Survey: Public backs gov’t covid19 response – Trinidad and Tobago Newsday

Survey: Public backs gov't covid19 response

The headline tells one story, but when you dig into the details the facts reveal a completely different picture, and exposes just how deliberately fabricated this "survey" really is. First there is the actual size of the survey sample (936 people in a population of 1.4 million – hardly a significant sample size), and next is the stated ethnicity and distribution of those respondents: "The respondents were 50 per cent female and 50 per cent male. Thirty-seven per cent said they were “African”, 24 per cent Indian and 39 per cent mixedThirty-five per cent were in west Trinidad, 25 per cent in south, 24 per cent in the east, 15 per cent in central, and one per cent in Tobago." In terms of identified ethnicity and location alone it's obvious that this is heavily weighted in favour of the PNM (37% African + 39% mixed vs 24% Indian, and 35% in west + 24% in east vs 25% in south + 15% in central), and the "results" are therefore not surprising. The purpose of this survey is to promote the narrative that the PNM handled the pandemic well, in the same fashion that they used the Oxford University "ranking" (which it wasn't) to similar effect. This is going to be their banner going into the general election, and from all appearances that is going to be called soon after the lockdown is lifted. Watch this space…

Survey: Public backs gov’t covid19 response – Trinidad and Tobago Newsday

The government’s response to the outbreak of the coronavirus has received a generally positive response from the public, according to research by the consultancy firm Market Facts and Opinions (MFO). The results of the research were released on Tuesday. The report is based on the response to surve…


Source