Thursday, November 05, 2009

Ouch! Stelmach leads PC's to lowest level of support in 16 years

The Alberta PC Party is at the lowest level of support in 16 years according to a new Environics survey which came out on Wednesday, only days before Premier Stelmach faces a leadership review: From The National Post.

An independent survey of 1,000 adult Albertans (840 decided voters) conducted by Environics, and provided exclusively to the Calgary Herald, reveals the Wildrose Alliance party has firmly cemented itself in second place provincewide -- and has passed the Tories as the favoured party in Calgary.

The telephone poll, conducted Oct. 19-31, finds that 34% of decided voters would cast a ballot for Mr. Stelmach and his Progressive Conservatives if an election were held now, compared to 28% for the fledgling Wildrose Alliance and new leader Danielle Smith.

The Liberals are in third with the backing of 20% of voters, followed by the NDP at 9% and the Greens at 8%.

It might be a real rough weekend for the Premier.

1 comment:

maryT said...

It appears that neither Stelmach or his ministers are worried about the WRA gain in polls. Story at NNW says so. They feel it will have no effect on the leadership review and Ed will be re-elected when the time comes.
Maybe he will, but he will have a real opposition and it wont be liberal.
Also, a story that our unemployment rate is at 8%. What was it at when the PM was first elected, around 5%, so it has only raised 3% during all this recession. Watch for it to raise in the next couple of wks/month as the seasonal jobs cease, as they do every year. Watch for the libs to try and make it a national disaster.