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

Teresa Wright twright@theguardian.pe.ca
Published on March 11, 2016

Premier Wade MacLauchlan

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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.