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Vancouver B.C. (27 Apr 2017) – BC voters think their neighbours are more inclined to vote BC Liberal than they are, according to the latest poll from Justason Market Intelligence / zinc tank. Forty-two percent (42%) of decided voters told pollsters their neighbours will support the BC Liberals. By comparison, 36% will, themselves, support the BC Liberals, a meaningful six-percentage point gap. This gap widens among voters under 55 years and among men. On the other hand,

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Vancouver B.C. (24 Apr 2017) – The BC NDP are directionally ahead of the BC Liberals, in a poll of BC voters completed late last week. Currently, support for the BC NDP stands at 39% of decided voters, while the BC Liberals are only marginally behind at 36%. Well back, but with a comparatively strong showing, one-in-five decided voters (19%) support the BC Greens. Do these findings point to a potential BC NDP government? Not necessarily. BC

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Vancouver B.C. (22 Apr 2017) – With less than three weeks to go, BC NDP leader John Horgan and BC Liberal leader Premier Christy Clark are tied as the leader voters most trust to manage the British Columbia economy. We asked B.C. residents: “Among the BC provincial political party leaders in this election, which one do you TRUST the most to manage the economy?” Fully 36% of B.C. residents have no opinion about which party leader they

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Vancouver B.C. (21 Apr 2017) – In a survey fielded April 12-15, 2017, we asked British Columbians, “Which party do you most trust to manage BC’s economy?” Three-in-ten BCers (31%) could not offer an opinion. Among those with an opinion, it is a close call between the BC Liberals and the BC NDP (both at 37%) in a category that should probably be owned by the BC Liberals, as it has over over past election cycles. However,

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Vancouver B.C. (7 Dec 2015) – Most British Columbia residents (63%) are aware that Prime Minister Trudeau promised to launch an immediate public review of the environmental assessment process, including the National Energy Board. Regionally, awareness is highest among residents of the Sunshine Coast (75%), Metro Vancouver and Victoria Capital Region (66% each). Aware of Trudeau Promise to review environmental assessments Majority of B.C. residents

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Vancouver B.C. (12 Oct 2015) – The Liberals can thank strategic voters for their position in a tight race with the NDP in the City of Vancouver. The strategic, anti-Conservative, vote is the predominant reason the Liberals are currently tied with the NDP in Vancouver’s federal election race. Slide03 While seven-in-ten (69 per cent) decided voters will support their party of choice, three-in-ten (30 per cent) will vote strategically, to

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Vancouver B.C. (10 Oct 2015) – The NDP and Liberals are in a dead heat in the City of Vancouver, according to the most recent federal election poll from Justason Market Intelligence. As we enter final stretch of the longest federal election in modern Canadian history, 35 per cent of City of Vancouver’s decided voters will support their NDP candidate, while 34 per cent will support their Liberal candidate. Support for the ruling Conservatives stands at 22 per cent in

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Vancouver B.C. (20 Sep 2015) – Increasing Canada’s military involvement in the Middle East and the government’s anti-terror legislation (Bill C-51) are decidedly not important to Metro Vancouver residents. Among a list of election platforms and issues, protecting the environment is a top election issue for six-in-ten Metro Vancouver residents (59 per cent) followed by protecting personal freedoms (without intrusive government monitoring) and balancing the budget (47 per cent each). Other election issues for Metro Vancouverites are affordable post-secondary education and ensuring

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Vancouver B.C. (20 Sep 2015) – Well over half (58 per cent) of Metro Vancouver residents would “definitely not” support the Conservative party in the upcoming election. Among a list of potential reasons not to support the Conservatives, the anti‐terror law (Bill C‐51) is cited most frequently, followed by inattention to climate change (57 per cent). The government’s economic record (37 per cent), violation of election laws (35 per cent), and support for Northern Gateway pipelines and

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Vancouver B.C. (19 Sep 2015) – Strategic voting may play a role in Metro Vancouver voters’ decisions about a quarter of the time. While the majority (70 per cent) tell us they truly support their choice and its election platform, one-in-four decided voters (26 per cent) tell us their choice is strategic–they “will help prevent another party forming government.”

