Based on a poll posted on MiyVue.com, “Should Dr. Douglas step down as political leader of St. Kitts-Nevis, who would be a suitable replacement?” Harris has been leading with more than 50 percent of the votes since the erection of the poll on 7th February, 2011.
This poll was created based on the response from the previous which asked, “Given recent political discussions and calls for Prime Minister Denzil Douglas to Step Down, do you think that he should do so, or ignore the calls?” According to the votes, 78.5% indicated that the PM should step down while 21.5% felt that he shouldn’t.
Harris exceeded his three opponents: Mark Brantley, Lindsay Grant and Deputy Prime Minister, Sam Condor. On the day this article was written Dr. Harris was leading with 151 votes (58.8%), Brantley was considered to be the second choice with 49 votes (19.1%), with Grant receiving 39 votes (15.2%) and Condor pulling up the rear with only 18 votes (7%).
It is clear however, that persons are still in favour for a leader from the St. Kitts Labour Party, if Dr. Douglas was to go.
What’s interesting though is that persons seem to be more in favour of Mark Brantley who is the Opposition Leader and member of the Concern Citizens Movement (CCM) on Nevis to be the federation’s next leader.
MiyVue.com contacted the Opposition leader for his comments on the poll’s result and though his response was short, Brantley said, “I am overwhelmed to know that the people of St. Kitts and Nevis have such high confidence in me as a prospective leader.”
Minister Harris was unavailable for a comment because he is off island on Government business, while efforts to contact Condor and Grant were unsuccessful.