19 Sep 2014

Gap Narrows as Election Nears

HALIFAX: In the run up to voting day, the NB Liberal Party has a nine percentage point lead over the PCs although the gap has narrowed considerably, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc. Less than one-half of New Brunswick decided and leaning voters support the Liberal Party (45%, compared with 48% in August 2014). Meanwhile, more than one-third back the governing PC Party (36%, up from 29%), and one in ten support the NDP (11%, down from 17%). Green Party support is stable (6%, compared with 4%), while two percent of voters back the People’s Alliance of New Brunswick (unchanged). The number of residents who are undecided rests at 18 percent (compared with 14%), while eight percent refuse to state a preference (up from 4%), and five percent support none of the parties or do not plan to vote (compared with 7%).

David Alward’s personal popularity has improved compared with August results, with one-quarter of New Brunswick residents preferring Alward for Premier (27%, up from 22%). Brian Gallant of the Liberal Party continues to be preferred by one-third of residents (32%, compared with 35%) and support for Dominic Cardy of the NDP stands at seven percent (down from 11%). Six percent (compared with 5%) prefer David Coon of the Green Party, while two percent (unchanged) prefer Kris Austin of the People’s Alliance of New Brunswick. Six percent of New Brunswick residents prefer none of these leaders (unchanged), while two in ten (20%, compared with 19%) do not offer a definite opinion.

These results are part of an independent telephone survey and are based on a sample of 489 adult New Brunswickers, conducted from September 15 to September 18, 2014, with overall results accurate to within ±4.4 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.

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