22 Feb 2017

Fiji's Bainimarama remains well ahead in latest poll

From , 6:02 am on 22 February 2017

Fiji's prime minister Frank Bainimarama has continued to score highly in the latest poll by Tebbutt Research.

Seventy-eight percent of the 982 people surveyed over three days earlier this month said he was doing a very good or good job.

Forty-four percent said he was their preferred prime minister.

It's a slight drop from last year but the FijiFirst leader remains well ahead of his nearest rival Sitiveni Rabuka who leads the largest opposition party Sodelpa.

A scholar of Fiji politics Steven Ratuva told Sally Round the large number who are undecided on their preferred prime minister is significant with the next election looming.

The Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama at Government House in Auckland

Frank Bainimarama Photo: RNZ/ALEX PERROTTET