Satisfaction with NL premier Andrew Furey’s government declines through 2021.

  • Liberals lead in decided voting intentions
  • Andrew Furey continues to be most preferred as premier

November 29, 2021

Satisfaction with the overall performance of the Liberal government in Newfoundland and Labrador led by Premier Andrew Furey continues to be strong but has declined over the past three months. Just under six in ten express some level of satisfaction (57%, down from 63% in August 2021), according to the latest survey by Narrative Research. There is majority satisfaction across all regions and demographic segments.

When considering decided voter intentions (if an election were held today), the Liberals continue to garner strong voter support (48%, compared with 53% in August 2021). Voting intentions for the Progressive Conservatives stand at 27% (compared with 28% in August 2021), while support for the New Democratic Party is at 23% (compared with 18% in August 2021). The Green Party and the People’s Party of Canada are each mentioned by one percent of voters. Four percent do not plan to vote, while three percent refused to state a choice. Sixteen percent of voters indicate they are undecided, down from the 23% in August 2021. Preference for the Liberals is higher among older residents (58% of those 55+, 42% of those 35-54, and 38% of those 18-34). Among 18- to 34-year-olds, preference for the NDP is on par with that for the Liberals.

When considering leadership preference, Premier Andrew Furey continues to be most preferred as premier (46%). Just under two in ten prefer either interim leader of the NDP Jim Dinn (19%), or interim PC leader David Brazil (18%). Furey is preferred across all demographics, with the exception of 18 to 34 year-olds, with Dinn most preferred among this age cohort.

These results are part of Narrative Research’s Atlantic Quarterly®, an independent, quarterly telephone survey of Atlantic Canadians, and are drawn from a sample of 800 adult residents of Newfoundland and Labrador. The survey was conducted November 2 to 23, 2021, with overall results accurate to within ±3.5 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.

Narrative Research, is non-partisan and is one of Canada’s leading public opinion and market research companies. Follow us on Twitter @EveryNarrative.

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Margaret Brigley, CEO & Partner: 902.493.3830 (W); 902.222.7066 (M),

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