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A new poll suggests the provincial Liberals are still leading among decided voters in Nova Scotia, but the gap over the governing NDP has narrowed.
The latest quarterly poll from Corporate Research Associates shows the Liberals with 41 per cent support, down from 45 per cent in May.
Support for the New Democrats has climbed from 26 to 31 per cent in the last quarter.
Support for the PC Party edged down from 26 to 25 per cent, and the number of undecided voters dropped by two per cent to 41.
The number of respondents who are satisfied with the government’s overall performance climbed from 40 to 42 per cent.
The personal popularity of the three leaders didn’t change significantly over the last three months. Liberal leader Stephen McNeil was the choice of 30 per cent of respondents, ahead of Darrell Dexter and Jamie Baillie, both at 19 per cent.
Poll results are based on a sample of 1601 adult Nova Scotians conducted from Aug. 8 to Aug. 31.
Results are considered accurate to within 2.4 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.