03 Oct 2013

Strong Majority of Islanders Think Senator Mike Duffy Should Resign

HALIFAX:  There is widespread support for the resignation of Senator Mike Duffy from the Federal Senate, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc. Islanders were asked if Senator Mike Duffy, Prince Edward Island’s representative in the Upper House, should resign his Senate seat following recent revelations of improperly claimed living expenses. A majority of Islanders, over eight in ten (85%), think Mike Duffy should resign from the Senate. Meanwhile, less than one in ten (6%) think Mike Duffy should not resign, while less than one in ten (8%) are undecided or do not offer an opinion.

“It is abundantly clear that Islanders believe the honourable course of action for Mike Duffy is to resign his Senate seat,” according to Don Mills, Chairman and CEO of Corporate Research Associates. “It will be hard for the Senator or the Prime Minister to ignore the wishes of the citizens of Prince Edward Island.”

Across the province, residents in Kings, Queens and Prince Counties are equally likely to agree that Senator Duffy should resign his seat in the Upper House.

These results are part of the CRA Atlantic Quarterly®, an independent survey of Atlantic Canadians, and are based on a sample of 300 adult Prince Edward Islanders, conducted from August 7 to August 27, 2013 with overall results accurate to within ± 5.6 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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CRA Corporate Research Associates