Islanders more satisfied with Ghiz Liberals: poll

Teresa Wright
Published on June 3, 2014
CRA May 2014 poll results

Prince Edward Islanders have increased their satisfaction levels with the Robert Ghiz government, according to the latest poll results from Corporate Research Associates.

A recent CRA survey found over one-half of P.E.I. residents are either completely or mostly satisfied with the overall performance of the government – an increase of 12 points since February.

Meanwhile, the number of Islanders who say they are dissatisfied dropped by 10 points to 41 per cent.

The Ghiz Liberals also held onto their majority support from decided voters in party preference, holding steady at 53 per cent.

The Progressive Conservatives, meanwhile, have moved back into second place, receiving a six-point boost in support this quarter, now standing at 23 per cent.

The PC party has been third behind the uneleceted NDP since August of 2013.

The NDP is now in third place at 21 per cent, down one point this quarter.

The Green party, meanwhile, lost traction, resting at three per cent compared with seven per cent in February.

Liberal Leader Robert Ghiz continues to remain the most popular leader.

Four in ten Islanders surveyed say they prefer Ghiz as premier.

NDP Leader Mike Redmond remains second behind Ghiz in personal support, but went down by two points since the last poll, standing now at 17 per cent..

Interim PC Leader Steven Myers gained three points now has the personal support of 12 per cent of Islanders.

Peter Bevan-Baker of the Green Party stands at six per cent, while eight per cent of Islanders prefer none of P.E.I.’s current political party leaders.

These results are based on a sample of 300 adult Islanders, surveyed by telephone between May 8 to May 22.

Overall results are considered accurate to within plus or minus 5.7 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.

The margin of error for voters who said which political party they prefer is higher, as it is based on a sample size of 180 voters. Party results are considered accurate to within plus or minus 7.3 per cent.