By almost a two-to-one margin, when asked which party do you believe is in touch with the concerns of most Bermudians, voters cited the PLP (48.4% versus 25.4% for the OBA) in a recent poll by Profiles of Bermuda.

Nearly 1 in 5 voters (18.2%), felt that neither party were in touch with their concerns while1 in 10 (8%) were unsure.

Concerns by Race

By race, there were stark differences. While 69.1% of Black voters felt that the PLP were more in touch with the concerns of Bermudians, 56.2% of Whites felt that the OBA were in touch with peoples’ concerns. In addition, 1 in 10 Whites (10.1%) felt that the PLP were in touch with the concerns of the people, while a similar amount of Blacks (9.3%) felt that theOBA were more in touch with Bermudians’ concerns.

Concerns by Income

By income, more than half of those households earning between $50,000 and $100,000 (56.6%), as well as those earning under $50,000 (54.5%), were more inclined to feel that the PLP were more in touch with their concerns. In addition, nearly 4 in 10 (39.5%) of those earning more than $100,000 stated the PLP were more in touch with their concerns, while one-third of this group (32.3%) stated the OBA. However, of all households who felt that the OBA were more in touch with their concerns, two-thirds of them (65.6%) had in-comes in excess of $100,000. For the PLP the figure was 45.6%.

There were no significant differences by age and gender.

GRAPH: Which party do you believe is in touch with the concerns of most Bermudians?
(supplied by Profiles of Bermuda)


The survey was conducted among 375 registered voters between 20MAR14 and 18MAY14 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 5%. Some 69% of respondents were obtained by landlines, 24% by cell phones and 7% via the Internet. By race, 62% of respondents were Black while 31% were White. (In the voting population, 63% are Black and 24% are White). Data for all demographics were weighted to reflect the 2010 Census. More survey results will be released later.