Metro Vancouver’s Strategic Voters

What party are strategic voters hoping to prevent forming government? For three-quarters (73 per

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Vancouver B.C. (17 Sep 2015) – If it were up to Metro Vancouverites, the New Democratic Party would form the next government, according to a recent poll by Justason Market Intelligence. At about the halfway mark in the 2015 federal election campaign, the poll finds 47 per cent of Metro Vancouver’s decided voters would support the NDP. The Liberals and Conservatives vie for second place at 23 per cent and 20 per cent respectively. The Greens receive 10

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Vancouver B.C. (15 Nov 2014, at 8:45 following delayed close of polls) – In our final poll prior to today’s municipal election, we confirm our expectation that Mayor Gregor Robertson will be with us for another four years. This poll, conducted November 12 to 14, finds that 48% of decided voters plan to support Gregor Robertson of Vision Vancouver. Kirk LaPointe of the Non-Partisan Association receives support from 41%. Meena Wong follows at some distance with

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Vancouver B.C. (29 Oct 2014) – Adriane Carr of the Green Party receives more support for her council seat than candidates for governing Vision Vancouver and Non-Partisan Association (NPA). NPA’s George Affleck, a distant second to Carr, still outperforms most Vision candidates. Although the Vision Vancouver incumbents do not top the list of preferred candidates, they may be poised to hold the majority in council, with the likely re-election of Heather Deal, Tim Stevenson, Raymond Louie, Andrea

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By Jeff Lee, Vancouver Sun Slide1If Vancouver’s mayoral contenders had superpowers, the city would be in fine hands, according to an offbeat poll that looks at their brand power. Gregor Robertson, the Vision Vancouver mayor, could leap tall buildings in a single bound. Kirk LaPointe, the Non-Partisan Association challenger, would have X-ray vision, with secondary powers of extrasensory perception. Meena Wong, the Coalition of Progressive Electors candidate?

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Vancouver B.C. (20 Oct 2014) – Gregor Robertson enjoys a significant lead over his nearest rivals in Vancouver’s race for mayor, according to a Justason Market Intelligence online survey. Support for Gregor Robertson of Vision Vancouver stands at 46% among decided voters, while NPA’s Kirk LaPointe trails with 32%.  Sixteen per cent (16%) support Meena Wong (COPE). Slide3  

Robertson versus LaPointe

Demographically, Robertson has the edge

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Vancouver B.C. (31 July 2014) – Housing affordability and solving homelessness are the most important challenges facing Vancouver, according to a poll conducted this month by Justason Market Intelligence. Housing and housing affordability top the list of Vancouver’s challenges with unprompted mentions from 27% of residents, followed by homelessness and poverty (17%). A further five per cent (5%) mention cost of living, a challenge related both to housing affordability and homelessness. Public transportation and the municipal government’s fiscal management

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Vancouver B.C. (30 July 2014) – If Vancouver’s municipal elections were held today, 59% of likely voters would support Gregor Robertson of Vision Vancouver. Forty-one per cent (41%) would support Kirk LaPointe of the Non-Partisan Association (NPA).

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Voters most supportive of Vision’s Gregor Robertson:

  • Under 45 years (74-75% versus 49-55% among residents 45 and older)
  • Renters (72% versus 48% among owners)
  • Regular bicycle commuters (81% versus 59% among infrequent

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Vancouver B.C. (1 May 2014) – Trust in four key municipal organizations has fallen dramatically since November 2011. Residents’ trust in the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) decreased from a high of 74% in November 2011 to 52 per cent. Even so, the VPD ranks highest among four municipal organizations examined. The Vancouver Park Board ranks second (44% trust) and is showing signs of slow growth since September 2013. Four-in-ten (40%) residents trust Vancouver’s School Board, which places the organization

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Vancouver B.C. (29 Apr 2014) – Approval of Vancouver’s mayor has remained level since the beginning of 2014. Forty per-cent of Vancouver residents approve of Gregor Robertson’s performance as mayor; 38 per cent disapprove, consistent with the findings in January. Twenty-two per cent strongly disapprove, the highest strong disapproval rating we’ve recorded. Nine per cent strongly approve.   April 2014 civic mayor performance

Research Notes

 
These

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Vancouver B.C. (29 Apr 2014) – Half (51%) of City of Vancouver residents oppose keeping whales and dolphins in captivity at the Vancouver Aquarium; 31 per cent “strongly” oppose. Opposition is  higher among women (59% versus 44% among men).   April 2014 civic aquarium  

Research Notes

These are the findings of a Justason Market Intelligence Inc. online poll of 481 adult residents of

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