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Contradictory Poll Examines Popular Opinion on Martelly Government

Recent headlines have reported that Haitian President Martelly’s approval ratings are above 50%. This didn’t make sense given that there have been continuous protests against the current government for months. This article analyzes possible reasons for this inconsistency, including flaws in the methodology of polling and the fact that the poll was conducted by a man with former government ties. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Poll: Majority of Haitians Say Country “Headed in the Wrong Direction” Center for Economic and Policy Research April 3, 2015 A new opinion poll, reported on Wednesday by Jacqueline Charles of The Miami Herald, reveals that while Haitian President Michel Martelly’s personal approval rating remains high, more than 50 percent of respondents thought the country was “headed in the wrong direction.” The Herald reports: Martelly, who will begin […]

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Haiti IDP Survey, July 2010

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Half-Hour for Haiti: Help us out! Review IJDH’s Website

March 29, 2006 Thank you for everyone who wrote to Interim President Boniface Alexandre on behalf of Haiti�s political prisoners.� The letters sent to us were delivered to him on Monday, including one from the 40,000 member Hospital Employees Union. Today isHaiti�s Constitution Day, and so far we have not heard of any releases.� We will let you know next week if there�s good news. IJDH�s website,, has blossomed in the 20 months since we launched it. The site is loaded with news, analyses and human rights reports, and receives 500 visitors a day. It has outgrown the original design, and the website had become as cluttered as my desk. But today we are launching a newly redesigned site, better organized, easier to use and fully searchable. This week�s action: Help us out! We designed to be a […]

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