More than 61 per cent of the 421
respondents to last week’s caycompass.com online poll rated the government’s
first year in office as poor or failing.
The largest segment of respondents,
163 people or 38.7 per cent, gave the government a failing grade.
“They are following the examples
set by the US, Canada, Australia, and Europe, down a path to total economic and
social destruction of a nation,” said one person.
“The UDP government is the worst in
our history,” said someone else.
The second largest segment of
respondents, 95 people or 22.6 per cent, rated the government’s first year in
office as poor.
“What have they done, really?”
asked one person. “A lot of talk and too little action.”
“Make some hard decisions already
and quit trying to please everyone,” said someone else. “Ease up on small
business or we will lose all of our jobs. Cut costs to consumers so we can
spend. Welcome expats who want to invest here and do away with the ‘us and them
“I might have given them a fair
rating until Premier Bush announced plans to muzzle the press,” said another
Another 92 people, or 21.8 per
cent, gave the government a ‘fair’ rating in its first year in office.
Fifty-three people, or 12.6 per
cent, rated the government ‘good’ in its first year.
“They had a lot to overcome from
the previous administration,” said one person.
“They have had a tough job but seem
to be making a real go at it,” said someone else.
“Better than what PPM did in four
years,” said another respondent.
Only 18 people, 4.3 per cent, gave
the government an excellent rating in its first year in office. However, none
of those respondents made any comments.
Next week’s online poll question
What will you do when grocery
stores start charging for plastic bags?
Just pay the five cents per bag
Bring my own bags
Not use bags anymore
Stop going to the grocery store
Move to another country
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