Lib­er­als lead, PCs gain in lat­est N.L. polling

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New polling shows sup­port for the Lib­eral party has re­mained sta­ble over the past three months.

The re­sults of MQO Re­search’s quar­terly At­lantic Mat­ters poll re­veals the Lib­er­als at 43 per cent amongst de­cided and lean­ing vot­ers, which is on par with Oc­to­ber.

Sup­port for the PC party in­creased five points for the same group of vot­ers over the same pe­riod, to 36 per cent, while the NDP fell seven points to 20 per cent.

Mean­while, 26 per cent of all vot­ers say they are un­de­cided or don’t know.

The poll shows the pub­lic’s view of Premier Dwight Ball’s per­for­mance is also un­changed since Oc­to­ber, and that’s not a good thing for him. Seven­ty­four per cent of vot­ers rate the job he is do­ing at five or lower on a scale of one to 10.

As well, voter con­cern about the econ­omy is grow­ing, ac­cord­ing to the poll. Over­all, 69 per cent feel it is con­tin­u­ing to get worse, up from 63 per cent in Oc­to­ber.

Also in the poll, 60 per cent ex­pressed a high level of con­cern about the cost of liv­ing, while 29 per cent rated their gen­eral stress level at eight or higher. Eighty per cent said they are very un­likely to make a ma­jor pur­chase this year.

The At­lantic Mat­ters poll was con­ducted by tele­phone from Jan. 25 to 28 and in­cluded 600 ran­domly se­lected el­i­gi­ble vot­ers from across the prov­ince.

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