ELECTION 2013: Latest poll has NDP surging, Liberals sliding
On the day Premier Christy Clark is to visit Kamloops, followed tomorrow (March 22) by visits from B.C. Conservative Leader John Cummins and B.C. NDP Leader Adrian Dix, the latest poll numbers suggest the incumbent Liberals are well behind in voters' minds.
Am Angus Reid online survey commissioned by the Globe and Mail has the NDP with a 20-point lead over the Liberals, with the Conservatives and Greens tied in third.
Angus Reid pollsters surveyed 809 British Columbia adults, with 48 per cent backing the New Democrats and 28 per cent siding with the Liberals. The Conservatives and Greens each garnered 11 per cent support.
This marks the first time this year the Liberals have fallen below 30 per cent support in a poll.
The gap in Kamloops and the Southern Interior is not as wide, with the NDP at 38 per cent and the Liberals at 31 per cent. The Conservatives polled best in the Southern Interior, at 17 per cent, while the Greens are at 10 per cent.
When asked who would make the best premier, Adrian Dix topped responses at 31 per cent, with "None of these" at 22 per cent and "Not sure" at 20 per cent. Christy Clark, at 16 per cent, John Cummins, at six per cent, and Jane Sterk, at four per cent, rounded out the list.
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