Liberals remain most preferred N.B. party: poll

A new poll suggests Brian Gallant's Liberals remain the most preferred party in New Brunswick, but that support for the party and its leader have fallen.

Corporate Research Associates' latest quarterly survey shows 46 per cent of decided voters support the Liberals, down from 51 per cent in February.

One-third of decided voters say they support the Progressive Conservative Party, compared with 30 per cent in February.

Support for the New Democratic Party (11 per cent), the Green Party (six per cent) and the People's Alliance of New Brunswick (three per cent) remained stable.

CRA says 36 per cent of residents were undecided – up from 31 per cent three months ago – while four per cent refused to state a preference and three per cent either support none of the parties or do not plan to vote.

Just over one-half of New Brunswickers are satisfied with the performance of the government, while four in ten are dissatisfied.

Meanwhile, Premier Brian Gallant remains the most popular leader with 31 per cent support, compared with 35 per cent in February.

Support for PC leader Blaine Higgs stands at 23 per cent, compared with 22 per cent three months ago.

Preference for Green Party leader David Coon rests at 11 per cent, while interim leader Rosaire L'Italien of the NDP and Kris Austin of the People's Alliance are each backed by five per cent support.

Five per cent of New Brunswickers preferred none of the leaders, while 19 per cent did not offer a definite opinion.

The results are based on a sample of 804 adult New Brunswickers and are accurate to within +/- 3.5 percentage points, 95 times out of 100.