N.B. Liberals remain most preferred party, poll suggests

A new poll suggests the Liberals remain the most preferred political party in New Brunswick.

The Corporate Research Associates survey says about 47 per cent of decided voters support the Liberals, compared with 46 per cent in May.

About 32 per cent of decided voters backed the Progressive Conservatives, compared with three months.

The New Democratic Party received 12 per cent support (up one percentage point from May), the Green Party received seven per cent support (up from 6 per cent) and two per cent of decided voters back the People's Alliance of New Brunswick (compared with three per cent).

The number of undecided voters dropped to 30 per cent from 36 per cent, while six per cent refused to state a preference and four per cent either supported none of the parties or did not plan to vote.

Leader perference

Premier Brian Gallant remained the most preferred leader with 36 per cent support, compared with 31 per cent in May.

Support for PC leader Blaine Higgs fell to 20 per cent from 23 per cent three months ago, while preference for Green Party leader David Coon remained unchanged at 11 per cent.

Newly-elected NDP leader Jennifer McKenzie is backed by seven per cent, compared with five per cent for interim leader Rosaire L'Italien in May.

Kris Austin of the People's Alliance of New Brunswick is preferred by two per cent, compared with five per cent.

Three per cent of respondents preferred none of the leaders and 20 per cent did not offer an opinion.

Government satisfaction

About 52 per cent of New Brunswickers surveyed said they are satisfied with the performance of the provincial government, compared with 53 per cent in May.

Roughly 39 per cent said they are dissatisfied, down from 41 per cent three months ago, and nine per cent did not offer an opinion.

Corporate Research Associates said the overall results are accurate to within ± 3.4 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.

You can find a link to the results here.