Majority in favour of holding vote to divide HRM

Residents of HRM are strongly behind a plebiscite on the idea of dividing municipality into two, a new poll shows.
Published : December 02, 2009

 

Residents of HRM are strongly behind a plebiscite on the idea of dividing municipality into two, a new poll shows.

 

The survey by Corporate Research Associates Inc. says 71 per cent of people surveyed would support holding a vote asking them whether or not to divide the HRM into two municipal units.

 

Twenty-six per cent opposed the idea.

 

The polling firm also says the majority of residents (54 per cent) support the division of HRM into two municipal units – one for rural residents and one for urban residents.


The survey conducted from Nov. 5 to 20 asked 401 adults residents and carries a margin or error of 4.9 percentage points.

 
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