Newfoundland Liberals distant third, Tories leading over NDP in Environics poll

The Canadian Press ~ OBJ
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A new opinion poll has found that the Newfoundland and Labrador Tories hold a strong lead over their rivals while the Opposition Liberals are in last place among those surveyed.

Thirty-eight per cent of respondents backed the incumbent Progressive Conservatives, compared to 23 per cent for the NDP and nine per cent for the Liberals.

Thirty per cent were undecided.

The online poll was conducted by Environics Research Group and provided exclusively to The Canadian Press.

Unlike traditional telephone polling, in which respondents are randomly selected, the Environics survey was conducted online from Sept. 29 to Oct. 4 among 708 people.

The respondents were chosen from a larger pool of people who were recruited and compensated for participating.

The non-random nature of online polling makes it impossible to determine the statistical accuracy of how the poll reflects the opinions of the general population.

The provincial election is Tuesday.

Organizations: NDP, Newfoundland and Labrador Tories, Progressive Conservatives Environics Research Group Canadian Press.Unlike

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  • BI
    October 06, 2011 - 07:03

    We have Paul Davis running in Paradise - who is running Liberal and NDP. Are they afraid to put up signs to at least show who might run against this person or is it a done deal that Paul will win anyway. Nobody has been to a door, and no signs up at all.

  • Cyril Rogers
    October 05, 2011 - 22:37

    Why publish the results of a poll that has no scientific validity? That is no different than the straw polls conducted on VOCM or in The Telegram on a daily basis. In my opinion, the headlines are misleading because the results are not verifiable and could easily discourage any party or candidate trailing in the race. I consider such headlines to be irresponsible journalism, despite the disclaimers in the small print.

    • True Colors
      October 06, 2011 - 14:22

      Only you Liberals seem to have a problem with the polls.

  • Ed
    October 05, 2011 - 22:22

    Cant wait to see the Liberal press conference on this. This is the fifth poll that was worng now. These pollsters must have something against rural Newfoundland?

  • William Daniels
    October 05, 2011 - 19:50

    I'm going with the orange crush. First time NDP voter in Harbour Maine.

  • Sailor
    October 05, 2011 - 16:30

    The only way the polls could be less for the Liberals is if they had the Ralph Wiseman mayor of Paradise as the Liberal party leader. Then the polls would show zero.

  • David from Paradise
    October 05, 2011 - 15:53

    The provincial Liberals are going the way of their federal counterparts. They have nothing and stand for nothing except being in power. I would never vote NDP because I disagree with everything they stand for but at least they stand for something. The Liberals used to get power by stealing whatever policy positions from other parties they thought would get them elected but those days are gone. Nobody is buying their crap anymore. On another note, they have zero credibility on whether a power deal is good or not. The Liberal's idea of a power deal is the Upper Churchill. Need I say more. Good riddance.

  • Jason Clarke
    October 05, 2011 - 15:11

    Has anyone seen the Liberal candidate in Mount Pearl South lately? He seems to have vanished off the face of the Earth - maybe he saw these poll results and ran!

  • Harvey
    October 05, 2011 - 15:04

    Am I reading this correctly ? If the non-random nature of online polling makes it impossible to determine the statistical accuracy of how the poll reflects the opinions of the general population, why do the poll ?