Federal Liberals Hold Strong Lead in NS

MQO Research spoke with 600 residents of Nova Scotia to gauge the political temperature in the province for the Winter edition of our quarterly political poll: Atlantic Matters.

Federal Politics

According to the latest polling numbers, the federal Liberals continue to hold a strong lead in Nova Scotia. Among decided and leaning voters:

  • Support for the Liberal Party held steady at 50%.
  • Conservative support edged down 4 percentage points to 30%.
  • NDP support was relatively unchanged at 12%.
  • Support for the Green Party was also relatively unchanged at 7%.

The undecided / no vote group edged down 4 percentage points to 34%.

“The federal Liberals have a strong base of support in Nova Scotia,” said Stephen Moore, Vice-President at MQO Research. “The Conservatives do not lead in any area of the province or among any demographic groups.”

“The Conservatives are the most competitive outside of Halifax and among males.”

Government Performance

The rating for the leadership of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dropped from a mean score of 5.4 in October to 5.0 this quarter (on a 10-point scale).

The Atlantic Matters poll was conducted by telephone from January 30th to February 10th, 2019 and included 600 randomly selected eligible voters from across the province. The margin of error for the total sample is ± 4.0 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

About MQO Research

MQO Research is one of Atlantic Canada’s leading market research firms, providing research insights to clients throughout the region and beyond. Our team includes experts in quantitative and qualitative methodologies and program evaluation. As a member of the Canadian Research Insights Council (CRIC), MQO subscribes to the highest standards of information gathering and research ethics in the industry.

For more information on Atlantic Matters or MQO Research, contact:

Stephen Moore – Vice-President
[email protected]

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