Look Who’s Rating High In 2017 Liberia’s Presidential Polls

L/R: Joseph N. Boakai of Unity Party and Charles W. Brumskine of Liberty Party

As Liberians gradually creeping towards October 10, 2017, the date set aside by the National Elections Commission (NEC) for the country’s general and presidential elections to usher in a new leadership to steer the state of affairs, report coming from our dozens of pollsters around the country over the past months has released the names of two major candidates who electorates were interviewed by our pollsters have been considered as the most talked about around the Country.

According to our pollsters, the presidential candidate of the Unity Party (UP) and Vice President of Liberia, Ambassador Joseph N. Boakai and the political leader of the opposition Liberty Party (LP), one of Liberia’s learned legal practitioners, Charles Walker Brumskine are said to be the most talked about candidates around the Country in the race.

According to the survey, this followed by Senator George Manneh Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Congress (CDC), the Standard Bearer of the Alternative Congress (ANC), Mr. Alexander B. Comings, the Standard Bearer of the All Liberian Party (ALP) of businessman Benoni Urey and  the political leader of the Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE) of former Governor  Joseph Mills Jones.

According to our pollsters around the country, the Unity Party (UP) Standard Bearer, Ambassador Joseph N. Boakai and the political leader of the Liberty Party (LP), Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine supports continue to swell in most of the counties covered by our pollsters in most parts of the country, with many of those interviewed expressing their support to these individuals in their bid to rule Liberia.

The sampling of views from targeted groups of Liberians including the elderly, the women group and the young people has further discovered that many of the elderly who were randomly interviewed expressed their support to the Joseph N. Boakai presidential bid, while others called for change by expressing their support to the Liberty Party presidential candidate, Cllr. Charles W. Brumskine.

According to our survey, the UP and the LP presidential candidates are topping in the polls professionally conducted around the country, topping others presidential aspirants including the CDC, ANC, ALP and MOVEE.

In southeastern and northwestern Liberia, our pollsters said the support of the political leaders of LP, UP are also making significant impact, as electorates in that part of the country vowed to publicly canvass for their respective candidates for the pending 2017 presidential elections.

While at the same time, the youthful population in that part of the country are also expressing their support to the political leaders of the CDC, ANC, ALP in their respective bid for the nation’s highest seat, the presidency.

In central and western Liberia, our pollsters said the political leaders of the LP, UP, CDC, ANC, ALP and MOVEE are significantly making impact in their bid to capture the presidency; in Bong and Lofa Counties, according to our pollsters, LP, UP, CDC ANC, MOVEE and ALP are politically doing all in their powers to win the votes for their respective quest for power.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.