Satisfaction with NL premier Andrew Furey’s government has declined over the past three months with residents now equally likely to be dissatisfied as satisfied.

  • Andrew Furey remains the most preferred choice for premier
  • Liberals continue to lead in decided voting intentions

May 26, 2022:

Satisfaction with the overall performance of the Liberal government in Newfoundland and Labrador led by Premier Andrew Furey has declined over the past three months. One-half of residents are satisfied (50%, down from 58% in February 2022), according to the latest survey by Narrative Research. Conversely, just under one-half are dissatisfied (47%, up from 38%).

Voting intentions remain stable compared with three months ago. The Liberals continue to garner strong voter support (48%, compared with 49% in February 2022). Voting intentions for the Progressive Conservatives stand at 32% (unchanged), while support for the New Democratic Party is at 17% (compared with 15%). The Liberals have a strong lead on the Avalon, whereas elsewhere it is a tighter race between Liberals and PCs. Preference for the Liberals is elevated among older residents 55 or older, while among 35- 54-year-olds, preference for the PCs is on par with that for the Liberals. The NDP is more likely to be preferred by those 18 to 34 compared with older residents.

Preference for premier also remains stable. Premier Andrew Furey continues to be most preferred as premier (40%, compared with 42% in February 2022). Two in ten prefer interim PC leader David Brazil (22%, compared with 20%). Preference for interim leader of the NDP Jim Dinn stands at 15% (compared with 11%). Residents in Central/Eastern are split in preference between Furey and Brazil whereas elsewhere Furey is most preferred. Preference for Furey is elevated among those 55 or older, while preference for Dinn is elevated among 18-34 year olds. 

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 350 adult residents of Newfoundland and Labrador. The survey was conducted February 8 to 21, 2022, with overall results accurate to within ±5.2 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.

For more information, please contact:

Margaret Brigley, CEO, Narrative Research at 902.493.3830 (O)

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