Satisfaction with NB Government Increases Significantly
SAINT JOHN: Satisfaction with the performance of the PC government increased significantly this quarter, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc. Presently, seven in ten (68%, up from 62% in February 2011) New Brunswick residents are either completely or mostly satisfied, while two in ten (19%, down from 22%) are dissatisfied. The number of residents who say it is too soon to tell decreased to three percent (down from 8% three months ago).
The provincial PCs continue to hold a wide lead over the Liberals, with a large percentage of undecided voters still evident. More specifically, under six in ten residents (56%, compared with 58% in February 2011) back the PCs, while support for the Liberals stands at 20 percent (down from 27%). Backing for the NDP has increased (20%, up from 8%), while support for the Green Party has decreased (1%, down from 6%). Three percent of decided voters back the People’s Alliance of New Brunswick (up from 0%) this quarter. Two in ten are undecided (22%), while six percent do not plan to vote, and nine percent refuse to state a preference.
Support for David Alward slightly decreased this quarter, with four in ten (39%, down from 42% three months ago) stating Alward is their preferred choice for Premier. The next leader of the Liberal Party is preferred by less than two in ten (15%, compared with 16%), while support for Dominic Cardy, the new leader of the NDP, stands at 14% (compared with 6% for the next leader in February). Five percent (unchanged) prefer Jack MacDougall of the Green Party, while 0 percent (compared to 2%) prefer Kris Austin of the People’s Alliance of New Brunswick as Premier. Four percent of New Brunswick residents like none of these leaders or prefer others (compared with 6%), while two in ten do not offer a definite opinion (22%, unchanged).
These results are part of the CRA Atlantic Quarterly®, an independent survey of Atlantic Canadians, and are based on a sample of 800 adult New Brunswickers, conducted from May 12 to May 31, 2011, with overall results accurate to within ± 3.5 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.
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