NL: While satisfaction with the Provincial Government remains stable in NL, the Liberals and PCs share similar levels of voter support.

  • Andrew Furey remains most preferred as premier.

August 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 (57%, compared with 56% in May 2023). Satisfaction is elevated in Central/Eastern compared with the Avalon and Western/Labrador.

Voting intentions have shifted compared with May 2023, if a provincial election were held today, with the Liberal Party and the PC Party having similar levels of support. The Liberals now stand at 40% support from decided voters (down from 50% in May 2023, and the PCs at 37% (compared with 31%). One-quarter (23%, compared with 17%) support the New Democratic Party.  Across the province, the Liberals lead on the Avalon, while the PCs lead in Western/Labrador.

Andrew Furey remains the preferred choice for premier. One in three prefer Furey for premier (32%, vs. 37% in May 2023), while one-quarter prefer the next leader of the PCs (24%, compared with 21% preferring interim leader Brazil last quarter). Preference for NDP leader Jim Dinn as premier stands at 18% (compared with 15%).

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 August 1-11, 2023, with overall results accurate to within ±5.2 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times. These results are weighted by region, age and gender to reflect the overall Newfoundland and Labrador adult population.

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For more information, please contact:

Margaret Brigley, CEO, Narrative Research at 902.493.3830,

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