PEI: Satisfaction with PEI King government remains strong.

  • 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.

August 24, 2023

Satisfaction with the performance of the PEI provincial government led by Premier Dennis King remains strong. Currently, three-quarters of Islanders are satisfied with Premier King’s government (74%, compared with 67% in May 2023). Dissatisfaction is limited, with one-fifth (22%, compared with 24%) dissatisfied.

The PCs remain well ahead of other parties. If an election were held today, the PCs are the preferred choice for over one-half of decided voters (53%, compared with 52% in May 2023). Each of the Green Party (22%, compared with 25%) and Liberal Party (18%, compared with 16%) are supported by one-fifth of decided voters, while 6% (compared with 5%) support the NDP.  

When asked individual preference for premier, PC leader Dennis King continues to lead, preferred by more than four in ten Islanders (46%, compared with 45% in May 2023). Support for other party leaders continues to be much lower. Interim Green Party leader Karla Bernard is preferred by 16% of Islanders (up from 23% for Peter Bevan-Baker last quarter), while one in ten would like to see Hal Perry, interim leader of the Liberal Party as premier (12%, compared with 10%). Meanwhile, 7% (up from 3%) would prefer the NDP leader, Michelle Neill.  

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 August 2-15, 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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