Support for provincial Tory government, Williams as premier remain high: survey

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The ruling provincial PC Party continues to receive exceptionally high levels of support from residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc.
According to a news release, presently three-quarters (75 per cent, down from 80 per cent in February) of decided voters back the PCs, while less than two in 10 (16 per cent, compared with 15 per cent) prefer the Liberals.
Eight percent (compared with 5 per cent) support the NDP.
The number of Newfoundland and Labrador residents who are undecided, do not plan to vote, or refuse to state a preference currently stands at 22 per cent (up from 16 per cent).
Overall satisfaction with the performance of the PC government remains extremely high. Currently, nearly nine in 10 (87 per cent, down from 93 per cent three months ago) residents are either completely or mostly satisfied with the performance of the PC government, while one in 10 (up from 3 per cent) are dissatisfied.
PC Leader Danny Williams' personal popularity remains high at 79 per cent (compared with 81 per cent in February). Preference for Liberal Leader Yvonne Jones as premier stands at 11 per cent (compared with 8 per cent), and backing for NDP Leader Lorraine Michael is stable at four per cent (compared with 5 per cent).
Five per cent like none of these leaders, have no definite opinion, or prefer others.
These results are part of the CRA Atlantic Quarterly®, an independent survey of Atlantic Canadians, and are based on a sample of 808 adult Newfoundland and Labrador residents. The survey was conducted from May 11 to May 31, 2010 with results for the province accurate to within + 3.4 percentage points in 95 out of 100 samples.

Organizations: PC Party, Corporate Research Associates, NDP CRA Atlantic Quarterly

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador

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  • Calvin
    July 02, 2010 - 13:32

    How many people do you know? Stop the Racket and Dannystan?

  • Leo
    July 02, 2010 - 13:20

    More proof Yvonne Jones should do the right thing for the Liberal party and step down as leader as soon as possible.

  • John Smith
    July 02, 2010 - 13:19

    The premiere is running the province valve, not entering into a grade five like him, not like him contest. You should go back to bed b'y, you sound tired.Good to hear that 80% polled still ...LIKE...the premiere. LMAO

  • Jerome
    July 02, 2010 - 13:16

    Danny is great and the best person ever. Yvonne Jones is incompetent.
    I love our Government.

  • Watcher
    July 02, 2010 - 13:11

    Valve Watcher, those people you see in the the mirror aren't actually your friends, you know. Just saying.

  • Valve
    July 02, 2010 - 13:09

    Yawn... Every two weeks there's a poll showing overwhelming support for Williams. Yet, not one person I know likes him. Nothing like constantly whipping up hype to prop up your dictatorship. Yawn...

  • Don Lester
    July 02, 2010 - 13:09

    Go Danny Go !!!!!!!

  • Valve
    July 02, 2010 - 13:09

    Calvin, about 1000 times as many people as you. In other words, 1000 people.

  • Calvin
    July 01, 2010 - 20:21

    How many people do you know? Stop the Racket and Dannystan?

  • Leo
    July 01, 2010 - 20:03

    More proof Yvonne Jones should do the right thing for the Liberal party and step down as leader as soon as possible.

  • John Smith
    July 01, 2010 - 20:01

    The premiere is running the province valve, not entering into a grade five like him, not like him contest. You should go back to bed b'y, you sound tired.Good to hear that 80% polled still ...LIKE...the premiere. LMAO

  • Jerome
    July 01, 2010 - 19:56

    Danny is great and the best person ever. Yvonne Jones is incompetent.
    I love our Government.

  • Watcher
    July 01, 2010 - 19:47

    Valve Watcher, those people you see in the the mirror aren't actually your friends, you know. Just saying.

  • Valve
    July 01, 2010 - 19:45

    Yawn... Every two weeks there's a poll showing overwhelming support for Williams. Yet, not one person I know likes him. Nothing like constantly whipping up hype to prop up your dictatorship. Yawn...

  • Don Lester
    July 01, 2010 - 19:44

    Go Danny Go !!!!!!!

  • Valve
    July 01, 2010 - 19:44

    Calvin, about 1000 times as many people as you. In other words, 1000 people.