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Almost 4-in-10 Think Nova
Scotia Headed in Wrong Direction
A third see Healthcare as their biggest issue
Toronto, May 8th – In
a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 1042 Nova
Scotia voters, almost 4-in-10 (38%) say that Nova Scotia is moving in the wrong
direction. Just under a quarter (22%) say that Nova Scotia is moving in the
right direction, with just under a third (29%) saying it’s neither moving in
the right nor wrong direction, and (11%) responding they do not know.
likely to say that Nova Scotia is moving in the wrong direction include those
aged 35-44 (48%), earning $80,0000-$100,000 (48%), with a post-graduate degree
(49%), living in Cape Breton (46%), and supporting the NDP (59%).
likely to say that Nova Scotia is moving in the right direction include those
aged 55-64 (29%) or 65+ (31%), the least wealthy (27%) or earning
$40,000-$60,000 (30%), with some college/university (33%), and supporting the
Healthcare the dominant issue
identified by a third (32%) of voters as the issue that is most likely to
determine their vote. Following well behind is the economy (17%), Education
(16%), and Jobs (14%). Not likely to be a factor in this campaign are the
environment (8%) or infrastructure (5%). Other issues (5%) not listed were
identified by (5%), and a very small proportion (3%) did not know what would
determine their vote at the time of this survey.
likely to say that healthcare is their ballot question include those aged 65+
(49%), females (40%), earning $20,000-$40,000 (38%) or $40,000-$60,000 (36%),
with some college/university (36%) or a college/university degree (35%), living
in Cape Breton (40%), and supporting the PCs (36%) or Liberals (34%).
Almost 4-in-10 expect the Liberals to win
Just under 4-in-10 (37%) see the Liberals as
the eventual winners of the 2017 provincial election. Just over a quarter (28%)
see the PCs as the eventual winner, with a small proportion of voters (12%)
believing the NDP will win. (23%) aren’t sure who will win and said they do not
“Most voters expect the Liberals to win, but
clearly voters have concerns as the plurality believe that Nova Scotia is
moving in the wrong direction. If the opposition can tap into this overall
dissatisfaction, they will greatly increase their chances of unseating a very
popular Liberal government,” said Dr. Lorne Bozinoff, President of Forum
Lorne Bozinoff, Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at email@example.com or at (416) 960-9603.