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October 27, 2017 5:26 pm

Most British Columbians Want Greens to Support NDP in Victoria – Poll

Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 8:30 AM

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.


You forgot to mention that online polls are not statistically valid?

I’m glad the BC Liberals lost. Hopefully, they will take the time to regroup and clean up their corrupt act. Or perhaps a new Conservative party will rise up and fill the vacuum created by the disintegration of the BC Liberal Party which is bound to happen now. Soon after queen Christy is handed her walking papers I imagine.

actually we want the Greens to think for themselves and do what is right for the citizens of BC.
But I can see a lot of bartering ( like that word, not what I wanted to use but the other one would have my post deleted) happening by both the Liberals and The NDP, rather than doing what they were elected to do.

If they do so I don’t give this government much time before another election will be in the air.

    Well said. In my world polls mean nothing. Love to see them doing for the voters, not for the party. But.

      yes indeed, BUT

Sounds to me more like 400 people want the Greens to hook up with the NDP.

Nothing like cutting your nose off to spite your face.

surveyed 803 residents? and where were these residents located? 303 on the Island and 500 on the lower mainland?

Frankly with such a low number and no information as to how and where, why is this even worth calling a news story?

Oh another reliable poll, where they spoke to Surrey and Victoria residents, and that’s it. The same people who voted NDP because they were going to scrap the bridge tolls, and it got all the taxi and truck drivers all excited.

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