29 Sep 2016

Nova Scotians are divided about Liberal Party calling an early provincial election

  • Opinions of Nova Scotia residents are divided in terms of whether the current NS Liberal Government should call an early provincial election
  • Opposition to calling an early election is highest in Halifax and Cape Breton

HALIFAX, NS September 29, 2016: Recently, there has been discussion that the governing Nova Scotia Liberal Party may call an early election which would be in year three of a four year mandate. Opinions among Nova Scotians regarding an early election are divided, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc.

Nearly one-half of Nova Scotia residents (46%) completely or mostly support the Liberal Party calling an early provincial election. Conversely, a similar percentage (44%) mostly or completely oppose, and ten percent do not know or do not offer an opinion on the matter. Across the province, residents living in Halifax and Cape Breton are more likely to oppose the idea of calling an early provincial election.

“Speculation regarding a fall election in Nova Scotia has abated somewhat,” said Don Mills, Chairman and CEO of Corporate Research Associates. “These results should give pause to the government in terms of considering an early election this year.”

These findings are part of the CRA Atlantic Quarterly®, an independent, quarterly survey of Atlantic Canadians, and are based on a telephone sample of 400 adult Nova Scotians, conducted from August 8 to August 31, 2016, with overall results accurate to within ± 4.9 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

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Amanda Bates