Satisfaction with Ghiz government rebounds

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PC Party's numbers continue to slide

CHARLOTTETOWN — Satisfaction with the performance of the Robert Ghiz Liberal government increased this quarter, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc.

Premier Robert Ghiz

Survey results were released this morning.

Presently, one-half — 50 per cent, which was up from 42 per cent in August — of Islanders polled are either completely or mostly satisfied with the current government.

But, points out the survey results, a similar number — 48 per cent, down from the 52 per cent in August — are dissatisfied with the Ghiz government’s performance.

The number of residents who do not offer a definite opinion stands at three percent, compared to six per cent three months ago.

The provincial Liberals continue to hold a wide lead over the NDP, a gap that has increased this quarter.

One-half of residents polled — 49 per cent compared to 42 per cent in August — back the Liberals, while support for the NDP stands at 26 percent, a drop from 32 per cent three months ago.

Backing for the PC Party continues to decline, with 17 per cent of those questioned supporting the party, down from 32 per cent in August.

Support for the Green Party rests at seven per cent, a four-per-cent jump in three months.

Less than one percent of those polled say they back the Island Party of P.E.I., which is unchanged from the previous CRA survey.

The number of Islanders who are undecided rests at 29 per cent, an increase of four per cent from August, while five per cent polled refused to state a preference (unchanged), and six per cent asked saying they support none of the parties or do not plan to vote (unchanged).

Liberal leader Robert Ghiz’s personal popularity is up slightly this quarter, with one-third of those polled — 35 per cent, compared with 31 per cent in three months ago, backing the premier.

Meanwhile, one-quarter — 25 per cent, a one per cent increase since August — support NDP Leader Mike Redmond.

Interim Leader Steven Myers of the PC Party has the backing of one in 10 Islanders asked, a one-per-cent drop since the last poll.

Support for Peter Bevan-Baker of the Green Party stands at six per cent, unchanged since August, while one per cent of Islanders polled prefer the next leader of the Island Party of P.E.I., a number that is also unchanged.

One in ten (11 per cent, up from five per cent) prefer none of these leaders, while a similar number (11 per cent, down from 20 per cent) are undecided or do not offer an opinion.

These results are part of the CRA Atlantic Quarterly, an independent telephone survey of Atlantic Canadians, and are based on a sample of 302 adult Prince Edward Islanders, conducted from November 12 to November 27, with overall results accurate to within ± 5.6 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times. 

 

Organizations: NDP, PC Party, Green Party Island Party CRA Atlantic Quarterly

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  • don
    December 04, 2013 - 10:52

    well he has spent enough of the tax payers money to buy the votes.