Atlantic Matters Poll — Liberals Hold Lead in Nova Scotia Regan and Fraser in Contention for Leadership

(HALIFAX,  NS) — With Scott Brison now out of the Liberal leadership race MLA Kelly Regan and MP Sean Fraser have emerged as contenders for Premier according to the latest Atlantic Matters poll of Nova Scotians.

Among decided respondents, 44% supported Brison followed by Regan and Fraser at 21% each and Zach Churchill at 13%.  Asked if a provincial election were held today, 41% of decided voters would vote Liberal, 30% Progressive Conservative, 19% NDP and 9% Green.

“Relatively new to the field in the leadership discussion, Kelly Regan is ahead of Fraser in the key battleground of HRM by a noteworthy margin while the same can be true for Fraser outside of HRM and Cape Breton. However, Brison’s majority share of the poll will ultimately be redistributed, so it will be interesting to see how those votes are split as the race evolves. There also remains a large segment of the population who are undecided at this point,” said Lianne Sarson, VP Research and Engagement with MQO.

The poll also ranked the Federal Liberals in first place among decided voters with 49% support, the Conservatives in second at 29%, the NDP in third with 16% and the Green party at 6%.  The poll of 400 Nova Scotians was in the field from late August to early September.

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