VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) — A recent survey suggests the NDP would come out on top if a provincial election were held in B.C. tomorrow.
The survey conducted by Research Co. suggests 39 per cent of decided voters in the province would cast their ballots for the NDP, followed by the Liberals at 30 per cent and the Greens at 21 per cent. The B.C. Conservative Party garnered about 9 per cent support.
Stuff we're talking about on @NEWS1130 tonight; A poll suggests the BC NDP would have the edge if a provincial election were held tomorrow. It also says about 51-percent approve of the job Premier John Horgan is doing. More tonight with @benwilson1130 and @bcjnicholson
— Jonathan Szekeres (@jonszekeres) May 30, 2019
“The B.C. NDP and the B.C. Green Party are holding on to more than four-in-five of the voters who supported them in the 2017 provincial election,” Mario Canseco, President of Research Co., says in a press release. “For the B.C. Liberals, the number is slightly lower at 76%.”
When it comes to job performance, 51 per cent of people surveyed approve of Premier John Horgan, while 42 per cent support B.C. Greens Leader Andrew Weaver, 34 per cent support B.C. Liberal Party Leader Andrew Wilkinson, and 20 per cent support B.C. Conservative Party Leader Trevor Bolin.
Most Important Issue in #bcpoli
Housing / Poverty / Homelessness – 42%
Health care – 11%
The economy / Jobs – 11%
Environment – 10%
Energy / Pipelines – 9%
Crime / Public Safety – 7%
Accountability – 3%
Education – 3%
Other – 2%
Not sure – 2%https://t.co/dj7li3ko9f
— Mario Canseco (@mario_canseco) May 29, 2019
As for the pressing issues concerning British Columbians, the survey suggests more than two-in-five of us believe housing, homelessness and poverty are the most important. Health care, the economy and jobs are also other issues of note.
The study was conducted from May 20 to May 22, 2019, with 800 adults in B.C. The data was statistically weighted according to the Canadian census figures for age, gender and region. There is +/- 3.5 per cent margin of error.