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Mainstreet Survey Shows Tight Races In B.C.

Thursday, September 17, 2015 @ 3:59 AM

Prince George, B.C.- The latest survey by Mainstreet Research indicates  there  is no clear  winner  in all  ridings in B.C.  but  the Conservatives have the edge in areas other than Greater Vancouver and   Vancouver Island.

The survey indicates there is good and bad news  for each of the main parties depending on the area of the province.

According to the survey,  the Conservatives  have   the support of 35% of decided voters in the Province outside the  Greater Vancouver and Island areas.  The  NDP are next with 26%, the Liberals have 15% and the Green Party trails with  8%.

It’s a different story in Greater Vancouver, where  the Liberals have 28%, the  Conservatives 27%, the NDP 23% and the Green Party 6%.

In the Islands, the NDP lead with 28% of the decided vote,  the Conservatives  have 23%  and the Liberals and Green Party are tied at 16% each .

“These numbers seem to indicate very many tight races, and a large number of three way races throughout BC.”says Quito Maggi, President of Mainstreet Research.



If the Liberals had been able to come up with viable candidates in the North the poles would not look so favorable to the PCs.

I think the majority of people vote party plus who heads the party and has the potential of being PM.

Unless the local candidate is a total dud, the majority do not care. They understand it is the PM and the party that make policy …. the others all fall in line, eventually.

I doubt there is a single local issue that is up for debate here, for instance. Too small a fish in a huge pond. As always, the way Ontario and Quebec go, so goes the country.

BTW, that breakdown is not very good. I would like to see how many seats there are in those three regions. I am sure there are more seats in the GVRD than there are in the rest of BC combined, so those percentages, for many reasons, do not reflect the seats or the numbers of people who can vote in those 3 regions.

Kind of a useless stat, in my opinion.

gopg2015. **The way Ontario and Quebec go, so goes the Country**

That statement is usually correct, however it wasn’t in the last election. Quebec went NDP, and Harper won a majority Government with only 5 seats in Quebec.

What will happen is this election remains to be seen. I suspect that Quebec will be all over the map. ie; NDP, Bloc, Liberal, Conservative. The NDP might hold on to a majority of their present seats because some people think that Mulcair has a chance of winning this election. On the other hand Quebec got diddly squat in the past four years with the the NDP being their prime representatives in Parliament.

Some parts of Vancouver, and the Island are historically NDP, so don’t expect any big changes there. They will split between NDP, Liberal, Conservative as usual.

So we have the hinterlands of BC, Alberta, Sask, Man. and Ontario. that will decide this election. It will all come down to who can get the most seats in Ontario. If the Conservatives pick up a number of seats in Quebec and Eastern Canada that would be a bonus.

Interesting times.

Grover, how is Tracy Calogerhos not a viable candidate?

Agreed pgjohn. This election we have some very viable, interesting candidates in the Liberals and NDP. Very refreshing.

I can fully agree we haven’t had strong NDP/Liberal candidates the past two elections. Especially the Liberals. I can’t believe they tried to parachute in a UBC student from Vancouver who had never lived in the interior lol. Just don’t have anyone if that’s your only option.

One presumes that those NDP/Liberals who looked after the nominations in the past few elections are the same people who are looking after them this time around. If that’s the case, then how come they were so wrong then and so right now, or are they wrong this time around also.

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