Tory support falls in latest CRA numbers

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The Tories are as unpopular as ever in the province, according to the latest numbers from Halifax-based Corporate Research Associates.

(From left) Tory Leader, Premier Tom Marshall; NDP Leader Lorraine Michael; and Liberal Leader Dwight Ball.

Twenty-six per cent of decided voters are standing by the PC Party, compared to 58 per cent for the Liberals and 15 per cent for the NDP.

Since the last polling numbers from CRA were released in June, the Tories lost their premier-designate in Frank Coleman, and they’ve re-run their leadership selection process over the summer.

But that leadership race hasn’t generated any interest or public support; the PC Party dropped by three percentage points — from 29 to 26 — since the last poll.

Poll respondents haven’t been kind to Tom Marshall, who’s been serving as caretaker premier until the leadership is settled.

Last spring, the governing PCs were heartened by an uptick in approval for the overall government performance, but that’s dropped a little bit in the latest numbers.

And Premier Tom Marshall is well behind Dwight Ball when people are asked who would make the best premier.



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Recent comments

  • Scott
    September 04, 2014 - 13:09

    Hey, Dwight, Its seem you can't get past 40%. Charles Murphy still beat you at 58%, LOL

  • Laughable
    September 04, 2014 - 12:53

    LOL...Really, This put me in mine of when the Liberals call for nominations, for the leadership race back in 2011, Ball couldn't get over 40 % of support, Man they said no to, receive 58%. Nothing change hey

  • Corporate Psycho
    September 03, 2014 - 16:20

    What do they expect? They have Steve Kent running for leader.

    • steve
      September 04, 2014 - 08:46

      What the CRA poll also shows but not reported in the media is that Dwight Ball falls behind his own party in popular support. Ball at 40% and Liberals at 58%. Usually a leader is on par or ahead of his/her own party in terms of popular support. Look what happened to the NDP.