- Liberals lead in decided voting intentions
- Andrew Furey continues to be most preferred as premier, despite small decline
September 22, 2021: Satisfaction with the overall performance of the Liberal government in Newfoundland and Labrador led by Premier Andrew Furey continues to be strong and consistent over the past three months. Nearly two-thirds continue to express some level of satisfaction (64%, compared with 63% in May 2021), according to the latest survey by Narrative Research. Satisfaction levels are strong across the province and demographic subgroups.
Reflective of high satisfaction levels, when considering decided voter intentions (if an election were held today), the Liberals continue to garner strong voter support, consistent since the beginning of the year (53%, compared with 54% in May 2021 and 55% in February 2021). Voting intentions for the Progressive Conservatives stand at 28% (compared with 30% in May 2021), while support for the New Democratic Party represents 18% of decided voters (compared with 14% last quarter). One percent of decided voters would choose another party. Four percent would not plan to vote, while three percent refused to state a choice. Nearly one-quarter of voters (23%) indicate they are undecided.
While support for the Liberals is strong across regions, the PCs continue to elicit the highest level of support in the Central/Eastern region. Although the Liberals continue to be the top choice across age groups, its support is notably strong among residents 55 + (64%) than among younger residents (48% for 18-34 years and 43% for 35-54 years).
When considering leadership preference, Premier Andrew Furey continues to be most preferred as premier, although less so than reported earlier this year (44%, compared with 50% in May 2021 and 53% in February 2021). While eliciting much lower support in comparison, support is stable for the interim PC leader, David Brazil (20%, compared with 18% last quarter) and the NDP’s Alison Coffin (15%, compared with 13% in May 2021). Unchanged from three months ago, 14 percent of residents are undecided, while six percent prefer none of the three leaders.
Furey is preferred across all demographics, although preference is lower among residents 35-54 years old (33%) than among younger (44%) or older (53%) residents.
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 400 adult residents of Newfoundland and Labrador. The survey was conducted from August 9-29, 2021, with overall results accurate to within ± 4.9 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.
For more information, contact:
Margaret Brigley, CEO, Narrative Research at 902.493-3830, email@example.com