PEI

P.E.I. opposition failing to bite into Liberal support, says poll

The Liberal government on P.E.I. remains the party of choice for the majority of Islanders according to a poll released Thursday by Corporate Research Associates.

Liberals retaining hold on majority of Islanders, says CRA poll

Premier Wade MacLauchlan's popularity appeared to bounce back in August. (Krystalle Ramlakhan/CBC)

The Liberal government on P.E.I. remains the party of choice for the majority of Islanders according to a poll released Thursday by Corporate Research Associates.

Support for the Liberals has been hovering around 60 per cent for the last four CRA polls, dating back to November of last year.

The CRA poll asked the question, "If an election were held today on Prince Edward Island, for which party would you vote?"

The poll showed one in six Islanders are undecided, about 15 per cent, while seven per cent refused to state their preference. Six per cent of those polled either supported none of the parties or do not plan to vote.

CRA poll results: Party support among decided voters

Nov. Feb. May Aug.
Liberal 61% 61% 58% 64%
PC 18% 19% 20% 19%
NDP 9% 9% 7% 8%
Green 11% 11% 16% 9%
Results within 6.7 percentage points



Leader preferences

Support for Premier Wade MacLauchlan has been lagging behind his party's, but bounced back somewhat in August, when he enjoyed the support of 46 per cent of those polled.

CRA poll results: Leader support
Feb. May Aug.
Wade MacLauchlan 41% 38% 46%
Jamie Fox 13% 13% 11%
Mike Redmond 10% 7% 5%
Peter Bevan-Baker 22% 27% 22%
Results within 5.6 percentage points

CRA reached 301 Islanders for the poll, between Aug. 9 and 31. It is considered accurate to with 5.6 percentage points 19 times out of 20.

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