Support for N.L. PC government eroding, CRA survey says
- Premier Kathy Dunderdale's popularity continues to slide, according to the latest CRA poll. — Telegram file photo
- Results from the latest Corporate Research Associates Inc. poll. — Source www.cra.ca
- NDP Leader Lorraine Michael was chosen as the preferred provincial leader by 31 per cent of CRA respondents in a recent survey. — Telegram file photo
- Yvonne Jones, Dwight Ball and Kevin Aylward were chosen as preferred provincial leaders by 16 per cent of respondents in a recent CRA poll. — Telegram file photos
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- Burin Peninsula
- - September 6, 2012 at 16:06:47
Comes As No surprise to most people.... Big corporations government, while nothing to help ordinary working famalies or our Traditional Industries, The fishery Gutted, and no help for the workers who helped build those companies yet companies like OCI will Probably get furthur exemptions to ship more fish out unprocessed, Despite the fact a wopping 93% of people across this province voted in an NTV poll that they should not get furthur exemptions to ship our resourses away unprocessed.... This government will continue to pay a price for those kinds of Decisions.
- - September 6, 2012 at 14:39:54
Hey John W Sullivan....after reading your post, I had to re-post........you hit it right on the head man...!!...good job.......could not agree with you more about the 3 year thing. Why should these people get to hog these wonderful paying jobs for years...??...and then get the big cushy pension..???....pure crap.......share the wealth....once you serve your 3 years, let somebody else have a chance, and the turnover would help ensure against corruption...just like in accounting you should have internal controls, and one principle of sound internal controls in the rotation of duties...helps provide protection of assets, as one would be less likely to steal something if they knew someone else coming into the job behind them may discover.....sound business concept, and isn't that what a government is, a big business, so run it like a business, and stop letting people hog and be just plain greedy. Even in the US, you can only be president for 2 terms, and while there are many reason for this, one of them is certainly to let someone else take the reigns.
- Cold Future
- - September 6, 2012 at 14:33:45
The premier is just taking it for the team. By the time the next election rolls around, the Muskrat will be sanctioned and well underway. The damage to the electricity consumers will be well entrenched -too late to turn back.Then the premier will get the boot, big pension and possible appointments to mining company boards. You've got to love democracy and politics and accept who benefits and who pays through the nose in the end.
- John Smith
- - September 6, 2012 at 14:27:24
60% satisfied with the current government...most parties would be jumping for joy with that kind of support. Then again, when you look at what the competition is offering up I don't think the PC party of NL has anything to worry about.
- Frank M
- - September 6, 2012 at 14:12:08
In the interest of accuracy in polling, CRA should only offer the name of Dwight ball as he has officially been interim leader for 8 months now. There is no need to confuse or influence respondents by uttering the names of Yvonne Jones or Kevin Aylward.
- - September 6, 2012 at 14:05:48
People say that Danny did a great job .That in my opinion is because he was a very successful business man.people cant come in of the street and run a successful business and govt is a big business.maybe there should be a list of qualifications for anyone running for any office.Popularity is just not enough and in my opinion the Dunderdale govt, do not have the smarts to run a govt. as they all seem to be working off the 1 brain.
- - September 6, 2012 at 14:04:58
Looks good on them for poorly treating disabled people driving e-bikes, such as Chesley Earle, as of late.
- - September 6, 2012 at 13:55:53
I still get a great laugh out of the wannabees and the media.........saying the tories are "sinking" and support is "eroding"....hey, any party would kill for 45%......the previous highs were a product of the great support for Mr. Williams, and if he were still here, no matter what he did, the support would be there......now we have a "common" premier, much like many premiers of the past, and support is around or even above what other parties have enjoyed in the past......but, of course you will still get the dingbats jumping all over this trying to convince people that the tories are finished...well, guess what, they are not...and you hopefulls out there, that's all you have...hope. Can't wait to see how the opposition puts a spin on this one....on with the comedy hour.
- Scott Free
- - September 6, 2012 at 13:16:07
That Secret Society known as the Con Party of NL has ostracised itself from its constituency; the good ship Tory is sinking. Mismanagement, inaction, lies, deceit, cover-ups are bringing it down; political patronage appointments can't even save it. Coat-tail politicians will jump ship next election.
- John W. Sullivan
- - September 6, 2012 at 13:09:50
I don't think it makes a heck of a difference who you vote in. Whoever gets in does what they please and as usual we all continue to complain about the same old crap. And it is my opinion, that anyone should not hold office under any circumstance more than 3 years. Any longer than this, they get too cushy with their responsibilities, and they just stick to their own agenda regardless of those who voted them in and the important issues at hand. And again, it is my opinion that most of those who serve on Government don't earn the big fat, generous pension they receive. But then again, how is this to be changed? It is those people who make their own rules to greatly serve themselves.
- - September 6, 2012 at 13:03:25
And if those numbers (and they'll get worse) don't call for a referendum on Muskrat there's no logic left in the province.
- Maurice E. Adams
- - September 6, 2012 at 12:52:09
Seems to me that government needs to pay a little more (maybe a lot more) heed to the opinions of those non-experts (voters/ratepayers), and a little (maybe a lot less) heed to its 'experts' and corporate sector (who want to cash in on government policies designed primarily (if not specifically) for their best interest --- but not for the best interest of voters/ratepayers. Government needs to get its priorities in order and re-focus as to 'whose' best interest it is their to serve....... I think the polls reflect that.