04 Jun 2014

NB Liberals Widen Lead in Voter Intentions

HALIFAX: The NB Liberal Party has widened its lead over the other provincial parties, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc. Over one-half of New Brunswick decided voters support the Liberal Party (53%, up from 43% in February 2014). Meanwhile, three in ten back the governing PC Party (28%, compared with 31%), and under two in ten support the NDP (16%, compared with 21%). Green Party support is stable (3%, compared with 4%), while less than one percent of decided voters back the People’s Alliance of New Brunswick (unchanged). The number of residents who are undecided rests at 33 percent (compared with 31%), while six percent refuse to state a preference (compared with 5%), and six percent support none of the parties or do not plan to vote (compared with 7%).

Presently, one-third of New Brunswick residents are either completely or mostly satisfied with the provincial government (35%, compared with 33% three months ago), while over one-half (54%, compared with 56%) are dissatisfied. Meanwhile, 11 percent do not offer an opinion (compared with 10%).

David Alward’s personal popularity is stable this quarter, with two in ten New Brunswick residents preferring Alward for Premier (20%, compared with 22%). Brian Gallant of the Liberal Party is preferred by one-third of residents (35%, compared with 31%) and support for Dominic Cardy of the NDP stands at 11 percent (compared with 15%). Six percent (compared with 4%) prefer David Coon of the Green Party, while one percent (unchanged) prefer Kris Austin of the People’s Alliance of New Brunswick. Seven percent of New Brunswick residents prefer none of these leaders or support others (compared with 8%), while two in ten (20%, compared with 19%) do not offer a definite opinion.

These results are part of the CRA Atlantic Quarterly®, an independent telephone survey of Atlantic Canadians, and are based on a sample of 800 adult New Brunswickers, conducted from May 12 to May 31, 2014, with overall results accurate to within ±3.5 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.

For more information, please contact:
Margaret Chapman, Vice President at (902) 493-3834

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