According to the poll if Mr. Jagdeo were to be the PPP/C’s candidate for the next election, voters believe he would easily win re-election as they do feel the current choices available from the opposition parties cannot defeat him.
The report of the NACTA poll further stated, when asked whether Mr. Jagdeo should be allowed to seek another term as President 47% said yes while 31% said no, with 22% offering no response.
According to a source while the Constitution does not allow President Jagdeo to run for a third term, this recent development could bring to the fore the issue of whether a referendum should be held to determine whether he should be given the chance to run for a third term based on his popularity.
This development also comes on the heels of the recent view offered by St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves that there should not be term limit for leaders within CARICOM because of an obvious shortage of quality leadership in the region. He further noted that we in the region should not follow everything which the US has adopted.
President Jagdeo for his part has publicly stated that he is not interested in a third term but the findings of this recent poll could bring some pressure on him from his supporters to perhaps reconsider his position, especially in light of the many achievements that have been made under his stewardship as President.