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The federal Liberal party has extended its lead over its Conservative counterparts as far as Islanders are concerned, according to the latest MQO Research poll.
MQO spoke with 400 P.E.I. residents to gauge the political temperature in the province for the January edition of its quarterly political poll.
The latest numbers show the Liberals party has extended its lead over the Conservatives on P.E.I.
Among decided and leaning voters support for the governing Liberals jumped eight percentage points to 52 per cent, while Conservative support held steady at 30 per cent.
“We see the vote moving to the federal Liberals,” said Stephen Moore, vice-president at MQO Research.
“If this continues, P.E.I. is looking very good for Justin Trudeau and the Liberals.”
Support for the federal Greens edged down four percentage points to 10 per cent and NDP support also trended downward four points to seven per cent.
The undecided/no vote group held steady at 35 per cent.
Ratings for the leadership of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held steady with a mean score of 5.2 on a 10-point scale.
The Atlantic Matters poll was conducted by telephone from Jan. 21-27 and included 400 randomly selected eligible voters from across the province.
The margin of error for the total sample is plus/minus four percentage points 19 times out of 20.