27 Mar 2014

Overwhelming Majority of NL Residents Support Dunderdale’s Resignation

HALIFAX:  A clear majority of Newfoundland and Labrador residents support Kathy Dunderdale’s decision to resign as Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc. Specifically, eight in ten (81%) NL residents completely or mostly support the resignation. Meanwhile, one in ten (12%) residents completely or mostly oppose the resignation, while less than one in ten either don’t know or do not offer an opinion (7%). Support is similar across the province.

“Rather stunningly, the unpopularity of former Premier Dunderdale was nearly universal and crossed all political lines,” said Don Mills, Chairman and CEO of Corporate Research Associates, “The results validate the Premier’s decision to resign having clearly lost the confidence of the population of Newfoundland and Labrador.”

Support for Dunderdale’s resignation is similar regardless of satisfaction with government, geographic location, or party support.

These results are part of the CRA Atlantic Quarterly®, an independent, quarterly survey of Atlantic Canadians, and are based on a telephone sample of 400 adult Newfoundland and Labradorians, conducted from February 11 to March 2, 2014, with overall results accurate to within ± 4.9 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.

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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