PEI Liberals remain the preferred party in the province, despite quite a jump for the Green Party.
CRA is out with it’s quarterly survey results and 42% of decided voters support the Liberals. That’s up from 37% in November.
The biggest hike in support though is for the PEI Green Party with 34%, up 9 percentage points from last fall.
Preference for the Progressive Conservative and New Democratic Parties has declined this time around with just 17% for the PC’s, a drop from 28%. The NDP is down from 11% support to just 6% this quarter.
With regards to government satisfaction, 51% of PEI residents are satisfied while 47% are dissatisfied, up from 41% last November.
When it comes to leader preference, the Green’s Peter Bevan-Baker continues to be the star with a 4% increase in his popularity to 37%. Premier Wade MacLauchlan’s personal support is consistent with 26%, as is PC leader James Aylward’s at 16%. Three percent say they plan to back the next leader of the NDP, compared to 6% for former leader Mike Redmond.