- 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.
December 1, 2022:
Satisfaction with the performance of the PEI provincial government led by Premier Dennis King remains strong, although it has declined. Currently, two-thirds of Islanders are satisfied with Premier King’s government (67%) which is down from 79 percent in August 2022.
If an election were held today, the PCs are the preferred choice for one-half (49%) of decided adults (compared with 55% in August 2022). The PCs remain well ahead of other parties. Support for the Green Party stands at 25 percent (compared with 22% in August), while support for the Liberal Party stands at 20 percent (compared with 18%). Support for the NDP sits at four percent (unchanged). The PCs are most preferred across the province.
Preference for premier remains relatively stable compared with three months ago. PC leader Dennis King continues to lead, preferred by close to one-half of Islanders (44%, compared with 45% in August 2022). Support for other party leaders continues to be much lower. Green Party leader Peter Bevan-Baker is preferred by 22 percent of Islanders (compared with 20% last quarter), while one in ten (8%, compared with 9%) would like to see the interim leader of the Liberal Party, Sonny Gallant, as premier. Meanwhile, four percent would prefer the NDP leader, Michelle Neill (compared with 3%). 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 400 adult PEI residents, conducted from November 3-23, 2022, 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 PEI adult population.
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