Satisfaction with PEI’s King government remains high but has declined in the past three months.

  • Progressive Conservatives remain well ahead of both the Liberal and Green parties, although the gap has closed somewhat this quarter.
  • Dennis King remains preferred as premier by a large margin.

May 26, 2022:

Satisfaction with the performance of the PEI provincial government led by Premier Dennis King remains very strong, although it has declined from three months ago. Currently, seven in ten Islanders are satisfied with Premier King’s government (72%, down from 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 one-half (50%) of decided voters, down from the two-thirds (66%) evident in February 2022. That said, the PCs remains well ahead of other parties. Support for the Green Party stands at 21% (compared with 15% in February), while support for the Liberal Party stands at 20% (compared with 14%). Support for the NDP sits at eight percent (compared with 4% last quarter).

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 (46%, compared with 51% in February 2022). Support for other party leaders continues to be much lower. Green Party leader Peter Bevan-Baker is chosen by 17 percent of Islanders (compared with 13% last quarter), while one in ten (10%, compared with 7%) would like to see the interim leader of the Liberal Party, Sonny Gallant, as premier. Meanwhile, six percent would prefer the new NDP leader, Michelle Neill (compared with 3% for the next NDP leader last quarter). King is most preferred across the province, although his support is elevated in Kings County compared with elsewhere.

These results are part of Narrative Research’s Atlantic Quarterly®, an independent telephone survey of Atlantic Canadians, and are drawn from a sample of 401 adult PEI residents, conducted from May 4-24, 2022, with overall results accurate to within ± 4.9 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.

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