New polling by PFP shows perilous situation for Conservatives

New polling conducted by The Panem Free Press following the recent presidential debate and the recent economic report released by the Department of Commerce.

The following questions were polled:

  • What party do you most affiliate with?

    • Conservative, Liberty, Labor, Civic, Centre, Independent, or Undecided
  • Do you approve of the Canth administration?

    • Approve, Disapprove, Neutral, Undecided
  • What is your view of President Rick Canth?

    • Approve, Disapprove, Neutral, Undecided
  • Out of the following options, who will you vote for in this year’s presidential election?

    • Rick Canth, Peeta Mellark, Robert F. Maxwell, Felicia Ren, Cecelia Paylor, Elizabeth Steinbeck, Undecided
  • Out of the following options, who will you vote for in this year’s vice presidential election?

    • Jackson Canth, Rebecca Tarson, Lynn Germaine, Joan Kindred, Samuel Trenton, Pauline Crystal, Undecided
  • Does the recent debate have an effect on your choice in the presidential election?

    • Yes, No, Undecided
  • Does the recent economic report have an effect on your choice in the presidential and vice presidential elections?

    • Yes, No, Undecided

  • What issue is most important to you?

    • The economy, domestic policy, crime/corruption, foreign policy, other, undecided


Here are the results of the polling.

What party do you most affiliate with?

Liberty – 34 percent

Independent – 27 percent

Conservative – 13 percent

Labor – 12 percent

Civic – 9 percent

Undecided – 5 percent

Do you approve of the Canth administration?

Disapprove – 64 percent

Approve – 23 percent

Neutral – 9 percent

Undecided – 4 percent

What is your view of President Rick Canth?

Disapprove – 84 percent

Approve – 9 percent

Neutral – 4 percent

Undecided – 3 percent

Out of the following options, who will you vote for in this year’s presidential election?

Peeta Mellark – 46 percent

Robert F. Maxwell – 24 percent

Rick Canth – 8 percent

Felicia Ren – 8 percent

Cecelia Paylor – 5 percent

Elizabeth Steinbeck – 5 percent

Undecided – 4 percent

Out of the following options, who will you vote for in this year’s vice presidential election?

Rebecca Tarson – 40 percent

Lynn Germaine – 29 percent

Samuel Trenton – 9 percent

Joan Kindred – 7 percent

Pauline Crystal – 6 percent

Jackson Canth – 6 percent

Undecided – 3 percent

Does the recent debate have an effect on your choice in the presidential election?

Yes – 54 percent

No – 43 percent

Undecided – 3 percent

Does the recent economic report have an effect on your choice in the presidential and vice presidential elections?

Yes – 97 percent

No – 1 percent

Undecided – 2 percent

What issue is most important to you?

The Economy – 56 percent

Foreign Policy – 26 percent

Crime/Corruption – 11 percent

Domestic Policy – 3 percent

Other – 2 percent

Undecided – 2 percent


ANALYSIS: The Conservative Party, based on this polling, is heading for a monstrous loss in November. Following the collapse of the Panem economy in what is being dubbed as the new “Great Depression,” the Conservative ticket, already beleaguered by scandals, a dismal economy, and a messy situation abroad, has taken its final hit. Barring a massive miracle in which every candidate collapses massively over the next two months, the Canths will not return to the Capitol in January.

Meanwhile, a few candidates have received good news from this polling. The Liberty Party ticket of Mellark/Tarson is seems to maintain an impenetrable wall of support on the heels of gaffe after gaffe from the Conservative ticket. If this sort of result continues, Mellark and Tarson will easily claim victory in November by what may be the largest electoral margin since Katniss Everdeen’s first win over then-President Cecelia Paylor.  Also receiving good news is the Steinbeck/Crystal ticket. The independent ticket, which up to this point had not received beyond one or two percent of support, now is receiving five to six percent of support. Steinbeck trails Crystal in support despite running on the same ticket, mostly due to Steinbeck’s high-profile divisiveness. This support, if they were registered under a party, would entitle them a spot in the upcoming debate. However, since they are independent, they still must climb to ten percent support to qualify. However, rumor has it that they will appeal to the PDC regarding this on the grounds that they belong to the Independent Party, which is technically a registered party in Panem but rather serves as a placeholder for those with no technical party.

Also receiving good news are the other candidates. The Labor and Civic tickets remained the same but now challenge the Conservative ticket, a major feat for the minority parties. The Maxwell/Germaine ticket officially has become the chief competitor to the Liberty ticket with both members of the ticket polling second to their Liberty counterparts. However, it seems unlikely at the moment that they can make up the ground to defeat the Liberty ticket in November.

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