Economy Main Issue say Poll Respondents
Prince George, B.C.- It is not a scientific poll, but the results of the latest 250News Election poll show the economy is the number one issue among those who voted.
Of the 1,513 votes cast, 880 named the economy as the number one issue. That’s 58%, and no other single issue listed came even close.
Environment ranked second with 14% ( 210 votes, followed by ‘other’ with 12%. Among those who commented when the poll story appeared last week, ‘other’ issues mentioned included homelessness and poverty reduction.
Crime and Justice was third in the ranking, with 136 votes ( 9%) . Door to door mail delivery garnered 66 votes, for 4% of the total, and Veterans Services came in last with 37 votes, or 2%.
There have been many promises made by the political party leaders over the past week. Justin Trudeau has announced he would reopen the closed Veterans Affairs Offices ( including the one in Prince George), Thomas Mulcair announced he would run small deficits for a couple of years before delivering a balanced budget, and Stephen Harper promised more focus on Pacific salmon.
So, this week, we ask the question: “Do you believe the promises made during an election?”