02 Sep 2010

NL Residents Remain Highly Satisfied with Provincial Government

HALIFAX: The ruling provincial PC Party continues to receive high levels of support from residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc. Presently, three-quarters (76%, compared with 75% in May 2010) of decided voters back the PCs, while less than two in ten (17%, compared with 16%) prefer the Liberals. Seven percent (compared with 8%) support the NDP. Those with no stated preference included those who were undecided (12%), do not plan to vote (5%), or refuse to state a preference (2%).

Overall satisfaction with the performance of the PC government remains extremely high. Currently, nearly nine in ten (87%, unchanged from three months ago) residents are either completely or mostly satisfied with the performance of the PC government, while one in ten (10%, unchanged) are dissatisfied.

PC Leader Danny Williams’ personal popularity remains high and rests at 77 percent (compared with 79% in May 2010). Preference for Liberal Leader Yvonne Jones as Premier stands at 11 percent (unchanged) and backing for NDP Leader Lorraine Michael is stable at six percent (compared with 4%). Six percent 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 401 adult Newfoundland and Labrador residents.  The survey was conducted from August 10 to August 30, 2010 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) 493-3820.

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Amanda Bates