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McNeil's Liberals to end 2019 with highest satisfaction level of the year

However, 46 per cent say they are mostly or completely dissatisfied with the current provincial government
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Satisfaction with Stephen McNeil's Liberal government has reached its highest level of 2019.

According to the latest quarterly poll by Narrative Research, formerly known as Corporate Research Associates, 45 per cent of decided voters are satisfied, up from 42 in August, 35 in May and 41 in February.

However, 46 per cent say they are mostly or completely dissatisfied with the current provincial government.

If an election were held today, 42 per cent say they'd vote Liberal, up 3 points since August, while the PCs are down two points among decided voters to 26 per cent.

The NDP and Greens were in a statistical tie last quarter, however the New Democrats gained 5 points and 21 per cent now say they'd cast their ballot for the party. The Greens have dropped from 15 to now having 9 per cent of the decided vote.

Twenty six per cent of Nova Scotians say they remain undecided, which is down from 34 per cent in the summer.

Five per cent don't plan to vote and another 7 per cent didn't want to answer the question.

Twenty eight per cent say they want McNeil to continue on as premier, 20 per cent would prefer to see the PC's Tim Houston lead the province, 14 per cent want NDP leader Gary Burrill, the Green's Thomas Trappenberg is favoured by 8 per cent, and 0 per cent support Atlantica Party interim leader Thomas Bethell.

The results are based on a sample of 800 adult Nova Scotians through a telephone survey conducted from October 31 to November 22, with overall results accurate to within ± 3.5 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.

Meghan Groff

About the Author: Meghan Groff

Born in Michigan, raised in Ontario, schooled in Indiana and lives in Nova Scotia; Meghan is the editor for CityNews Halifax.
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