Most Prince Edward Islanders are dissatisified with their provincial government, says the latest quarterly poll from Corporate Research Associates, but they are struggling to find an alternative.
The poll found only 43 per cent of Islanders were satisfied with the government, a result that is virtually unchanged from three months ago. Premier Robert Ghiz's approval rating also saw little change, sitting at 36 per cent.
Despite the apparent dissatisfaction, opposition parties appear to be struggling to capitalize. Progressive Conservative Leader Olive Crane's support appeared to fall, coming in at just 19 per cent, down from 24 (which is within the poll's margin of error). Support for NDP leadership, recently taken over by Mike Redmond, could be on the rise, going from 11 to 15 per cent.
The results are based on a sample of 600 Islanders surveyed between Nov. 8 and Dec. 1. The survey is considered accurate within four percentage points, 19 times out of 20.