The Liberals are promising to freeze power rates for residential and business customers for four years should they be re-elected next month.
We asked UNB Saint John associate professor of Political Science, J.P. Lewis if this will sway voters or do they see through this kind of move.
He says it’s become common practice for parties to put forward campaign promises that are easy to grasp like a freeze or a tax cut.
“Who knows if it will capture the imagination of New Brunswick voters, but the idea that you make a tangible campaign promise that is connected to the cost of something is nothing new.”
Lewis was also asked if this will have an impact on the Liberal parties chances on election day?
” I think we’ll see in the next poll, trying to figure out the impact of policy announcement in the first 24 hours you are usually reading the tea leaves of how it is perceived in the press,” stated Lewis.
Lewis adds sometimes even if you don’t get great answers about how a party will pay for this pledge or that promise, voters may still be receptive to the idea but it may still take a few weeks to see the impact.