- Conservative, Rempel still has a lead – BUT IT IS SHRINKING (no surprise here).
- 1/3 of respondents are uncomfortable with supporting Rempel
- The Liberal, Randall, is holding steady among decided voters but his support, identified early in the campaign, is not growing.
- Support for Heather MacIntosh is still growing.
- Green Party is the favoured 2nd choice, especially for Liberal supporters.
- A 6% response rate out of approx 80,000 residents.
- These are from landlines and represent mostly hardcore CPC supporters. It does not take into account cell phone users who typically represent a younger demographic and are the segment most likely to vote Green.
High voter turnout is bad news only for the Conservatives (and advance polls showed very high turnout rates.)
The poll was also done just days prior to a rush hour sign and Green scarves waving event on Thursday on Centre St., catching traffic from downtown into the riding, which involved 80 Green-dressed supporters and saw many hundreds of honking cars catching the excitement.
Voting Liberal will not keep Harper from having a majority. Quebec's NDP surge will do that.
NDP surge in Quebec and high voter turnouts at Advance Polls demonstrate that this is not the sleepy election many people believed it was. People are hungry for change.
This election is not a choice between Liberal vs Conservative. Canadians are realizing there are other options. To make government work again, we need a new voice in Parliament. The Green Party brings a new, moderate voice that combines economic, social and environmental policies in a fiscally responsible way.
Heather MacIntosh has a chance to win in Calgary Centre North. All of Canada will take note if this happens. It will change the way people view Calgary and how Calgary views itself.