Satisfaction with PEI’s King government remains high.

  • PCs continue the lead in voting intentions vis-à-vis the Liberals and Greens
  • Dennis King remains most preferred as premier by a large margin

June 3, 2021

Satisfaction with the performance of the PEI provincial government led by Premier Dennis King remains very strong, although it has declined slightly in the past quarter. Over eight in ten Islanders (86%, down from 90% in February 2021) are satisfied with the overall performance of the provincial government this quarter, according to the latest survey by Narrative Research.

“These high satisfaction levels are undoubtedly linked to the public’s strong support for the King government’s handling of the pandemic.  In the coming months, satisfaction levels will reflect how the government manages the province’s economic recovery plan,” said Margaret Brigley, Narrative Research’s CEO.  “The record high satisfaction levels the King government has experienced since the pandemic corresponds with strong voting intentions for the PC Party.”

Decided voter intentions remain similar to three months ago. The PCs maintain a lead at 53% (compared to 57% in February), followed by the Green Party at 23% (compared to 21% in February), and the Liberal Party at 19% (compared to 17% in February). Support for the NDP sits at 4% (unchanged since February). One-quarter of PEI voters (26%) are undecided, while six percent refuse to state which party they support, and four percent would not vote if an election were held today.

In terms of preference for premier, PC leader Dennis King continues to lead, preferred by one-half of Islanders (50%, stable with 53% in February). Preference for the Green Party’s Peter Bevan-Baker as premier stands at 19% (comparable with 18% in February), while interim Liberal Party leader Sonny Gallant has eight percent of decided support (consistent with 9% in February), and three percent prefer the next leader of the NDP (compared to 2% in February). Fifteen percent of Islanders are undecided on the matter of leadership, and four percent say they prefer none of the main party leaders.

These results are part of Narrative Research’s Atlantic Quarterly®, an independent telephone survey of Atlantic Canadians, and are drawn from a sample of 600 adult PEI residents, conducted from May 18 to May 28, 2021, with overall results accurate to within ± 4.0 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.

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For more information, please contact:

Margaret Brigley, CEO at 902-493-3830 (W); 902.222.7066 (M),

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