9-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Shot in Head in Croixville Housing Community; Police Detain 15-Year-Old

Concerned Residents Clean Christiansted Town Using Their Own Tools, Money, and Some Help from the VI Fire Service

Territory May See Veterans Cemetery Through DeGazon-Sponsored Bill

Credit and Debit Cards of WAPA Customers Were Compromised Since August 30th, WAPA Says, Authority to Finally Start Issuing Notification Via Mail and Email

Sports Tourism in VI Gains Momentum as DC United Team is set to Play Exhibition Soccer Game on St. Croix

Carnival Breeze Brings 3,700 Tourists to St. Croix During Maiden Call; Senators, Tourism Officials Want to See More

Limetree Bay Willing To Provide $10 Million To Help Add Life to a Dying G.E.R.S.

American Airlines to Serve St. Croix With New Flights Next Summer

The Sudden Death of Influential Roots Reggae Visionary, Vaughn Benjamin of Midnite Band and Akae Beka, Has Rocked the Virgin Islands and Reggae Community Around the World

Arthur A. Richards K-8 School Hosts Anti-Bullying Campaign

Come Out. Hang Out. Have Fun at The Meat Up, One of St. Thomas’ Latest Hot-Spot for Good Food with Friends and Family.

UVI Board of Trustees Approves $47.1 Million Fiscal Year 2020 Budget; Sets $3 Million Fundraising Goal

Man Dies During Early Morning Car Accident on St. Croix; Driver of Car Arrested (Updated)

'You Did Everything You Could to Prevent this from Happening': An Emotional Goodbye to Young Aaron Benjamin

Back in Business: Cost U Less on St. Thomas Opened its Doors Friday to Thousands of Customers 2 Years after Irma and Maria

Bill Aimed at Regulating Credit Use by Gov't Departments and Agencies Among Others Held in Committee

Juan Luis Hospital Announces Completion and Availability of Mobile Dialysis Facilities

Tractor Trailer With Tank Carrying Thousands Of Gallons of Liquified Gas Flips Near Cool Out Bar; Driver Injured But Alive

Credit and Debit Card Hack Through WAPA Appears to be Widespread in Virgin Islands; WAPA Says Support Services Will be Made Available to Affected Customers

Facing Life in Prison Without Parole, Mother and Boyfriend Plead Not Guilty in Murder of 4-Year-Old Boy

VI Consortium Online Gubernatorial Poll: Christensen 41%, Mapp 38%; Race Too Close To Call

Featured / News / Politics / Virgin Islands / November 3, 2014

The Christensen-Ottley and Mapp-Potter gubernatorial teams are going head-to-head, according to new polling results conducted online by the VI Consortium.

With approximately 2,369 votes cast, the poll, which allowed respondents to vote only once per internet IP, has Christensen holding on to a slim 41 percent lead over Mapp’s 38 percent.

VI Consortium 2014 Gubernatorial Poll

VI Consortium 2014 Gubernatorial Poll

Of those whom took the poll, 393 did so on social media platforms, including Facebook and Google Plus. See chart below:

Votes Via Social Media

Votes Via Social Media

Gender breakdown shows 5.6 percent of pollsters were female, followed by 5.1 percent male. The remaining percentage was comprised of anonymous voters.

Below is a chart with a percentage breakdown of respondents who voted publicly for the candidates. Public voting meant respondents logged into the poll by way of a social media platform.

Public Votes

Public Votes

Below’s chart represents people who voted anonymously for the candidates:

Anonymous Votes

Anonymous Votes

Since our poll was conducted online, it is unclear how many respondents were actually registered and likely voters. The poll opened on Aug. 8 and closed on Nov. 3. Results of a recent scientific poll conducted by UVI, showed 28 percent of respondents intend to vote for the Mapp-Potter team, 23 percent for the Donna Christensen team, 5 percent for the Barnes-Coram team, and 4 percent for Diase-Coffelt-Canegata.

Though the VI Consortium’s poll was not scientific in nature, it shows a race that is not decided, as voters weigh their options in what some deems as the most important election in a generation.

Is the territory headed for a runoff? Will Mapp or Christensen win the election outright? Or, could there be an upset by one of the other candidates? The wait won’t be long.



Ernice Gilbert
I wear many hats, I suppose, but the one which fits me best would be journalism, second to that would be radio personality, thirdly singer/songwriter and down the line. I've been the Editor-In-Chief at my videogames website, Gamesthirst, for over 5 years, writing over 7,000 articles and more than 2 million words. I'm also very passionate about where I live, the United States Virgin Islands, and I'm intent on making it a better place by being resourceful and keeping our leaders honest. VI Consortium was birthed out of said desire, hopefully my efforts bear fruit. Reach me at [email protected].

Previous Post

ES&S Official Outlines Machine Functionality In New Letter To Fawkes

Next Post

Joint Boards Want Police To Remove Voters From Booths After 5 Mins, Says Stickers Can Be Affixed To Ballots For Vote

You might also like

Leave a Reply

More Story

ES&S Official Outlines Machine Functionality In New Letter To Fawkes

Elections Systems and Software, the makers of the DS200 machines that will be used in Tuesday's General Elections, issued...

November 3, 2014