NL: Liberals have a stronger lead in terms of voter support

  • Satisfaction with NL Premier Andrew Furey’s government remains stable.
  • Andrew Furey remains most preferred as premier.

May 24, 2023:

Satisfaction with the overall performance of the Liberal government in Newfoundland and Labrador led by Premier Andrew Furey has remained stable compared with three months ago, according to the latest survey by Narrative Research. A majority remain satisfied (56%, compared with 52% in February 2023). Avalon residents are more likely to be satisfied than those elsewhere. Residents off the Avalon are more equally split between being satisfied or dissatisfied.

Slight shifts in voting intentions have resulted in the Liberals gaining a more substantial lead over the PCs. The Liberals now stand at 50% support (compared with 46% in February 2023), and the PCs at 31% (compared with 36%). Support for the New Democratic Party is unchanged at 17%.

Andrew Furey remains the top choice for premier. Just under four in ten prefer Furey for premier (37%, compared with 39% in February 2023), while one-fifth prefer interim leader of the PCs David Brazil (21%, compared with 27%). Preference for NDP leader Jim Dinn stands at 15% (compared with 14%).

These results are part of Narrative Research’s Atlantic Quarterly®, an independent, quarterly telephone survey of Atlantic Canadians, and are drawn from a sample of 350 adult residents of Newfoundland and Labrador. The survey was conducted May 4-15, 2023, with overall results accurate to within ±5.2 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times. The results are weighted by region, age and gender to reflect the overall Newfoundland and Labrador adult population.

Narrative Research,, is a non-partisan, 100% Canadian-owned research company, certified as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE). Follow us on Twitter at @EveryNarrative.

For more information, please contact:

Margaret Brigley, CEO, Narrative Research at 902.493.3830,

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