Support for Conservatives in NL is Unchanged and Remains High

Posted by on Jun 4, 2009

HALIFAX: Residents of Newfoundland and Labrador continue to support the ruling provincial PC Party, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc.  Presently, seven in ten (72%, compared with 71% in February 2009) of decided voters back the PCs, while two in ten (19%, compared with 22%) prefer the Liberals.  Less than one in ten (8%, compared with 7%) support the NDP.  The number of Newfoundland and Labrador residents who are undecided, do not plan to vote, or refuse to state a preference is stable this quarter (16%, compared with 15%).

Overall satisfaction with the performance of the PC government remains very high. Presently, 85 percent of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are satisfied with the performance of the provincial government (compared with 88% three months ago). Just over one in ten (13%, up from 9%) are dissatisfied.

PC leader Danny Williams’ personal popularity remains high at 77 percent (compared with 79% three months ago). Preference for Liberal Leader Yvonne Jones as Premier stands at 11 percent (unchanged), and backing for NDP Leader Lorraine Michael is also stable at 6 percent (compared with 5%).  Six percent (compared with 5%) like none of these leaders, or have no definite opinion.

These results are part of the CRA Atlantic Quarterly®, an independent survey of Atlantic Canadians, and are based on a sample of 403 adult Newfoundland and Labrador residents.  The survey was conducted from May 12 to May 30, 2009 with results for the province accurate to within +4.9 percentage points in 95 out of 100 samples.

For more information, please contact: Don Mills, CRA President and CEO, at (902) 722-3100.

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