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NDP Thought Best on Education, Environment, Tied on
Liberals tied with PCs on Economy and Infrastructure
Toronto, May 17th – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by
The Forum Poll™ among 1057 Nova Scotia voters, 3-in-10 (30%) say that if
elected, the Liberals would be best for the economy, statistically tied with
the Progressive Conservatives (29%). The NDP is well back with (17%). A quarter
(24%) say they are unsure.
Worth noting is that only about half (56%) of NDP supporters think
that their party is the best for the economy. Both, Liberal and Conservative
supporters display more confidence with nearly 8-in-10 (78%, and 77%
respectively) suggesting that their party is best for economy.
Almost a third (30%) say that the NDP, if elected, would be best for
the environment. Fewer than 2 in 10 say either the Liberals (18%) or PCs (17%)
would be best for the environment. More than a third (35%) say they are unsure.
Only about half of Liberal and Conservative supporters think that
their party is best for environment (50%, and 45% respectively). NDP supporters
are more confident, with 7-in-10 suggesting that their party is best on this
NDP and PCs tied on
Almost 3-in-10 (28%) say the NDP, if elected, would be best for
healthcare, a virtual tie with the Progressive Conservatives (27%). Just under
a quarter (22%) say the Liberals would be best for healthcare. More than 2-in-10
(22%) say they are unsure.
Worth noting is that Liberal supporters report the lowest confidence
in their party to be best on healthcare (62%), and the highest undecided
numbers (21%) compared to their rivals.
Liberals and PCs tied on Infrastructure
Almost 3-in-10 (29%) say
the Liberals, if elected, would be best for building infrastructure, tied with
the Progressive Conservatives (29%). Fewer than 2-in-10 (15%) say the NDP would
be best for healthcare. Almost a third (28%) say they are unsure.
Worth noting is that NDP
supporters report the lowest confidence in their party to be best for building
infrastructure (44%), and the highest undecided numbers (28%) compared to their
NDP seen as best for education
Almost a third (31%) say
the NDP, if elected, will be best for education. A quarter (25%) say the
Progressive Conservatives would be best for education, with the Liberals
virtually tied at (23%). Just over 2-in-10 say they are unsure.
More than 1-in-10 of both,
Liberal (15%) and Conservative (15%) supporters report that the NDP will be
best of education if elected.
"The NDP should
be especially pleased it’s seen to be the best on education, the environment,
and tied for the best on healthcare. Healthcare continues to resonate strongly
in this campaign, if they can extend their lead on healthcare, their strength
could surprise on election day,” said Dr. Lorne Bozinoff, President of Forum
Lorne Bozinoff, Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum
Research. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (416)