Latest Polls Show Liberal Support Drops But Party Is Still Province's Most Popular

Posted on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 11:38 AM

Support for the provincial government is at its lowest point since the 2013 election.

A new poll from Corporate Research Associates shows 38% of voters support the Liberals. That's down seven percent since August.

Support for the PC's remains unchanged at 29 percent while support for the NDP is on the rise from 22 to 25 percent.

The Green Party also saw their support grow to five percent.

Premier Stephen McNeil remains the most popular party leader despite his support falling to 28 percent from 34 in August.

Twenty one percent prefer the PC's Jamie Baillie and Gary Burrill with the NDP enjoys 18 percent support. The Green Party's Tomas Trappenberg holds four percent.

Twenty percent of those polled didn't offer an opinion on any of the leaders and ten percent said they preferred none of them.

According to CRA, the poll is based on a sample of 800 adult Nova Scotians, conducted from November 1 to 30, 2017 with overall results accurate to within ± 3.5 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.