Satisfaction With Nova Scotia NDP Government Rebounds
HALIFAX: After stabilizing last quarter, satisfaction with the NDP government is showing improvement, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc. Just under one-half of Nova Scotia residents are satisfied with the overall performance of the Dexter government (48%, up from 42% in August 2010). Just over four in ten are dissatisfied (43%, down from 47%), while one in ten (9%, compared with 10%) do not offer an opinion.
Currently, less than four in ten decided voters prefer the NDP (38%, compared with 37%), while support for the Liberal Party decreased slightly (31%, down from 35%). Support for the PC Party increased (26%, up from 21%), while four percent prefer the Green Party (down from 7%). Those with no stated preference included those who were undecided (31%), do not plan to vote (5%), or refuse to state a preference (6%).
Premier Darrell Dexter’s personal popularity has also improved over the past six months, and currently rests at 31 percent (compared with 27% in August 2010). Support for Stephen McNeil of the Liberal Party decreased slightly (27%, down from 31%), while support for Jamie Baillie of the PC Party rests at 17 percent (compared with 16%). Preference for John Percy of the Green Party is stable at four percent (compared with 5%), while Jonathan Dean of the newly formed Atlantica Party is preferred by one percent (unchanged). Over one in ten Nova Scotians (14%, compared with 15%) are undecided in terms of leader preference, while the remainder prefer none of these leaders (6%, unchanged).
These results are part of the CRA Atlantic Quarterly®, an independent, quarterly survey of Atlantic Canadians, and are based on a sample of 805 adult Nova Scotians, conducted from November 8 to November 23, 2010, with results accurate to within + 3.4 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.
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