Most British Columbians Want Greens to Support NDP in Victoria – Poll
Prince George, B.C. – A new Insights West poll shows most British Columbians would like the BC Greens to support the NDP in the legislature.
The online poll showed 51 per cent of residents think the BC Greens should support the NDP if a majority government cannot be formed while 38 per cent think the Greens should back the BC Liberals.
Sixty-two per cent of Green voters support the idea of supporting the NDP while only 23 per cent favour supporting the BC Liberals.
The poll also found 48 per cent of respondents are in favour of an NDP majority, an NDP minority with leader John Horgan as Premier (also 48 per cent) and a BC Liberal minority without leader Christy Clark as Premier (also 48 per cent).
Only 39 per cent would be happy if the NDP formed a minority government without Horgan as Premier, if the BC Liberals formed a minority government with Clark as Premier (38 per cent) or with a BC Liberal majority mandate (37 per cent).
It seems residents aren’t too keen for another election sometime soon as 43 per cent think it should happen as scheduled in May 2021 while only 26 per cent favour holding it sometime in the next couple of years.
Across B.C., 65 per cent of residents believe Christy Clark should step down as leader if her party cannot form the government – including 46 per cent of those who voted for her party.
Finally, the poll showed 52 per cent of residents are satisfied with the first-past-the-post electoral system while 39 per cent are dissatisfied.
The poll surveyed 803 British Columbians and was conducted May 22 to May 25.