Liberals Gain, PCs Drop in New Poll
The new poll from MQO details how the margin between the preferred NL Liberals and the PC Party doubled, from 6 per cent to twelve per cent, in only three months.
Support for the Liberal Party is up three percentage points to 47 per cent. Support for the PC Party has dropped by three points to 35 per cent and support for the NDP is stagnant at 16 per cent. Full MQO release.
The poll also asked a question about the general outlook people have for Newfoundland and Labrador. In a significant move, the number of people who said their outlook worsened decreased by 10 per cent from the previous period.
Trust in the Process
The outlook for Newfoundland and Labrador is slowly improving among the public. Led by Premier Dwight Ball, our province is still on track to eliminate the deficit by 2022/23. Your Liberal Government dramatically cut the provincial deficit, from $2.7 billion when taking office down to a deficit of $900 million based on the latest numbers. There is still much work to be done and further spending reductions will continue to be made in ways that ensure the stability and future prosperity of our economy. The Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador has shown itself to be Party of fixers.
Jobs and Economic Growth
While on the topic of economic recovery, it is worth remembering the significant amount of business investment that has been announced over the last few months. Equinor announced their $6.8 billion plan to develop the Bay du Norde offshore oil and gas deposit. Vale announced plans to expand operations underground at Voisey’s Bay and are currently hiring (click to view job postings). Just last month Iron Ore Company of Canada announced the opening of the Moss Pit at their operations in Labrador West. This new pit will extend the life of that mine by 50 years and will to create a more stable job market and economy in that region. In August it was announced that the company S&P Data will open a call centre in the metro region that will create an additional 500 jobs. These are just some of the recent jobs and economic highlights that demonstrate our province is open for business and that our economy is starting to rebound.
The Liberal Party of NL has proven itself to be the Party people can trust to balance the budget, diversify our economy, and partner with industry to create good jobs for the people of Newfoundland and Labrador. The hard work that got us to where we are today continues and we call on you to join us in working for a brighter future for all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. Click this link to join our Party. You can also donate to the cause by clicking here.