The Vancouver Sun:
The BC New Democrats are surging ahead of the BC Liberals in popularity, according to a new Angus Reid poll released Friday.
survey shows that if an election was held tomorrow, 49 per cent would
support the NDP, compared with just 22 per cent for the Liberals.
The BC Conservatives followed with 19 per cent and the Green Party came in last at nine per cent.
NDP continues to lead in all four regions of the province, garnering
the backing of at least half of decided voters in Metro Vancouver (50
per cent) and Vancouver Island (55 per cent.)
In the Interior, 35
per cent of decided voters would cast a ballot for the NDP, with the BC
Conservatives and BC Liberals in a close fight for second place.
leader Adrian Dix is still the most popular choice for premier with 48
per cent approval rating, compared with 29 per cent for Premier Christy
Green Party leader Jane Sterk checks in at 25 per cent
approval rating, while BC Conservative leader John Cummins dropped to 24
The poll also suggests the economy remains the top
issue for British Columbians followed by health care, leadership and the
The survey polled 804 adults between July 30 and Aug. 1. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.5 per cent.