Nida Poll: Election trouble ahead

The Feb 2 general election is unlikely to go smoothly, according to more than half of people questioned by Nida Poll.

The pollster at the National Institute of Development Administration (Nida) asked 1,254 people across all regions for their views on the election in a survey conducted from Dec 17-19.

According to the poll, 55.34% of respondents think the coming election will not run smoothly because opposition groups will try to derail it. However, 32.70% said the polls would be unaffected and the rest had no comment.

Asked about how fair and transparent the general election would be compared to previous polls, 28.79% of respondents said the election would be less fair than in the past and 21.13% said it would be the least fair election to date. But 28.63% believed it would be fairer, 8.29% said it would be the fairest poll yet.

On the political situation after the election, 47.21% said they believe political turmoil will continue, 21.85% said conflict would increase, but 20.33% thought the situation would improve.

Asked whether the election or national reform should be carried out first, 46.33% said national reform should be the priority, 36.28% said the election, while 4.31% said both should be done in parallel.

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Discussion 1 : 20/12/2013 at 10:53 PM
As the head of the NIDA poll has come out supporting the PDRC can we even look at the poll numbers from this group seriously.
Discussion 2 : 20/12/2013 at 02:42 PM
Can't argue with that, ask the people...

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