Voting intentions have shifted this quarter to reflect a tighter race between the PCs and Liberals with the Liberals no longer leading

  • Residents are divided in terms of satisfaction with NL premier Andrew Furey’s government.

August 30, 2022:

Satisfaction with the overall performance of the Liberal government in Newfoundland and Labrador led by Premier Andrew Furey has not changed significantly over the past three months, albeit results appear to continue a downward trend, according to the latest survey by Narrative Research. Approximately one-half (47%, versus 50% in May 2022) are satisfied, while a similar proportion are dissatisfied (48%, compared with 47%). Results are similar across the province and demographic segments.

Voting intentions, on the other hand, have shifted compared with three months ago. The PCs and Liberals are now relatively on par in terms of voting intentions, with an increase in support for the PCs (42%, up from 32% in May 2022) and a decrease in support for the Liberals (40%, down from 48%). Support for the New Democratic Party is unchanged (16%, compared with 17%). The Liberals lead in Western/Labrador, whereas the PCs have a lead in Central/Eastern. On the Avalon, it is a tighter race between Liberals and PCs. Preference for the Liberals is elevated among residents 55 or older, while preference for the PCs is elevated among those 35 to 54 years old. The NDPs have a stronger performance among those 18 to 34 years than among older age segments.

Preference for premier has similarly shifted with the gap between Premier Andrew Furey and PC Party interim leader, David Brazil, closing. Three in ten prefer Furey for premier (31%, down from 40% in May 2022), while a similar proportion prefer Brazil (28%, compared with 22% in May 2022). Preference for interim leader of the NDP Jim Dinn is stable (13%, compared with 15%).

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 August 3-23, 2022, with overall results accurate to within ±4.9 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.

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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