A clear majority of Newfoundland and Labrador residents supported Kathy Dunderdale’s decision to resign as premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, according to the most recent survey by Corporate Research Associates (CRA) Inc.
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Kathy Dunderdale — Telegram file photo
Specifically, the CRA said in a news release eight in ten (81 per cent) of residents completely or mostly supported the resignation, while only one in 10 (12 per cent) completely or mostly opposed the resignation. Less than one in 10 responded that they either didn’t know or didn’t want to offer an opinion (seven per cent).
“Rather stunningly, the unpopularity of former premier Dunderdale was nearly universal and crossed all political lines,” said Don Mills, CRA chairman and CEO. “The results validate the premier’s decision to resign having clearly lost the confidence of the population of Newfoundland and Labrador.”
These results are part of the CRA Atlantic Quarterly, an independent, quarterly survey of Atlantic Canadians, and are based on a telephone sample of 400 adult Newfoundland and Labradorians, conducted from Feb. 11 to March 2, 2014, with overall results accurate to within plus or minus 4.9 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.