- Progressive Conservatives remain well ahead of both the Liberal and Green parties.
- Support for Dennis King is stable and he is preferred as premier by a large margin.
May 24, 2023:
Measured for the first time since the recent election, satisfaction with the performance of the PEI provincial government led by Premier Dennis King remains strong. Currently, two-thirds of Islanders are satisfied with Premier King’s government (67%, compared with 71% in February/March 2023 prior to the election). Dissatisfaction is limited, with one-quarter (24%, unchanged) dissatisfied.
If an election were held today, the PCs are the preferred choice for one-half of decided voters (52%, compared with 49% in February/March 2023). The PCs remain well ahead of other parties. Approximately one in four decided voters support the Green Party (25%, compared with 22%), while 16% (compared with 19%) support the Liberal Party and 5% (compared with 9%) support the NDP. PCs are most preferred across the province.
When asked individual preference for premier, PC leader Dennis King continues to lead, preferred by more than four in ten Islanders (45%, compared with 42% in February/March 2023). Support for other party leaders continues to be much lower. Green Party leader Peter Bevan-Baker is preferred by one-quarter of Islanders (23%, compared with 24%), while one in ten would like to see Hal Perry, interim leader of the Liberal Party as premier (10%, compared with 11% for Sharon Cameron last quarter). Meanwhile, 3% (compared with 4%) would prefer the NDP leader, Michelle Neill (unchanged). King is most preferred across the province.
These results are part of Narrative Research’s Atlantic Quarterly®, an independent telephone survey of Atlantic Canadians, and are drawn from a sample of 300 adult PEI residents, conducted from May 4 – 13, 2023, with overall results accurate to within ± 5.6 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times. The results are weighted by region, age and gender to reflect the overall PEI adult population.
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