THE latest tribune242.com poll saw a big swing in the final hours of it being online.
On Thursday, The Tribune published the results of the poll, which asked who readers thought should be the leader of the Free National Movement.
Loretta Butler Turner was in front with 47 per cent of the vote, with current party leader Dr Hubert Minnis second with 20 per cent. The rest of the votes went to Hubert Ingraham (15 per cent), Dr Duane Sands (eight per cent) and an “other” candidate (10 per cent).
But in the hours after publication of the story, there was a late flurry in voting from which Dr Minnis came out on top with 44 per cent, Mrs Butler-Turner second (36 per cent), Mr Ingraham (9 per cent), “other” (6 per cent) and Dr Sands (5 per cent).
Readers had mixed views in comments on the website.
“Sheeprunner12” said: “LBT is a tireless worker... charismatic engaging character... straight-talker and... pracitcal tactician. These are more than enough good traits to be an effective political leader... anywhere.”
“Well mudda take sic” said: “Butler nor Sands are suitable candidates to lead the FNM; both carry far too much unfavourable political baggage making them lightning rods for much divisiveness within the electorate and their own party.”
“Honestman” said: “The FNM needs to have a convention and decide who is the best candidate to lead them into the next election. I know these events cost money but the benefit of having one this year is that it would give the elected leader the chance to create some momentum and authority going into the polls in 2017.”
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