Overwhelming majority of N.L. residents supported Dunderdale’s resignation: CRA poll

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A clear majority of Newfoundland and Labrador residents supported Kathy Dunderdale’s decision to resign as premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, according to the most recent survey by Corporate Research Associates (CRA) Inc.

Kathy Dunderdale — Telegram file photo


Specifically, the CRA said in a news release eight in ten (81 per cent) of residents completely or mostly supported the resignation, while only one in 10 (12 per cent) completely or mostly opposed the resignation. Less than one in 10 responded that they either didn’t know or didn’t want to offer an opinion (seven per cent).

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

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 Feb. 11 to March 2, 2014, with overall results accurate to within plus or minus 4.9 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.



Organizations: CRA Atlantic Quarterly

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Don Mills

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  • NLbornAlbertaPaid
    March 28, 2014 - 00:29

    I guess she was "not recommendable".

  • roy
    March 27, 2014 - 19:51

    Cathy Dunderdale' s heart was in the right place, but she didn't have the charisma , she wasn't flamboyant enough and she had a bunch of yes men in her party, everytime her picture was taken there was two or three members behind her smiling , looking like idiots which they are. Mr Marshall is supposed to have said, Mr. Ball spent $4000,000.00 to become leader, all he had to do was get out of bed and get dressed, goes to show who she had helping her.

  • jack
    March 27, 2014 - 16:16

    Premier Dunderdale was thrown to to wolves by the same old sly foxes that are now kissing general public ass

  • Charles Hanrahan
    March 27, 2014 - 15:59

    Why do you feel it is necessary to publish this? This woman is no longer Premier of this province or in any way associated with the government of this province. Leave the woman alone and move on for the love of GOD….

    • Dolf
      March 28, 2014 - 19:31

      But she did leave us with a rather large tab Charles, like $12 billion dollars.

  • Dunderale supporter
    March 27, 2014 - 15:50

    The CRA also reported that, in response to a follow-up question, more than half of the 12% opposed to Dunderdale's resignation said they hoped she would be at the helm when the Tory ship of state sinks in the next general election.

  • Guy Incognito
    March 27, 2014 - 15:37

    Dunderdale and Jerome will be remembered in infamy......the rest are doing their best to save their skins by distancing themselves from the old premier....

  • Joe
    March 27, 2014 - 15:32

    Who put in the word "independent". Is that "independent" like The Canadian Taxpayers Federation?

  • Dolf
    March 27, 2014 - 14:22

    Rather stunningly? She was the disgraceful author of her own downfall. Arrogance personified. I commend her 'tho for hiding out since her departure.