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Polls put NDP ahead in BC

Two recent polls found significantly more support in British Columbia for the New Democratic Party than for the B.C. Liberals.

An Angus Reid Strategies poll released Saturday found 47 percent support for the NDP to 33 percent for the Liberals.

Similarly, last week Mustel Group found 43 percent support for the NDP and 35 percent for the Liberals, though some how in the news release this translated to “voters expressing discontent with both Liberals and NDP.”

Angus Reid had support for the Green Party at 10 percent and the provincial Conservatives at seven percent. Mustel had the Greens at 15 percent and the Conservatives at five.

Reid polled 800 British Columbians on Nov. 10 and 11, and had a margin of error plus or minus 3.5 percent. Mustel surveyed 500 B.C. adults between Nov. 9 and 19. The margin of error was plus or minus 4.4 percent, with 95 percent confidence.

Andrew MacLeod is The Tyee’s Legislative Bureau Chief in Victoria. Reach him here.

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