Voting intentions have shifted and the Liberals now lead in terms of voter support

  • Satisfaction with NL Premier Andrew Furey’s government has improved with a majority now satisfied.
  • Preference for Andrew Furey for premier has also rebounded

December 1, 2022:

Satisfaction with the overall performance of the Liberal government in Newfoundland and Labrador led by Premier Andrew Furey has improved compared with three months ago, according to the latest survey by Narrative Research. Close to six in ten (58%) are now satisfied, up from 47 percent in August 2022. Avalon residents are most likely to report satisfaction, while those in Central/Eastern NL are least likely to be satisfied.

Voting intentions also see a shift compared with three months ago, giving the Liberals a lead in terms of voter support. The Liberals now stand at 47 percent support (compared with 40% in August 2022), and the PCs at 34 percent (compared with 42%). Support for the New Democratic Party is unchanged from three months ago (16%).

Preference for premier has similarly shifted with the gap between Premier Andrew Furey and PC Party interim leader, David Brazil, increasing. Four in ten prefer Furey for premier (40%, up from 31% in August 2022), while one-quarter prefer Brazil (23%, compared with 28%). Preference for interim leader of the NDP Jim Dinn stands at 15 percent (compared with 13%).

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 535 adult residents of Newfoundland and Labrador. The survey was conducted November 3-27, 2022, with overall results accurate to within ±4.2 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.

Narrative Research, is non-partisan and is one of Canada’s leading public opinion and market research companies. Follow us on Twitter @EveryNarrative.

For more information, please contact:

Margaret Brigley, CEO, Narrative Research at 902.493.3830 (O)

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