PEI: Satisfaction with PEI King government remains strong, although down from three months ago.

  • 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 5, 2023

Satisfaction with the performance of the PEI provincial government led by Premier Dennis King has declined. Currently, two-thirds of Islanders are satisfied with Premier King’s government (66%, down from 74% in August 2023). Three in ten are dissatisfied (30%, up from 22%).

The PCs remain well ahead of other parties. If an election were held today, the PCs are the preferred choice for almost six in ten decided voters (56%, compared with 53% in August 2023). Each of the Green Party (18%, compared with 22%) and the Liberal Party (17%, compared with 18%) are supported by approximately one-fifth of decided voters, while 6% (unchanged) support the NDP.  

PC leader Dennis King continues to lead as most preferred as premier, preferred by one-half of Islanders (49%, compared with 46% in August 2023). Support for other party leaders continues to be much lower. Approximately one in ten would prefer each of interim Green Party leader Karla Bernard (11%, compared with 16%), Michelle Neill of the NDP (10%, compared with 7%), or Hal Perry, interim leader of the Liberal Party (9%, compared with 12%) as premier.  

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 November 8 – 26, 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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