The NDP's popularity has increased dramatically in Prince Edward Island since the October 2011 election when it gained only 3.16% because it ran only 14 candidates for 27 seats. By November of 2011 it was polling 9%, while it reached 11% in February 2012 (http://www.electionalmanac.com/ea/prince-edward-island/).
In September it reached 18% in a CRA poll while it climbed to 22% in the latest CRA poll from November 8th to December 1 of 600 voters with a margin of error of 4%. The governing Liberals are at 45% popularity compared with 42% three months ago, while the Progressive Conservative Party have fallen to 28% from 32% three months ago. "Support for Mike Redmond of the NDP stands at 15 percent (compared with 11%), continuing a year long increase in support on this measure."