Liberals still on top in P.E.I., according to latest CRA poll

Teresa Wright
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Premier Wade MacLauchlan

Premier Wade MachLauchlan and his Liberal party are still on top in P.E.I., according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc.

Support for the Liberals is at 61 per cent, which is unchanged from the last poll conducted in November 2015.

Meanwhile, backing for all three other political parties on the Island remained stagnant. The Progressive Conservative Opposition stands at 19 percent, up one point this quarter. The Green party and NDP both saw no change in support from decided voters. The Green party is at 11 per cent and the NDP is at nine per cent.  

With regards to government satisfaction, 71 per cent of Islander surveyed said they were completely or mostly satisfied with the overall performance of the MacLauchlan government. This is down three points from November.

Meanwhile, only 20 per cent of Islaners indicated they were unsatistfied. This percentage is unchanged over last quarter.

The number of residents who did not offer a definite opinion stands at eight per cent.

Premier Wade MacLauchlan did see a seven point drop in personal support this quarter, but still remains the most popular choice for premier at 41 per cent.

Green Leader Peter Bevan-Baker is the second most popular party leader, and gained two points this quarter to stand at 22 per cent.

Interim PC Leader Jamie Fox is up two points at 13 per cent and NDP Leader Mike Redmond is up three points to rest at 10 per cent.

Three per cent of Islanders surveyed prefer none of these leaders, while one in ten are undecided or did not offer an opinion.

These results are part of the an independent telephone survey of Atlantic Canadians conducted by CRA, and are based on a sample of 309 adult Prince Edward Islanders.

Interviews were conducted between Feb. 9 and March 7, 2016 with overall results accurate to within plus or minue 5.6 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.



Organizations: Corporate Research Associates, The Green, NDP

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  • Robert Arsenault
    March 11, 2016 - 19:49

    totally crap if his satisfaction and the liberal party is at that level, no jobs, highest electricty rates, business closing and he hasnt completed anything

  • Kim p.
    March 11, 2016 - 15:09

    You conduct and/or present polls while fully withholding fully public documentation. My letter to the Canadian Judicial Council has already been drafted, and it begins with J. Cheverie's "so very balanced decision" to release the names of the PNP applicants ... but not their units. Nor the dates, nor the consultants' yields. kp

  • Kim p.
    March 11, 2016 - 15:02

    I have not yet even tried. The past year was the very, very worst year of my life.

    March 11, 2016 - 14:17

    I'm still waiting for transparency from the Big Bully ...He talks the talk ...just doesn't know how to walk the walk.

  • Indigo
    March 11, 2016 - 12:17

    71% are completely or mostly satisfied, - imagine that, (even if 5 CENT INCREASE on gas is sprung on us 4 days before the regular date of increase. Obviously a great job Wade, carry on .

  • Lotus Blossom
    March 11, 2016 - 12:07

    Islanders are a docile and easily satisfied lot. - things are just humming along, - warts and all. Close the eyes and let things happen---, it could be worse, so don't look under the covers.

  • martin
    March 11, 2016 - 11:07

    Their is no mention of who pays for this independent poll.Maybe you get the writer to let the Guardian subscribers know.

  • Fed up
    March 11, 2016 - 10:44

    No surprise. People who mistakenly voted them in are the ones DOING the survey...and the ones ANSWERING it! If people are realizing just how bad the Liberals are doing, it's not too bright letting on they're happy about it!

    • don
      March 11, 2016 - 16:17

      nor does it say that the liberals has sold off most of our gold reserve.. 35 million in gold sold we are close to being broke good work jt.

  • Cromwell
    March 11, 2016 - 10:07

    Another meaningless Liberal-sponsored poll! Given MacLauchlan's totally insipid first year in office, which has made many Liberals wish that Ghiz hadn't left as Leader, and a total lack of anything useful coming from the governing party, it beggars belief that Islanders still believe that all is well on 'The Gentle Island'. This poll is based on 309 islanders (out of voting population of 90,000 - that's 0.3% of the voters), and it would appear that CRA were very specific as to who they polled. Out of interest, since CRA is far from a non-profit organisation, who paid for this poll, and for what reason?