Federal Conservatives tops in Atlantic Canada: Poll

Corporate Research Associates Inc. is a Halifax based firm that provides public opinion research and market intelligence about Atlantic Canada. It said today that, for the first time in 17 years of polling Atlantic Canadians about the federal government voting intentions, the Conservatives are on top.

Among decided voters polled in in Atlantic Canada, the Conservatives won the support of 42 per cent, up from 35 per cent in February followed by the Liberals at 31 per cent, down from 35 per cent, and the New Democrats at 19 per cent, down from 22 per cent.

About one in ten told pollsters they do not support any of those three parties.

The pollster said 1,503 Canadians in Atlantic Canada were surveyed between May 15 and June 6. It says the poll is accurate to within 2.5 percentage points.

Corporate Research goes on to say that Conservatives lead in New Brunswick and in Newfoundland and Labrador but the Liberals and Conservatives are tied for support in Nova Scotia in PEI.

For what it’s worth, here’s how the region elected MPs on January 23:

  • New Brunswick:  Liberals – 6; Conservatives – 3; NDP – 1
  • Newfoundland and Labrador – Liberals – 4; Conservatives – 3
  • Nova Scotia – Liberals – 6; Conservatives – 3; NDP – 2
  • Prince Edward Island – Liberals – 4

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