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|FPA Poll: Brumskine-Siakor vs Sirleaf-Boakai in 2nd Round Presidential Vote||| Print ||
|Friday, 03 June 2011 00:41|
With a second round of voting which would pit President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf against the Liberty Party’s Charles Walker Brumskine, Liberians voting electronically via a FrontPageAfrica electoral poll preferred a hold onto power by the ruling UP if the presidential election was held today.
Under the caption ‘If the Elections were Today-Who Will Win?’ hundreds of FPA online readers have voted the Sirleaf-Boakai ticket in an opinion poll that sees the newly crafted team of Brumskine and Franklin Siakor overtaking the popular but re-structured opposition ticket of Winston Tubman and George Weah.
The joint ticket containing Dew Mayson and Jewel Howard-Taylor or Joseph Korto finishes third, according to the poll results.
According to the FPA voting poll which lasted from the 16-31 May, the Brumskine-Siakor Liberty Party ticket received 38.6% voted by 340 persons followed by the incumbent Sirleaf and her ‘long-time friend’, Vice President Joseph N. Boakai favored by 330 voters, constituting 37.5%.
The poll result of 881 opinion voters showed a dismal performance of the CDC which managed 12.1% as voted for by 107 opinion voters on a ticket that witnesses a swap of Weah’s presidential ambition with that of Tubman.
The single largest political party finished first in the 2005 elections’ first round with a little over 28% of the votes, which saw a gap of almost 10% for Sirleaf’s 19% while Brumskine finished third at the time with 13%. The CDC however lost during the second round of polls to Sirleaf who got over 59% of the votes. The ‘Billionaires’ Club’ ticket fielding Mayson and either Senator Taylor or former Education Minister Korto finished fourth with 7.3% cast by 64 opinion voters.
The 881 voters who began participating in the electronic poll which began on May 16 and ended May 31 has 5.2% of them expressing uncertainties, which constitutes 36 persons.
Some electoral observers’ analyses are not far from the FPA opinion votes for the month of May. On the possible overtaking of the Brumskine-Siakor’s ticket over the Tubman-Weah’s ticket, some analyse the declining interest among the CDC’s youthful voters due to their iconic soccer legend’s ‘number-two’ sacrifice as a most likely outcome for the party finishing third in the presidential race.
If the poll result is anything that would have an impact on the presidential election slated within four months, then the battle between Sirleaf and Brumskine promises to be a probably more intensive one than that of the November 8, 2005 runoff.
While it is obvious that the likes of Mayson and Tubman would be rallying around Brumskine in their desperate way of unseating Sirleaf in the second round, would it be possible to see Weah headed in similar direction with a command over his huge supporters given the feud that erupted between him and Brumskine in the aftermath of the failed CDC-Liberty Party ‘Dream Ticket’?
See Votes Below
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 June 2011 14:13|