King’s PC government ends the year on a highly satisfied note according to Islanders

  • King’s PC government rounds out the year with a record high level of support.
  • PCs and Greens drop slightly in terms of decided votership, with Liberals picking up the difference
  • Gap between King and Bevan-Baker for leadership preference widens slightly.

HALIFAX, December 10, 2019: At the end of the year, satisfaction with the performance of the provincial government led by Premier Dennis King is very strong, according to the latest survey by Narrative Research.

Three-quarters of Islanders cite satisfaction with King’s current provincial government (77%), making this the highest satisfaction level since Robert Ghiz’s Liberals held a 77% rating in 2008.

Despite overwhelming satisfaction with the government, decided voter support has shifted slightly, with the PC party down 7% since the summer (38%, down from 45%). The Green Party is also down 8% (29%, down from 37%). The gains in both cases primarily go to new Liberal leader Sonny Gallant’s party, who jumped 10% since August (26%, up from 16%), although the NDP also enjoyed an increase of 5 percentage points.

Twenty percent of PEI voters are undecided, 7% refuse to state which party they support, and 3% do not support any of these leaders or do plan to vote in the next provincial election.

In terms of leadership preference, Dennis King holds steady at 36%, which has been relatively consistent since May. Peter Bevan-Baker of the Green Party shifts from 33% in August to 30%, while newly appointed Sonny Gallant of the Liberals captures 11%.  NDP leader Joe Byrne is the choice of 4%.

Fifteen percent of Islanders do not have a leadership preference, and 4% say they prefer none of the main party leaders.

These results are part of Narrative Research’s Atlantic Quarterly®, an independent telephone survey of Atlantic Canadians, and are based on a sample of 600 adult Prince Edward Islanders, conducted from November 1 – 28, 2019, with overall results accurate to within ± 4.0 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times. *(The sample of 423 decided voters is accurate to within ± 4.8 percentage points, 95 times out of 100.)

Narrative Research, is one of Canada’s leading public opinion and market research companies. Founded in 1978 as Corporate Research Associates, Narrative Research is dedicated to providing clients with state-of-the-art research and strategic consulting services. Follow us on Twitter @EveryNarrative.


For more information, please contact:

Margaret Brigley, CEO, Narrative Research at (902) 493-3830,

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