister who I recognized have never called Peter Wickham name in any form or fashion since he became Prime Minister even with the constant attacks from Wickham.”

    So why not back another party like Solutions Barbados, UPP, CAP or even Bushie’s BUP?
    Why back a dead horse in the form of the DLP saddled with a dumbass leader with his head blindingly in cloud 9 and hiding in the closet of sexual depravity or the BLP without ‘declared’ solutions and led by a person of bisexual desires?

    Wickham is NOT the leader of the BLP; just a turncoat Dem who like Reudon Eversley and Hartley Henry have come to ‘Christian’ understanding about the fate of the DLP under its current leader.

    Why not take another look at the March ’15 stats (and by the way those are for March 2015 and not Mar 15th of the current year) and tell us if you think the miller is still wasting his imaginary time queuing for a handout of a contract?

    The same way Barbados is a mendicant on tourists from the UK so too is the miller’s financial navel string attached to a foreign economy and not that of the junk bond status Bubaydus.

    Check back with the miller in a few months when the foreign reserves could be in line with Zimbabwe’s and your dollar is worth less than what Paddy shot at in 2018.

    He might just be prepared to buy a few properties for a song with the same very scarce forex to save your sorry doom and gloom asses.


  77. As each and every day goes by most in society (absent of blp supporters of course) are beginning to realised that the Cadres poll is a fraud. Most are questioning how many dlp supporters were receiptents of the poll compared to blp and in what constituencies was the polling done
    The nation newspaper and some of the movers and shakers of Barbados economy has only one interest to serve and mainly there own
    So it is not surprising that right after the budget that a”so call poll” would be presented with sinster motives 1. To splinster the party 2. cause further doubt about the goverance of the country
    If the nation newspaper really has barbados interest at heart it would disallowed and refrain from lying in a bed of imposters and positioners who have no qualms of drinking from a contaminated cesspool of deceit


  78. Miller
    Sorry to disappoint you but I am one of those persons who the member for St. Joseph spoke about at your branch meeting as recorded in Wednesday Nation who told him that there is no difference between the BLP and DLP when it comes to corruption. Those young persons who are holding these meetings should jump into the fray and start a party. I would vote for the young man that runs the Vagrant Association over any present politician In Barbados.


  79. Why are DLP and its supporters going to so much trouble trying to convince us Peter Wickham is a “fraud” and his polls are fake?

    Would it be best to just IGNORE Wickham………….. or is it that they actually believe the results of his poll is an accurate reflection of the contempt Barbadians “(absent of DLP supporters of course)” have for the DLP, hence their hostility towards Wickham?


  80. Artax June 28, 2017 at 9:39 AM #

    Chuckle……yup…..the truth can be hard to swallow at times…….and they have no one to blame but their hard ears selves.


  81. This CADRES poll is really about a

    Wick – HAM (Peter)

    Promoting a

    Wick – HER. (Mia)

    That is why Dale Marshall said he ain’t got one damn thing to do wid it !

    He further said that he is not in any promotion of the same – sex agenda by his BLP

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