B.C. Election 2017: Latest poll shows Greens taking votes from Liberals, NDP


The latest weekly B.C. election tracking poll shows the gap closing between the governing Liberals and the NDP Opposition in Metro Vancouver and the Greens making gains, especially on Vancouver Island.

The Mainstreet/Postmedia poll also found that more voters are in favour of the Liberals’ plan to cap bridge tolls at $500 a year than the NDP’s election promise to scrap them.

And the poll, the first since the writ dropped to kick off the campaign for the May 9 provincial election, also found the most popular campaign promise — doubling the foreign buyers tax to 30 per cent — is not identified with the party that floated the idea, the Greens.

Across B.C., the NDP have the most “decided and leaning” voters, at 39 per cent, followed by the Liberals at 37 per cent and the Greens at 21 per cent.

Among all voters, the Liberals (30 per cent, up five percentage points from previous poll) trail the NDP (32 per cent, no change), with the Greens at 15 per cent (up three), the leaderless Conservatives at three per cent (down three) and undecided voters at 19 per cent (down six).

For the past three polls, the NDP has remained between 37 and 39 per cent, the Liberals at 33 to 37 per cent, the Greens between 13 to 17 per cent and the Conservatives between 10 and 13 per cent.

In the latest poll, most of the Liberal gains have come in Metro Vancouver. The Liberals have closed the gap there, coming to within five percentage points of the NDP among decided and leaning voters. The NDP has 43 per cent of those voters to the Liberals’ 38.

Those Liberal gains came as the number of undecided voters dropped sharply among all voters to 21 per cent cent, down from 30 per cent the poll …read more

Source:: Vancouver Sun

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