Vote by Vote Preferred Over Coalition – Poll
Prince George, B.C. – Fifty-eight of British Columbians would prefer the Green Party support a government on a vote-by-vote basis rather than a coalition.
That’s what a new Mainstreet/Postmedia poll has found. But the poll also showed almost an equal number of British Columbians say they would approve of a BC NDP-Green Party Coalition government.
The poll has a margin of error of +/- 2.41 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.
Quito Maggi, president of Mainstreet Research, adds 49 per cent of British Columbians say they are somewhat satisfied with the election results.
“Of course, there are recounts still to come so the result could change, but overall we are seeing some disappointment from B.C. voters. Sixty-three per cent of Liberal voters say they are satisfied compared to 57 per cent of NDP voters who are dissatisfied – Green voters are the most satisfied with the result with 65 per cent happy with the outcome.”
He also notes that 51 per cent of voters say the NDP should form the next government – including 27 per cent of Liberal voters while 89 per cent of NDP voters think the NDP should form government. Forty-seven per cent of Green voters say the NDP should form the next government over the Liberals though thirty-six per cent are unsure.
The poll also found 57 per cent of voters would approve of a coalition between the NDP and the Greens and just 27 per cent would approve of a coalition between the Greens and the Liberals.
As for how long voters’ think a minority government might last, most said somewhere between one and two years.