B.C. NDP still in the lead with Liberals gaining ground, poll suggests

Dec 19 2017, 7:29 am

As the 2013 B.C. election draws closer, so does the gap between the B.C. Liberals and B.C. NDP.

With a hard fought campaign coming into its final stretch and British Columbians just eight days from heading to the polls, the gap between the Province’s two front-runners is continually narrowing.

A new Angus Reid Public Opinion poll suggests that the B.C. Liberals are regaining steam just in time for Tuesday’s election, now trailing the NDP by just seven points.  

The poll shows that the NDP is in first with 41 per cent, the Liberals second with 34 per cent, the Green Party with 12 per cent and the Conservatives, in last, with 10 per cent.

The B.C. Liberals have been trailing in the polls leading up to the election. Until now, the B.C New Democrats have been atop, typically, by less than 20 points.

The Angus Reid poll also indicated that 33 per cent of people polled, thought that the economy was the most important issue for British Columbians and 31 per cent thought Premier Clark would be the best leader to handle that sector; compared to Dix with 25 per cent, John Cummins with nine and Jane Sterk with three.

With the election just over a week away, the NDP still hold a strong lead on their competition. However, with the gap narrowing in this new poll, the election may be closer than first anticipated.

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