VANCOUVER(NEWS 1130) – We’re less than two weeks away from the municipal elections and some people in Vancouver still don’t know who they’ll be supporting for mayor.
Mario Canseco with Research Co. says their recent poll shows 26 per cent of voters is still undecided.
“It’s not as bad as it was a couple of months ago when we had almost 50 per cent of people who were undecided,” Canseco said. “I think people are starting to learn more about the candidates and the campaigns.”
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Back in September, a Research Co. poll found that four in 10 Vancouverites were undecided, equivalent to 42 per cent.
But the number is still high, he warned, especially with elections coming up on Oct. 20.
According to the poll, Independent Kennedy Stewart is leading in the race with 34 per cent support, followed by NPA Ken Sim and Independent Shauna Sylvester.
“Some interesting situations, there’s not a lot of movement when you compare it to the survey that we did back in September,” Canseco added.
Ken Sim has 20 per cent support, Sylvester has 16 per cent while Hector Bremner came in fourth with 10 per cent.
The poll was conducted from Oct. 4 to Oct. 7 among 402 adults in the city of Vancouver. The survey has a margin of error of +/- 4.9 per cent.