Poll respondents mostly satisfied with PCs

Barb Sweet
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Kathy Dunderdale (left) addresses Damian Coombs’ concerns about the construction industry during a campaign stop in Frenchman’s Cove Tuesday.

Satisfaction with Kathy Dunderdale’s Tory government is high, according to a Corporate Research Associates (CRA) poll conducted exclusively for The Telegram.

The in-depth poll, with a sample size of 800, was carried out between Sept. 29 and Oct. 3. The margin of error for overall results is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points, with a 95 per cent confidence level.

Ten per cent of respondents said they are completely satisfied with the PCs led by Dunderdale, followed by 63 per cent who are mostly satisfied.

Some 17 per cent said they are mostly dissatisfied, while five per cent said they are completely dissatisfied. The remainder had no opinion or no answer.

A series of five questions was asked of respondents concerning which party best manages various issues.

The PCs came out ahead on all of them — who has the best vision for the future of the province, who can best deal with issues regarding the health-care system, who can best handle current global economic challenges, who can best maintain a balanced budget and who can best deal with social problems including public safety and crime.

The NDP finished second on all five issues.

The Liberals finished fourth, behind “don’t know/no answer” on almost all issues, except third when it comes to who has the best vision for the future of the province.

The NDP came closest to the PCs when it came to health and dealing with problems like public safety and crime.

On health, 48 per cent of respondents chose the PCs, while 26 per cent said the NDP.

On public safety and crime, 26 per cent picked the NDP and 45 per cent chose the Tories.

“The PCs are universally strong across the province,” CRA president and CEO Don Mills said.

He said the NDP resonates with many people on softer issues, but doesn’t come as close on economic challenges and maintaining a balanced budget.

Organizations: NDP, Corporate Research Associates, Board of Trade

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Notre Dame, Labrador West Bonavista

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  • holy smokes
    October 10, 2011 - 16:14

    95 per cent confidence level. +/- 3.5% Not from what I have heard and IF there were anyone else there with the flowing revenue currently experienced........I wager dollars to dough nuts that as good a job in not better could have been done........money talks.....ask everyone who had a road paved 'before' an election........LOL especially on the souther shore!!!!

  • Veronica
    October 09, 2011 - 14:10

    I'm from the Corner Brook area...when I vote on Oct.11, I will not be voting for the PC.s this time....they don't do anything for our area...and all you see is people living home to make a better living. I will be voting for a different party this time around.

  • dianne
    October 08, 2011 - 10:08

    Mr Coombs...your from the Corner Brook area...look at what going on in the fours distruit...losing jobs...people moving away...and our four PC Candidates are doing nothing about this...and they wants us to vote for them once more...i say forget it...lets give our votes to some other party.

    • Sarah
      October 09, 2011 - 14:58

      Like the Liberals, oh wait, we already tried that and they did worse.