NL: Voting intentions have remained stable, with Liberals continuing to lead in terms of voter support

  • Satisfaction with NL Premier Andrew Furey’s government has declined slightly.
  • Preference for Andrew Furey for premier has remained stable.

March 7, 2023:

Satisfaction with the overall performance of the Liberal government in Newfoundland and Labrador led by Premier Andrew Furey has declined slightly compared with three months ago, according to the latest survey by Narrative Research. A majority remain satisfied (52%, compared with 58% in November 2022). Currently there are no significant differences in satisfaction levels across regions.

Voting intentions have remained stable compared with three months ago, with the Liberals leading in terms of voter support. The Liberals now stand at 46% support (compared with 47% in November 2022), and the PCs at 36% (compared with 34%). Support for the New Democratic Party stands at 17% (compared with 16%).

Preference for premier has similarly remained constant, with Andrew Furey remaining the top choice. Four in ten prefer Furey for premier (39%, compared with 40% in November 2022), while one-quarter prefer interim leader of the PCs David Brazil (27%, compared with 23%). Preference for interim leader of the NDP Jim Dinn stands at 14 percent (compared with 15%). While Furey is most preferred on the Avalon, preference for premier is almost equal for Furey and Brazil in Central/Eastern and Western/Labrador.

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 350 adult residents of Newfoundland and Labrador. The survey was conducted February 7-21, 2023, with overall results accurate to within ±5.2 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times. The results are weighted by region, age and gender to reflect the overall Newfoundland and Labrador adult population.

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For more information, please contact:

Margaret Brigley, CEO, Narrative Research at 902.493.3830,

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