Premier Kathy Dunderdale's popularity up by one point, at 22 per cent
A new poll has painted a bleak picture for Premier Kathy Dunderdale and the PC Party, but the numbers will give a boost to the Liberals.
According to quarterly polling done by Halifax-based Corporate Research Associates, the Liberals have 41 per cent of public support, compared to 33 per cent for the NDP and 26 per cent for the PC Party.
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael is the most popular political leader, with 35 per cent of people saying she'd be the best choice for premier. Dunderdale has 22 per cent support, and Eddie Joyce has 21 per cent for the Liberals.
The PC Party has been on a steady slide for more than a year, and the latest numbers are their lowest levels yet.
The Liberals, meanwhile, have had a pretty good few months; five leadership candidates are vying for the top job in the party, and last week Independent MHA Tom Osborne joined the Liberal Party.
Meanwhile, the NDP saw a small dip in support as well — down five percentage points since the spring.
October will mark the two-year anniversary for Dunderdale since she won a majority in the 2011 general election. On election day in 2011, the PCs took more than 50 per cent of the popular vote.
This is a corrected version.