Gap Between Federal Liberals and Conservatives Narrowing in Nova Scotia
November 13, 2018

Conservatives and Liberals Tied in New Brunswick

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

Federal Politics

According to the latest polling numbers, the federal Liberals and Conservatives are statistically tied in New Brunswick. Among decided and leaning voters:

  • Support for the Liberal Party was relatively unchanged at 35%.
  • Conservative support dropped 6 percentage points to 38%.
  • NDP support was relatively unchanged at 8%.
  • Support for the Green Party jumped 5 percentage points to 15%.

The undecided / no vote group was unchanged at 37%.

“The province of New Brunswick is shaping up to be the most contested province in Atlantic Canada ahead of the 2019 federal election,” said Stephen Moore, Vice-President at MQO.

Government Performance

The rating for the leadership of Prime Minster Justin Trudeau edged up from a mean score of 4.7 in May to 5.0 this quarter (on a 10-point scale).

The Atlantic Matters poll was conducted by telephone from October 23rd to November 5th, 2018 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:

Stephen Moore – Vice-President
smoore@mqoresearch.com

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