For Immediate Release
British Columbia Public Opinion Poll
BRITISH COLUMBIA POLITICAL SCENE
New Democrats Hold 20-PointAdvantage in British Columbia
On the Best Premier question, opposition leader Adrian Dix outranksincumbent head of government Christy Clark by a 2-to-1 margin.
Mar. 21, 2013]
The oppositionNew Democratic Party (NDP) holds a sizeablelead as British Columbians prepare for this year
sprovincial election, a new Angus Reid PublicOpinion poll has found.The online survey of a representative provincialsample of 809 British Columbian adults alsoshows that BC NDP leader Adrian Dix maintainsa higher approval rating than Premier ChristyClark, and is also seen as the preferred personfor the province
s top political job.
Across British Columbia, 48 per cent of decidedvoters and leaners (+1 since February) wouldsupport the BC NDP candidate in their riding if aprovincial election were held tomorrow. Thegoverning BC Liberals are second with 28 per cent (-3), followed by the BC Green Party with 11per cent (+1) and the BC Conservatives also with11 per cent (+2).Half of decided voters in Metro Vancouver (50%)would support the BC NDP, along with a majorityof those in Vancouver Island (53%). The race has tightened in the Southern Interior, but the NewDemocrats keep an eight-point lead over the BC Liberals (39% to 31%). The BC Greens get their bestnumbers on Vancouver Island (18%), while the BC Conservatives increased their standing in theSouthern Interior (17%).
Voting Intention: BC NDP 48% (+1), BCLiberals 28% (-3), BC Green 11% (+1),BC Conservatives 11% (+2)
Approval Ratings: Dix 47% (+4), Clark27% (+4), Sterk 27% (+3), Cummins 18%(+3)
Best Premier: Dix 31% (+1), Clark 16% (-5), Cummins 6% (=), Sterk 4% (+1)
Full topline results are at the end of this release.
From March 18 to March 19, 2013, Angus Reid Public Opinionconducted an online survey among 809 randomly selected British Columbia adults who are Angus Reid Forum panellists.The margin of error
which measures sampling variability
is+/- 3.5%. The results have been statistically weighted according to the most current education, age, gender and region Censusdata to ensure a sample representative of the entire adult population of British Columbia. Discrepancies in or betweentotals are due to rounding.