hold steady lead in Newfoundland and Labrador
NDP loses share in final poll
29th, 2015 - In
a random sampling of public opinion taken the day before the provincial
election by the Forum Poll™, among 1014 Newfoundland and
Labrador voters, just more than one half will vote Liberal (54%), while 3-in-10
(31%) will vote for the Progressive Conservatives. The NDP vote is common to
one sixth (15%). This stands in comparison to 5 days ago, when the Liberals had
a lead of 23 points (November 24, Liberals - 52%, Progressive Conservatives -
29%). In that poll, the NDP had one fifth of the vote (19%).
McCurdy’s favourables down
Dwight Ball has seen his approval hold steady (44% this week, 45% last), as has
Paul Davis (40% now, 39% on November 24), Earle McCurdy has seen his approval
drop from 3-in-10 (30%) to just more than a quarter (27%).
Dwight Ball with slim lead for best Premier
Ball (35%) and Paul Davis (33%) are almost tied for who would make the best
Premier, but Earle McCurdy is not competitive (11%).
“While a vote share of more than half the
province is impressive, it may not be enough to propel the Liberals into a
government with no opposition, which appeared to be the case at the beginning
of the campaign. We project the Liberals to win 34 seats to 5 for the Progressive Conservatives and one for the NDP," said Forum Research President,
Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.
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