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Four in 10 Vancouverites undecided, ahead of civic election: poll

Last Updated Sep 21, 2018 at 11:35 am PDT

FILE - Vancouver City Hall (Lasia Kretzel, NEWS 1130 Photo)

A lot of things can change in the weeks leading up to the civic election, says pollster

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – As we inch closer to next month’s election, it seems many people in Vancouver haven’t decided who they will be voting for.

That’s according to a recent poll from Mainstreet Research, which finds nearly 42 per cent of people are undecided.

Quito Maggi with the pollster says that’s a relatively high number. “I would expect to see it below 30, at this point.”

“Maybe that just reflects just how broad, deep, and experienced the field that is running is. Expect to see that sort of firming up the support for some of those candidates over the next couple weeks.”

“There’s a lot of volatility, a lot of fluidity still left in this vote,” he adds. “A lot of things can change.”

According to the poll, Independent Kennedy Stewart is the front-runner, at 14.4 per cent support. That’s ahead of the NPA’s Ken Sim and Hector Bremner with “Yes Vancouver”, who both sit around 7.5 per cent.

Ian Campbell, who announced on Monday he was dropping out of the race, came in fourth in the poll, with 5.3 per cent.

 – With files from Monika Gul