Two months before the May 9th election, a new poll finds the NDP moving slightly ahead, but it’s the undecided voters that may have the final say.
Today’s Mainstreet/Postmedia poll has a five point lead for the NDP – 30 per cent to 25 per cent across the province, but outside of Greater Vancouver, it’s looking much better for the B.C. Liberals who lead by five per cent – 33 per cent to 28 per cent.
But it’s the 24 per cent across the province who are undecided that Mainstreet CEO Quito Maggi says is a good news/bad news case for both parties.
“For the NDP, the second choice overwhelmingly is the Green Party and vice-versa, it’s not like the Liberals can pick up a lot of votes from anywhere other than the undecided even among B.C. Conservative supporters, likely some of that vote will come to them, but it actually breaks pretty evenly between the NDP and the B.C. Liberals.”
Maggi says one problem for the Liberals is that they’re not seeing the post-budget bounce you’d normally expect.