PNP leadership challenger, Peter Bunting, is favoured by the public to lead the Opposition People’s National Party, PNP, over incumbent leader, Dr. Peter Phillips.
A poll conducted by data intelligence firm – Bluedot Insights, in association with Nationwide News, found the Central Manchester MP, having an 8 percentage point advantage over Dr. Phillips as the better man to lead the 81-year-old political party.
The poll also found that the respondents feel Bunting would do better than Phillips in a general election against Prime Minister, Andrew Holness.
The Nationwide Bluedot Insights poll also found that both a Bunting and Phillips-led PNP would lose to a Holness-led JLP in a general election.
The poll was conducted over 5-days between August 22 and 26.
Bluedot Insights surveyed just under 12-hundred Jamaicans in the poll. It has a margin of error of 3%.
In a head-to-head match up in a general election, Holness would beat Bunting by 16-percentage points: 58 to 42%.
And, he would demolish Phillips by 26 percentage points: 63% to 37%.
Both, Dr. Phillips and Bunting are locked in an intense contest to win the support of PNP delegates next Saturday, September 7.