Daily Gleaner election news, Sunday August 19

Written by JamaicaElections.com

sun19.jpgPOLITICAL AD WATCH - Statistics show JLP gaining on PNP
With just a week of campaigning left (Hurricane Dean permitting) before the August 27 general election, the latest Bill Johnson polls, commissioned by The Gleaner, show the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has gained some four points from among voters who were undecided just four weeks ago.

‘Dean’ could postpone voting of security forces
If damage associated with dangerous category Four Hurricane Dean is catastrophic, the security forces may not vote on Tuesday as planned.

No clear choices - Party candidates in dead heat, electors look to leaders
While party leaders, Portia Simpson Miller and Bruce Golding, continue to show marked differences in personal standings, electors at the constituency level are hard-pressed to identify which candidates of the People’s National Party or the Jamaica Labour Party would perform better as Members of Parliament (MP).

Bunting remains confident
PETER BUNTING, the People’s National Party (PNP) candidate for Central Manchester, has dismissed assertions that the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) will win the seat in the upcoming general election.

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