- Progressive Conservatives remain well ahead of both the Liberal and Green parties, with support marginally rebounded since last quarter
- Support for Dennis King is stable and he is preferred as premier by a large margin
August 30, 2022:
Satisfaction with the performance of the PEI provincial government led by Premier Dennis King remains very strong. Currently, eight in ten Islanders are satisfied with Premier King’s government (79%) which is up from the 72% in May 2022 and on par with the 81% in February 2022. Satisfaction is high across regions and various demographic segments.
If an election were held today, the PCs are the preferred choice for more than one-half (55%) of decided voters, rebounding slightly from the one-half (50%) in May 2022 but still below the two-thirds (66%) evident in February 2022. The PCs remains well ahead of other parties. Support for the Green Party stands at 22% (compared with 21% in May), while support for the Liberal Party stands at 18% (compared with 20%). Support for the NDP sits at four percent (compared with 8% last quarter). The PCs are most preferred across the province and demographic segments, although support is elevated among males.
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 (45%, compared with 46% in May 2022). Support for other party leaders continues to be much lower. Green Party leader Peter Bevan-Baker is preferred by 20 percent of Islanders (compared with 17% last quarter), while one in ten (9%, compared with 10%) would like to see the interim leader of the Liberal Party, Sonny Gallant, as premier. Meanwhile, three percent would prefer the NDP leader, Michelle Neill (compared with 6%). King is most preferred across the province and demographic segments, although his support is elevated among males and those with household incomes between $50,000 and $100,000 and increases with age.
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 August 8-16, 2022, with overall results accurate to within ± 5.6 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.
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