The vast majority of Bonaireans know little or nothing of Dutch politics and Dutch politicians. The parties did not made a great effort to campaign in the fresh Dutch municipality and the information about the elections remained below standard.
Four of the ten Bonaireans indicated to plan to vote on September 12, but eighty percent of that group has not yet decided on whom they will vote.. Only twelve percent of the islanders is confident that the interests of Bonaire will be well looked after by the Dutch politicians in parliament.
This has become evident from the results of a poll conducted last week in Bonaire Curconsult commissioned by Radio Nederland Wereldomroep, RNW.
The educated Bonairean voter follows the Dutch political developments better than the primary and secondary educated ones. They are also more likely to vote, but the rates are still well below half the number of respondents. It appears that the older people on Bonaire follow the politics in the Netherlands better than the younger.
Source: Caribiana, September 4, 2012