05 Dec 2012
Support for NB PC Government Remains Stable, Liberal Party Gains Ground with New Leader
HALIFAX: Support for the provincial PC Party remains stable this quarter, while the Liberal Party gains ground with a new leader, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc. Support for the PC Party among decided voters stands at just under four in ten residents (38%, unchanged from three months ago). Meanwhile, a similar number back the Liberals (38%, up from 32%), while two in ten support the NDP (19%, compared with 24%). Green Party support is stable (4%, compared with 6%), while one percent of decided voters back the People’s Alliance of New Brunswick (compared with less than 1%). Four in ten residents are undecided, do not plan to vote, or refused to state a preference (40%, compared with 44%).
Satisfaction with the performance of the provincial PC government is stable this quarter. Presently 46 percent (compared with 47% in August 2012) of New Brunswick residents are either completely or mostly satisfied with the provincial government, while a similar number (49%, unchanged) are dissatisfied. Five percent do not offer an opinion (compared with 9%).
Three in ten New Brunswick residents prefer David Alward for Premier (29%, compared with 33%), while Brian Gallant of the Liberal Party is preferred by approximately three in ten (29%, up from 18% for Interim Leader Victor Boudreau). Support for Dominic Cardy of the NDP stands at 11 percent (compared with 15%). Five percent (compared with 6%) prefer David Coon of the Green Party, while three percent (compared with 1%) prefer Kris Austin of the People’s Alliance of New Brunswick as Premier. Seven percent of New Brunswick residents like none of these leaders or prefer others, while just under two in ten do not offer a definite opinion.
These results are part of the CRA Atlantic Quarterly®, an independent survey of Atlantic Canadians, and are based on a sample of 400 adult New Brunswickers, conducted from November 13 to December 1, 2012, with overall results accurate to within ±4.9 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.
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