Most Atlantic Canadians satisfied with federal government's performance: survey

A new survey suggests Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his government continue to enjoy "historic highs" in popularity in this region.

The Corporate Research Associates survey of roughly 1,500 Atlantic Canadians finds 73 per cent are satisfied with the federal government's performance, while 20 per cent are dissatisfied.

Six per cent did not offer a definite opinion, while one per cent believe it's too soon to tell.

About 68 per cent of decided Atlantic Canadian voters support the Liberals, down from 74 per cent three months ago.

The survey says 18 per cent support the Conservatives (up from 16 per cent), backing for the NDP stands at 11 per cent (up from seven per cent) and three per cent prefer the Green Party.

Justin Trudeau remains the most popular leader with 62 per cent support, compared with 65 per cent in August.

Preference for interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose remains stable at 12 per cent, backing for NDP leader Thomas Mulciar rests at eight per cent, and about five per cent prefer Elizabeth May of the Green Party.

The latest survey was released Monday – the same day Trudeau started the Atlantic Canadian leg of his national tour aimed at reconnecting with Canaidans.