NL: The Liberals have a slight lead over the PCs in terms of voter support.

  • A majority remain satisfied with the performance of the provincial government led by Andrew Furey
  • Andrew Furey remains most preferred as premier.

December 5, 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 (53%, compared with 57% in August 2023). Satisfaction is elevated on the Avalon compared with elsewhere.

If a provincial election were held today, more than four in ten (44%, compared with 40% in August 2023) decided voters would vote for the Liberals, while just under four in ten would vote for the PCs (38%, compared with 37%). Support for the NDP has declined (16%, down from 23%). Across the province, the Liberals lead on the Avalon, while the PCs lead elsewhere.

Andrew Furey remains the preferred choice for premier. One in three prefer Furey for premier (35%, compared with 32% in August 2023), while one-quarter prefer Tony Wakeham of the PC Party (26%, compared with 24% for next leader last quarter). Preference for NDP leader Jim Dinn as premier stands at 18% (unchanged).  

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 388 adult residents of Newfoundland and Labrador. The survey was conducted November 2 – 26, 2023, with overall results accurate to within ±5.0 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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