22 Jun 2016

Few Islanders want Senator Duffy to represent PEI in the Senate, despite acquittal

HALIFAX, NS June 22, 2016: A clear majority of Islanders oppose Senator Mike Duffy continuing to representing their province in the Federal Senate, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc.

Despite Senator Mike Duffy’s recent acquittal of all charges related to fraud bribery and breach of trust, seven in ten (71%) Islanders oppose Senator Duffy continuing to represent Prince Edward Island in the Upper House, while one-quarter (23%) are in support. Meanwhile, less than one in ten (6%) are undecided or do not offer an opinion.

“It is evident that Senator Duffy does not have the confidence of Islanders to represent them in the Senate,” according to Don Mills, Chairman and CEO of Corporate Research Associates. “This is in keeping with a previous CRA poll in October 2013 where a strong majority of PEI residents felt Senator Duffy should resign when charges were initially made about the Senator’s improper living expense claims.”

These results are part of the CRA Atlantic Quarterly®, an independent telephone survey of Atlantic Canadians, and are based on a sample of 300 adult Prince Edward Islanders, conducted May 6 to May 30, 2016 with overall results accurate to within ± 5.7 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.

Corporate Research Associates (CRA), www.cra.ca, is one of Canada’s leading public opinion and market research companies. Founded in 1978, CRA is dedicated to providing clients with state-of-the-art research and strategic consulting services. CRA is a Certified Gold Seal Member of the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association (MRIA), which sets stringent standards as a condition of membership, and enforces those standards through independent audits. Follow us on Twitter @CRAInsight.


For more information, please contact:

Don Mills, Chairman and CEO, at (902) 493-3838
Margaret Brigley, President and COO, at (902) 493-3830

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Amanda Bates