A new poll suggests Metro Vancouver’s ethnic community may be moving away from the Conservatives.
The survey by Insights West indicates most foreign-born respondents support the Liberals, with the NDP coming in second, the Conservatives third.
But the largest chunk of voters – 32 per cent – say they’re undecided, and most of them voted for the Conservatives last time around.
Pollster Mario Canseco says at issue has been the negative focus on immigration and citizenship.
“You know, lots of mentions of the niqab, and lots of mentions of the changes to citizenship issue with Bill C-24.”
Canseco says last time around, the Conservatives capitalized with ethnic voters by focusing on family values. This time, they may be pushing them away.