P.E.I.'s governing Liberals saw a big loss in voter preference in a poll by Corporate Research Associates released Wednesday, with the NDP up by roughly the same amount.
Liberal support fell to 42 per cent of decided voters in the August poll, down from 52 in May. The NDP surged to 32 per cent of decided voters polled, up from 21. It is the third consecutive poll that the NDP have received support from more than 20 per cent of decided voters.
Support for the Progressive Conservatives was roughly static over the last three months, at 23 per cent.
The number of undecided voters appears to be falling, at 25 per cent in this poll compared to 31 per cent three months ago.
The poll was conducted August 8 to 28 and is considered accurate within 5.6 percentage points 19 times out of 20.