Poll Shows Plunging Support For NDP, PC Gains

Infographic: Poll Shows Plunging Support For NDP

Winnipeg, MB, Canada / 680 CJOB – Winnipeg’s News & Information Leader
CJOB Team Coverage
February 07, 2014 05:00 am

Premier Greg Selinger and Manitoba’s New Democrats are 25 points behind the Opposition Progressive Conservatives in a new public opinion poll conducted by Insightrix Research for 680 CJOB News and Global News.

With the Manitoba NDP holding their annual convention today, 800 Manitobans were asked who they would vote for if a provincial election were held today.

Forty-nine per cent say they would vote for Brian Pallister’s Conservatives while 24 per cent say they would continue to support Selinger’s New Democrats.

According to the survey, the Conservatives rate much higher with Manitobans residing outside of Winnipeg. Sixty per cent of people living beyond the city limits say they would vote for Pallister compared with 40 per cent of Winnipeggers. The Conservatives are also supported more strongly by men than women. Fifty-four per cent of men surveyed say they would vote for Pallister compared with 44 per cent of women.

The Insightrix poll was conducted by telephone between January 16th to February 3rd and is accurate plus or minus 3.82 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.