05 Sep 2012

Support for Mike Savage as the Next Mayor of HRM Remains High

HALIFAX: Support for Mike Savage as the next mayor of the Halifax Regional Municipality continues to be high, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc. Currently, two-thirds of decided voters prefer Savage (67%, compared with 69% three months ago). Other candidates continue to follow distantly, with Tom Martin garnering support from thirteen percent (compared with 15%) and Fred Connors with ten percent (compared with 11%). Matthew Warona is preferred by six percent (up from 3%), while Vince Hall garners support from three percent (compared with 1%). Meanwhile, just over one-third of HRM residents are undecided (27%), prefer none of the declared candidates (7%), or indicate it depends (2%).

Support for Savage is highest in the former City of Dartmouth (82%, up from 68%) and he retains majority support across other communities in HRM. Preference for Tom Martin continues to be highest in the Bedford/Sackville area and in the rural areas of the municipality. Support for Fred Connors is highest in the former City of Halifax, while both Matthew Worona and Vince Hall garner their highest support from Bedford/Sackville residents.

These results are part of the CRA Halifax Urban Report, an independent survey of Halifax Regional Municipality residents. The results are based on a sample of 411 adult residents, conducted from August 10 to August 20, 2012, with results accurate to within ±4.8 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.

For more information, please contact: Margaret Brigley, President and COO at (902) 493-3830.

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CRA Corporate Research Associates