VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Today marks the official halfway point of the provincial election campaign, and according to NEWS 1130‘s exclusive Your Vote 2017 PlaceSpeak poll the New Democrats are leading in the Lower Mainland.
As of midday today, the BC NDP has 45 per cent of the vote, with the BC Liberals coming second with 31 per cent, followed by the Green Party at 21 per cent. Four per cent of voters said they would cast a ballot for another party.
“In Vancouver ridings such as Fairview, False Creek, Mount Pleasant, Point Grey and West End is a majority NDP result,” explains Colleen Hardwick with PlaceSpeak.
Mid-campaign polls for Fairview, Mountain Pleasant, Point Grey and West End parallel the 2013 election results, while the re-adjusting boundaries of False Creek have switched swung from red to orange.
However, what surprised Hardwick the most is a surge of Green Party support in New Westminster. “The New Westminster Green numbers were unexpected and it’ll be interesting to see how it plays out as the results increase,” she says.
Hardwick says Vancouver ridings have seen the most votes, while Burnaby, Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Mission, and Langley ridings require more for a representative sample size.
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