25 Apr 2014

Fiji Sun political opinion poll queried

12:06 pm on 25 April 2014

The political grouping, the United Front for a Democratic Fiji, has questioned the accuracy of the opinion polls published by the Fiji Sun newspaper after the regime leader deferred this week's planned launch of his political party indefinitely.

The Front, which includes the parties in parliament at the time of the 2006 military coup, says the three parties making up the Front jointly have just nine percent support while Fiji First has the backing of an absolute majority.

The paper's polling shows the regime's proposed Fiji First Party has nearly 20 times more support than the Labour Party.

The Front says nine percent would be about 24,000 people which is the same number of individuals that signed up when the three parties re-registered last year for the election promised for September.

The regime leader, Rear Admiral Frank Bainimarama, who is under police investigation for breaching the Political Parties decree, said this week he was still collecting more signatures to launch his party.

The Fiji Sun says Rear Admiral Bainimarama is on 82 percent in the Preferred PM polls, saying his popularity is like an unstoppable political juggernaut.

Police cannot say when their investigation is complete.