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Latest Angus Reid Public Opinion Poll - March 21, 2013

Latest Angus Reid Public Opinion Poll - March 21, 2013

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New Democrats Hold 20-Point Advantage in British Columbia.

KEY FINDINGS

 Voting Intention: BC NDP 48%, BC Liberals 28%, BC Green 11%, BC Conservatives 11%
 Approval Ratings: Dix 47%, Clark 27%, Sterk 27%, Cummins 18%
 Best Premier: Dix 31%, Clark 16%, Cummins 6%, Sterk 4%
New Democrats Hold 20-Point Advantage in British Columbia.

KEY FINDINGS

 Voting Intention: BC NDP 48%, BC Liberals 28%, BC Green 11%, BC Conservatives 11%
 Approval Ratings: Dix 47%, Clark 27%, Sterk 27%, Cummins 18%
 Best Premier: Dix 31%, Clark 16%, Cummins 6%, Sterk 4%

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CONTACT:
Mario Canseco, Vice President, Angus Reid Public Opinion, 877-730-3570,mario.canseco@angus-reid.com 
 
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.
 
[VANCOUVER
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Mar. 21, 2013]
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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.
Voting Intention
 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%).
KEY FINDINGS
 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.
 
 
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CONTACT:
Mario Canseco, Vice President, Angus Reid Public Opinion, 877-730-3570,mario.canseco@angus-reid.com 
 
For Immediate Release
 
British Columbia Public Opinion Poll
The New Democrats have a 14-point lead among male voters (46% to 32%) and are ahead of the BCLiberals among women by a 2-to-1 margin (50% to 24%). The Green Party is tied with the BC Liberalsamong voters aged 18-to-34 (19% each). The governing party holds a slim lead among respondents wholive in households with a yearly income of more than $100,000 (41% to 38%).This month, the NDP has a retention rate of 85 per cent, while the BC Liberals have seen a drop in theproportion of former voters who are willing to support them in the next election. The governing party isholding on to 56 per cent of their supporters in 2009 (10 points lower than in February), with one-in-five of them (21%) saying they would vote for the NDP. Across British Columbia, 62 per cent of respondents think it is time for a change in government in BritishColumbia. This figure includes 91 per cent of those who voted for the New Democrats four years ago, andone third (33%) of those who supported the Gordon Campbell-led BC Liberals in 2009.
Approval, Momentum, Best Premier and Issues
Official Opposition and BC NDP leader Adrian Dix has increased his standing on the approval ratingquestion, and is now at 47 per cent (+4 since February), followed by Premier and BC Liberals leader Christy Clark (27%, -4), Green Party leader Jane Sterk (27%, +3) and BC Conservative Party leader JohnCummins (18%, +3). On the Best Premier question, Dix (31%, +1) is clearly ahead of Clark (16%, -5).While Dix holds a negative momentum score for the second time (-4), the situation is more dire for thecurrent head of government. Almost three-in-five respondents (58%) say their opinion of Premier and BCLiberals leader Christy Clark has worsened, for a momentum score of -53. The momentum scores for Cummins (-19) and Sterk (-3) are also negative.The economy (26%) is still the most important issue for British Columbians, followed by health care(20%), leadership (14%) and the environment (9%). As was the case last month, Dix remains ahead of Clark when British Columbians are asked about the best person to handle health care (39% to 16%),education (39% to 17%), the economy (28% to 22%), crime (25% to 17%) and federal/provincial relations(25% to 21%). Sterk is still the top option to handle the environment.
Analysis
The BC Liberals have fallen below the 30 per cent mark for the first time this year, and the month of March brought considerable drops for Premier Christy Clark on the approval and Best Premier questions.The party
s retention rate fell by 10 points in four weeks, and there is no major area of the province wherethe incumbent party is supported by at least a third of decided voters.The BC New Democrats have consistently been supported by at least 45 per cent of decided voters sinceMay 2012, and maintain an impressive retention rate, which is enhanced by the one-in-five 2009 BCLiberal voters who are saying they would vote for the Dix-led NDP this year. The opposition leader is
 
 
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CONTACT:
Mario Canseco, Vice President, Angus Reid Public Opinion, 877-730-3570,mario.canseco@angus-reid.com 
 
For Immediate Release
 
British Columbia Public Opinion Poll
ahead of Clark in all key indicators, and maintains dominant leads on the two issues that are mostappealing to his base: health care and education.The BC Greens remain successful in Vancouver Island, where they are closing in on the BC Liberals, andare now supported by one-in-five decided voters aged 18-to-34. Making sure that these young votersremain engaged throughout the campaign will be especially important.For the BC Conservatives, the survey shows some progress among female voters (14%), and hope for agood outcome in the Southern Interior.
About Angus Reid Public Opinion
 Angus Reid Public Opinion is a public affairs practice headed by Dr. Angus Reid: an industry visionary whohas spent more than four decades asking questions to figure out what people feel, how they think and whothey will vote for. A team of talented and experienced practitioners with a unique and profound understanding of global issues conduct high quality research throughout the world on a daily basis for corporations, governments, academic researchers, and non-profit organizations.
About Vision Critica
Vision Critical  is a global research and technology firm that creates software and services solutions for over 600 clients, including one third of the world 
’ 
s top 100 brands. The company has offices across North America, Europe and Australia as well as a Global Partner Program that provides other researchcompanies and consultants with access to top-of-the-
line technology. Its Sparq™ product is t 
he most widely adopted community panel platform on the planet.
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