Federal Conservative Support Slips in NB
March 11, 2020
PEI PC Party Holds Strong Lead
March 13, 2020

Provincial Tories Remain in Front in NB

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

Provincial Politics

According to the latest polling numbers, despite a drop in support the PC Party holds a slim lead while the Greens rebounded this quarter. Among decided and leaning voters:

  • PC Party support dropped 6 percentage points to 37%.
  • Liberal support held steady at 31%.
  • Support for the Green Party increased by 8 percentage points to 21%.
  • Support for the People’s Alliance dropped 5 percentage points to 4%.
  • NDP support held relatively steady at 4%.

“Support for the provincial Tories is strongest in Fredericton and Saint John,” said Carolyn O’Keefe, President at MQO Research. “There are also some interesting trends demographically. The PCs are strongest among males and those 55 plus while support for the Liberals is stronger among females yet relatively consistent across age groups. The growing support for the Green Party is buoyed by very strong numbers within the 18 to 34 age group.”

The Atlantic Matters poll was conducted by telephone from February 13th and February 27th, 2020 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. As a member of the Canadian Research Insights Council (CRIC), MQO subscribes to the highest standards of information gathering and research ethics in the industry.

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

Kathy Purcell – Vice-President, Public Affairs

Tel: 506-852-7281

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