Federal Liberals lead in CRA poll

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Interim federal Liberal Leader Bob Rae. — File photo

The federal Liberals have taken the lead in voter support in Atlantic Canada this quarter, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc.  

The Liberals have improved their standings in all four Atlantic Provinces.

Support for the Liberal Party has increased this quarter at 36 per cent up from 23 per cent in November 2011.

Support for the Conservative Party is down to 30 per cent from 39 per cent a year earlier.

Support among decided voters for the NDP stands at 30 per cent, down from 36 per cent one year ago.

Four percent prefer the Green Party, compared with two per cent one year ago.

Meanwhile, over four in 10 are undecided, do not plan to vote, or do not offer a response, that’s 44 per cent, compared with 41 per cent one year ago.

One-quarter of Atlantic Canadians — 24 per cent up from 13 per cent one year ago — would prefer Interim Liberal leader Bob Rae as primeminister, according to the poll, while three in 10 (28 per cent, compared with 30 per cent) back current Primeminister Stephen Harper.

Support for Thomas Mulcair of the NDP is stable despite a decline in party support at 22 per cent, while backing for Elizabeth May of the Green Party stands at seven percent, up from  four per cent.

For full story, see Wednesday's Telegram.



Organizations: Corporate Research Associates Inc. The Liberals, Liberal Party, Conservative Party NDP Green Party

Geographic location: Atlantic Canada, Atlantic Provinces

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  • Aunt Lizzie
    January 08, 2013 - 15:12

    The polling company actually breaks down the results by province - why doesn't the Telegram do some homework and report on the numbers here in Newfoundland and Labrador? In this province, the Liberals are in third place with 28% of voter support, compared to 30% for the Conservatives and 41% for the NDP. 36% say they are mostly or completely satisfied with the Harper government. Frankly, the Liberals deserve their third place showing in this province - our Liberal MPs are utterly useless. But the NDP's lofty numbers are shocking, considering how badly our province's NDP MPs have performed so far - especially Ryan Cleary, who says his MP pension should be more generous and wants the seal hunt to end.

  • Thirty-Two of Three Hundref and Eight
    January 08, 2013 - 12:57

    Atlantic Canada only represents 11 percent of the seats in Parliament. Elections are decided in Quebec, Ontario and the West. Harper knows that.

    January 08, 2013 - 11:53

    and this is what you call news. back to cnn