MQO Research spoke with 600 residents of Nova Scotia to gauge the political temperature in the province for the October edition of our quarterly political poll: Atlantic Matters.
According to the latest polling numbers, support for all political parties held relatively steady in October. Among decided and leaning voters:
Ratings for the leadership of Premier Stephen McNeil edged down slightly this quarter with a mean score of 4.9 (compared to 5.2 in July 2017).
Nova Scotia residents’ were more pessimistic about the economic outlook for the province in October. 28% said the general outlook in Nova Scotia has been getting worse over the past three months which was up from 23% in July.
Federally, the Conservatives gained ground this quarter in Nova Scotia at the expense of the governing Liberals. Among decided and leaning voters:
The Atlantic Matters poll was conducted by telephone from Oct. 6 to Oct. 18, 2017 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. Among decided and leaning voters, the margin of error for the survey is ± 5.0 percentage points 19 times out of 20.
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