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PNM poll puts Deyalsingh ahead

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
PNM St Joseph candidate Terrence Deyalsingh lifts Jada Cazeau, grandaughter of Erline Pierre, during his visit to Upper Bushe Street, Petit Bourg, yesterday.

The Opposition PNM’s internal tracking poll has shown that PNM St Joseph candidate Terrence Deyalsingh’s chances in Monday’s by election are very favourable. He revealed the contents of the latest PNM poll yesterday while speaking to reporters on a walkabout in the Maitagual Upper Bushe Street area, San Juan.


Deyalsingh said he had fears soon after last week’s Local Government election about possible burnout by voters but he said that fear had decreased day-by-day since he now felt voters have been pumped up by the local government results and there no longer was any fear that voters would be too tired to come out and vote on Monday.


Deyalsingh added: “People have been calling me from all over T&T. They want to come out and vote on Monday but more than that they simply want to vote. “They just want a general election sooner rather than later. The plane’s nose is pointing down. “We are going to crash. This is the second by-election in one year.”

 Deyalsingh also said it was unbelieveable that a candidate could initiate projects in an area. He said it was for a local or central government to do projects. He said PNM plans for St Joseph included addressing flooding infrastructural work to clear all waterways. He said farmers have told him about the need to relocate from Aranguez which he said was now urbanised and people were building houses on what was farming land.


Deyalsingh said PNM supported campaign financing reform. On the financing of his own campaign Deyalsingh said that was being done by himself, his “family and so on.” He did not identify the source or elaborate on who was the “so  on”. He, however, said he did not have campaign meetings on TV or large full colour ads in the newspapers.

Accompanying Deyalsingh on the walkabout was a large music truck blaring PNM’s theme song and a group of red-clad PNMites. They carried jerseys and flags to give out to people along the way.  



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