Only 45 per cent of people recently surveyed in Newfoundland and Labrador said they would vote for the PC government if an election were held today in the province.
That’s down from 60 per cent in 2011, according to the latest Atlantic quarterly report, released today by Corporate Research Associates Inc.
The survey involved 800 residents, 18 years and older who were interviewed between Aug. 9 and Sept. 2.
The New Democratic Party was chosen by 33 per cent as the provincial party of choice, ahead of the Liberals with 22 per cent and only one per cent support for the Green Party. Thirty per cent said they were undecided.
In response to how satisfied they are with the overall performance of the provincial PC government, six per cent of the survey respondents said they are completely satisfied while 52 per cent said they are mostly satisfied, 22 per cent indicated they are completely dissatisfied and 12 per cent said it’s too soon to tell.
Premier Kathy Dunderdale was chosen by 37 per cent of respondents as the person they most prefer to lead the province, with NDP Leader Lorraine Michael close behind with 31 per cent support and 16 per cent picking Liberals Yvonne Jones, Kevin Aylward or Dwight Ball as their preferred leaders.
Corporate Research Associates Inc. says its survey is accurate within plus or minus 3.5 percentage points in 95 out of 100 samples.