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N.L. Liberals continue to lead in CRA poll


The Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador is preferred over other provincial parties by almost a two-to-one margin, according to the latest Corporate Research Associates (CRA) poll.

The CRA says 48 per cent of decided voters back the Liberal Party, according to its latest poll, compared to 50 per cent in May 2015. One-quarter support the Newfoundland and Labrador NDP  — 25 per cent, compared with 22 per cent in May.

Meanwhile, support for the governing Newfoundland and Labrador Progressive Conservative Party rests at 27 per cent, unchanged from the May survey, and one per cent prefer the Green Party, also unchanged from the May poll.

Undecided residents account for 28 per cent (up from 22 per cent in May), while three per cent refused to state a preference and four per cent said they either support none of the parties or do not plan to vote.

In terms of satisfaction with government, 49 per cent of residents polled said they were satisfied satisfied with the performance of the government, up two per cent over the last survey in May.

Fourty-six per cent said they were dissatisfied, down from 40 per cent in the previous survey. Ten per cent didn’t offer a definite opinion.

Premier Paul Davis’ personal popularity has dropped slightly in the latest poll, to 24 per cent, compared with 26 per cent three months ago.

Fourty-two per cent said they supported Dwight Ball of the Liberal Party, compared with 43 per cent in the last survey.

NDP leader Earle McCurdy stands at 17 per cent, compared with 18 per cent in the earlier poll, while 17 per cent said they prefer none of these leaders, someone else, or have no definite opinion at this time.

The CRA said these results are part of the CRA Atlantic Quarterly, an independent telephone survey of Atlantic Canadians, and are based on a sample of 812 adult Newfoundland and Labrador residents. The survey was conducted from Aug. 11 to Sept. 2, 2015 with overall results for the province accurate to within ± 3.4 percentage points in 95 out of 100 samples.

 

 

The CRA says 48 per cent of decided voters back the Liberal Party, according to its latest poll, compared to 50 per cent in May 2015. One-quarter support the Newfoundland and Labrador NDP  — 25 per cent, compared with 22 per cent in May.

Meanwhile, support for the governing Newfoundland and Labrador Progressive Conservative Party rests at 27 per cent, unchanged from the May survey, and one per cent prefer the Green Party, also unchanged from the May poll.

Undecided residents account for 28 per cent (up from 22 per cent in May), while three per cent refused to state a preference and four per cent said they either support none of the parties or do not plan to vote.

In terms of satisfaction with government, 49 per cent of residents polled said they were satisfied satisfied with the performance of the government, up two per cent over the last survey in May.

Fourty-six per cent said they were dissatisfied, down from 40 per cent in the previous survey. Ten per cent didn’t offer a definite opinion.

Premier Paul Davis’ personal popularity has dropped slightly in the latest poll, to 24 per cent, compared with 26 per cent three months ago.

Fourty-two per cent said they supported Dwight Ball of the Liberal Party, compared with 43 per cent in the last survey.

NDP leader Earle McCurdy stands at 17 per cent, compared with 18 per cent in the earlier poll, while 17 per cent said they prefer none of these leaders, someone else, or have no definite opinion at this time.

The CRA said these results are part of the CRA Atlantic Quarterly, an independent telephone survey of Atlantic Canadians, and are based on a sample of 812 adult Newfoundland and Labrador residents. The survey was conducted from Aug. 11 to Sept. 2, 2015 with overall results for the province accurate to within ± 3.4 percentage points in 95 out of 100 samples.

 

 

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