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Clark unpopular, Horgan unknown
Toronto, April 12th
– In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 1040
British Columbia voters, amongst those and decided and leaning, the NDP (39%)
have extended a 10 point lead over the governing Liberals (29%). The Green
Party is behind with (18%).
likely to support the NDP include those 34 or younger (42%), 35-44 (44%), the
most wealthy ($100,000-$250,000: 43%), earning $40,000-$60,000 (42%) or
$60,000-$80,000 (42%), with a post-graduate (44%) or college/university degree
(43%), and living in Vancouver Lower Mainland (42%).
likely to support the Liberals include those aged 65 and over (34%), 45-54
(32%), earning $20,000-$40,000 (33%), $60,000-$80,000 (33%), or the most
wealthy ($100,000-$250,000: 35%), the least educated (37%), and those living in
BC Interior North (42%).
Clark approval low, Horgan in the positives, Weaver well-liked
(62%) disapprove of
the job Christy Clark is doing as premier. (26%) approve, and (12%) don’t know.
Premier Clark’s net favourable score (approve – disapprove) is -36.
(29%) approve of John
Horgan’s job as the leader of the opposition. (27%) disapprove, and (44%) don’t
know. Horgan’s net favourable score is +2.
(32%) approve of Andrew
Weaver’s job as the leader of the Green Party. (17%) disapprove, and (51%)
don’t know. Weaver’s net favourable score is +14.
Best Premier tied between Horgan and Clark
A quarter (25%) of
respondents say, regardless of their party affiliation, that John Horgan would
make the best Premier of BC, which is a statistical tie with Christy Clark
(22%). Andrew Weaver (15%) is tied with none of these (15%), and (23%) report
they don’t know.
Most trustworthy: Horgan and Weaver
Just over 2-in-10
(22%) find John Horgan, most trustworthy, which ties him with Andrew Weaver
(22%). Christy Clark is considered most trustworthy by (17%), just above (16%)
none of these, and (24%) say they don’t know.
are clearly in an uphill battle for re-election. Clark’s approval is low, but
there may be hope in the number of voters who don’t know about John Horgan. If
the Liberals can define him quickly, and have that message stick now that
people are paying attention, they could gain ground against the leading NDP,"
said Dr. Lorne Bozinoff, President of Forum Research.
Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at
email@example.com or at (416) 960-9603.