The polling firm was totally correct regarding Sunday's results and in 2008 was within the margin
SD. Like a batter that is having a good day at the plate, the polling firm of Greenberg, Quinlan Rosner has gone two for two in their forecasts regarding the results of the presidential elections in this country.
They were on target in 2008 when together with the Diario Libre they began to publish their surveys, and they returned once again now, with their prediction for voting last Sunday, coinciding exactly with the percentages obtained by the two leading candidates in the elections.
Last 14 May, the polling firm published the results of a survey that was taken between May 2 and 7, according to which the candidate for the administration's Dominican Liberation Party (PLD) would get 51% of the vote against his opposition from the Dominican Revolutionary Party (PRD), Hipolito Mejia, who would obtain 46%.
According to the last bulletin from the Central Electoral Board published yesterday, with 99.11% of the votes counted, Medina achieved the presidency of the Republic with 51.24% of the votes, while Mejia reached 46.93% of the voters' preference.
In the case of the candidate from Alianza Pais, Guillermo Moreno, the forecast was for him to receive 1% of the votes, and he obtained 1.37%.
In 2008, the polling firm said two days before the elections that President Leonel Fernandez would win re-election with 53% of the votes although they noted that the margin of error was 2.8%.
In that process, Fernandez obtained 53.83%, while the opposition candidate of the Dominican Revolutionary Party, Miguel Vargas Maldonado, reached 40.48%, three percentage points more than the 37% that Greenberg had forecast.
In the case of the Reformist Party (PRSC), which on that occasion took part with their own candidate, Amable Aristy Castro, the percentage of votes obtained was 4.59%, and the pollsters had forecast 6%, also within the margin of error.
De Diario Libre