Liberals and PCs Tied in Nova Scotia


MQO Research spoke with 400 residents of Nova Scotia to gauge the political temperature in the province for the Summer edition of our quarterly political poll: Atlantic Matters.

Provincial Politics

According to the latest polling numbers, the Liberals and PCs are currently tied in NS. Among decided and leaning voters:

  • PC Party support edged down 3% percentage points to 35%.
  • Current Liberal support increased 5% percentage points to 35%.
  • NDP support was relatively steady at 20%.
  • Support for the Green Party trended down 4 percentage points to 8%.

“The governing Liberals are tied with the official opposition,” said Stephen Moore, Vice President with MQO. “We see two very different races. The Liberals have a healthy lead in vote rich Halifax, but the Tories are leading in mainland Nova Scotia.”

“It is important to note that we saw a slight uptick for the NDP in Halifax – the first sign of life for that party in a while.”

The Atlantic Matters poll was conducted by telephone from August 20th to August 27th, 2019 and included 400 randomly selected eligible voters from across the province. The margin of error for the total sample is ± 4.9 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 in Canada.

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

Stephen Moore
[email protected]
Cell: 902-210-5379

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