A new poll released today by a pro-Muskrat Falls project group seems to indicate that a majority of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are in favour of building the $7.4-billion hydroelectric dam.
The poll asked, “As you may or may not be aware, the decision of whether or not to develop the Muskrat Falls Hydro-Electric project is drawing near. All things considered, do you (list of response options) the development of Muskrat Falls to meet the future power needs of Newfoundland and Labrador?”
The results were that 66 per cent of those surveyed support the development of Muskrat Falls to one degree or another, while 19 per cent did not have an opinion and 15 per cent opposed the development.
The poll was commissioned by I Believe in the Power of NL and conducted by pollsters Corporate Research Associates Inc. (CRA).
According to CRA, it used a random probability sampling, with a sample size of 400 people, with an accuracy rating of within plus or minus 4.9 per cent in 19 out of 20 samples.