- 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.
March 7, 2023:
Satisfaction with the performance of the PEI provincial government led by Premier Dennis King remains strong. Currently, seven in ten Islanders are satisfied with Premier King’s government (71%, compared with 67% in November 2022). Dissatisfaction is limited with one-quarter (24%, unchanged) dissatisfied.
If an election were held today, the PCs are the preferred choice for one-half (49%) of decided voters, unchanged from November 2022. The PCs remain well ahead of other parties. Approximately one in five decided voters support each of the Green Party (22%, compared with 25%), and the Liberal Party (19%, compared with 20%), while one in ten support the NDP (9%, up from 4%). The PCs are most preferred across the province.
When asked individual preference for premier, PC leader Dennis King continues to lead, preferred by approximately four in ten Islanders (42%, compared with 44% in November 2022). Support for other party leaders continues to be much lower. Green Party leader Peter Bevan-Baker is preferred by one-quarter of Islanders (24%, compared with 22%), while one in ten would like to see Sharon Cameron of the Liberal Party as premier (11%, compared with 8% for Sonny Gallant last quarter). Meanwhile, 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 420 adult PEI residents, conducted from February 13-March 2, 2023, with overall results accurate to within ± 4.8 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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