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Brian Gallant Most Popular Leader

MQO Research spoke with 600 residents of New Brunswick to gauge the political temperature in the province for the Summer edition of our quarterly political poll: Atlantic Matters.

Yesterday, August 13, our political report showed the Liberals were in the lead with 40 percent of the vote. Today, August 14, we are releasing new leadership numbers for the province.

According to the latest polling numbers, Premier Brian Gallant is the most popular choice for premier in the province. Among decided respondents:

  • Brian Gallant–40percent
  • Blaine Higgs–32percent
  • David Coon–16percent
  • Jennifer McKenzie – 12 percent

“Gallant’s personal numbers are strong and on par with those of his party – that’s a good place to be ahead of a campaign,” said Stephen Moore, Vice President at MQO. “His strength comes from Moncton and Northern New Brunswick, as well as women.” “Females and people living in Moncton are two of groups with the highest percentage of undecided voters – Gallant scores well among those groups.”

Yesterday, August 13, MQO Research also released ratings for Premier Brian Gallant’s leadership. They held steady this quarter with a mean score of 5.0 (on a 10-point scale).

The Atlantic Matters poll was conducted by telephone from July 17th to August 4th and included 600 randomly selected eligible voters from across the province. The margin of error for the total sample is +/- 4.0 percentage points 19 times out of 20.

About MQO Research

MQO Research is one of Atlantic Canada’s leading market research firms, providing research insights to clients throughout the region and beyond. Our team includes experts in quantitative and qualitative methodologies and program evaluation. MQO subscribes to the highest standards of information gathering and research ethics in the industry in Canada.

For more information on Atlantic Matters or MQO Research, contact:

Tracey Stephenson
tstephenson@m5.ca
Phone: 506-852-7281
Cell: 506-850-8077

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