NS: The PCs maintain their lead in terms of voter support.

  • A slight majority remain satisfied with the provincial government’s performance.  
  • Houston remains most preferred as Premier.

February 28, 2024

A majority are satisfied with the performance of the provincial government led by Tim Houston, according to the latest survey by Narrative Research. Just over one-half of residents (52%, compared with 53% in November 2023) are satisfied and four in ten (40%, compared with 41%) are dissatisfied. Satisfaction levels vary across the province with satisfaction highest in mainland NS outside Halifax, and lowest in Cape Breton.

The PCs continue to lead in terms of decided voter intentions, with results stable compared with three months ago. One-half of decided voters (49%, compared with 52% in November 2023) would vote for the PCs if an election were held today. One-quarter would vote for the Liberals (25%, compared with 21%), while one-fifth would vote for the NDP (20%, compared with 22%).  Few decided voters would support the Green Party (5%, compared with 3%). Support for the PCs is elevated in mainland NS outside Halifax compared with the rest of the province.

When asked who they would prefer as Premier, Tim Houston of the PC Party maintains a lead and is the preferred choice of one-third (35%, compared with 37% in November 2023). Preference for Zach Churchill of the Liberal Party stands at 17% (compared with 13%), while support for Claudia Chender of the NDP stands at 13% (compared with 15%). Few prefer either the Green Party leader Anthony Edmonds (4%), or Kyle Woodbury of the Atlantica Party (1%) as Premier.

These results are part of Narrative Research’s Atlantic Quarterly®, an independent, quarterly telephone survey of Atlantic Canadians, and are drawn from an overall sample of 400 adult Nova Scotians, conducted from February 6-17, 2024 with overall results accurate to within ±4.9 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times. The results are weighted by region, age, and gender to reflect the overall Nova Scotian adult population.

Narrative Research, www.narrativeresearch.ca, is a non-partisan, 100% Canadian-owned research company, certified as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE). Follow us on LinkedIn or at narrativeresearch.ca/news. 

For more information, please contact:

Margaret Brigley, CEO, Narrative Research at 902.493.3830, mbrigley@narrativeresearch.ca

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