MQO Research spoke with 600 residents of Nova Scotia to gauge the political temperature in the province for the Spring edition of our quarterly political poll: Atlantic Matters.
According to the latest polling numbers, the gap between the federal Liberals and Conservatives narrowed in Nova Scotia this quarter. Among decided and leaning voters:
“The federal Liberals are holding onto their lead in Nova Scotia thanks to support in Halifax,” said Stephen Moore, Vice-President with MQO Research. “Outside of Halifax, the Conservatives are ahead of the Liberals.”
The undecided / no vote group increased 5 percentage points to 39%.
The mean rating for the leadership of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dropped from 5.0 last quarter to 4.4 in May (on a 10-point scale).
After seeing a big drop in his personal support numbers, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau now has a slim lead over Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer as the top choice for Prime Minister. Among decided respondents:
“Again, we see that Green gains are coming at the expense of the federal Liberals,” said Moore. “The NDP are stagnant as Singh only has the support of six percent of decided respondents.”
The Atlantic Matters poll was conducted by telephone from May 3rd to May 13th, 2019 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.
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Stephen Moore – Vice-President