Liberals bounce back in latest poll

Published on September 13, 2017

Premier Dwight Ball (centre) speaks to reporters in St. John's following a recent cabinet shuffle. Shown (from left) are Eddie Joyce, Steve Crocker, Tom Osborne, Sherry Gambin-Walsh, Ball, Siobhan Coady, Lisa Dempster, Gerry Byrne and Al Hawkins.

The NL Liberals have had a little bounce in popularity, according to the latest tracking poll by Corporate Research Associates.

According to the poll conducted between Aug. 9 to Sept. 12, if an election were held today, 40 per cent of decided voters would cast a ballot for the Liberals, 33 per cent would support the Tories, and 24 per cent would support the NDP.
This is a little bit weird, since the overwhelming majority of respondents are dissatisfied with the performance of Liberal Premier Dwight Ball’s government. Just 30 per cent say they're satisfied, compared with 62 per cent who say they’re dissatisfied, and six percent say they don’t really know.
And Ball is less popular than Tory Leader Paul Davis.
Corporate Research Associates called 403 Newfoundland and Labrador residents, for an overall margin of error of 4.9 per cent, with a 95 per cent confidence rating.
The last two quarterly polls by CRA, the Tories were more popular than the Liberals.