MQO Research spoke with 400 residents of Prince Edward Island 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, the Green Party experienced a significant drop in support this quarter. Among decided and leaning voters:
Ratings for the leadership of Premier Wade MacLauchlan saw a small increase this quarter. The mean score increased from 4.9 in July to 5.3 in October.
The economic outlook for the province held steady in October. 16% of Islanders indicated the general outlook in PEI has been getting worse over the past three months while 58% said it was about the same and 22% felt things were getting better.
Federally, the Liberals continue to hold a strong lead but did exhibit a drop is support this quarter. Among decided and leaning voters:
The Atlantic Matters poll was conducted by telephone from Oct. 3 to Oct. 10, 2017 and included 400 randomly selected eligible voters from across the province. The margin of error for the total sample is ± 4.9 percentage points 19 times out of 20. Among decided and leaning voters, the margin of error for the survey is ± 6.1 percentage points 19 times out of 20.
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