Gap Between Federal Liberals and Conservatives Narrowing in Nova Scotia

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

Federal Politics

According to the latest polling numbers, the federal Liberals maintain a comfortable lead but the gap has narrowed. Among decided and leaning voters:

  • Support for the Liberal Party edged down 3 percentage points to 50%.
  • Conservative support increased 7 percentage points to 34%.
  • NDP support edged down 4 percentage points to 10%.
  • Support for the Green Party was relatively unchanged at 6%.

The undecided / no vote group edged up three percentage points to 38%.

“The Liberals maintain strong levels of support in Nova Scotia,” said Stephen Moore, Vice-President at MQO. “While they have healthy leads in Halifax and Cape Breton, there is a much closer race in mainland Nova Scotia.”

Government Performance

The rating for the leadership of Prime Minster Justin Trudeau edged up from a mean score of 5.2 in May to 5.4 this quarter (on a 10-point scale).

The Atlantic Matters poll was conducted by telephone from October 18th to November 3rd, 2018 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. MQO subscribes to the highest standards of information gathering and research ethics in the industry in Canada.

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

Stephen Moore – Vice-President
[email protected]

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