The final Mainstreet poll for the Postmedia newspapers is predicting a Liberal victory Tuesday.
Mainstreet President Quito Maggi says it’s deja vu all over again, with the Liberals once again coming from behind, as they did in 2013.
A 10-point NDP lead among decided and leaning voters province-wide two weeks ago is now just one point, with the Liberals making up ground in Metro Vancouver, leading substantially in the Interior, and while the NDP leads on Vancouver Island, Green strength means a number of ridings will likely be volatile, three-way races.
Maggi says the Greens are expected to register the highest percentage of the popular vote ever recorded by the Green Party in any Canadian jurisdiction.
Maggi was also asked about the pollsters being wrong in the last election.
“We know people got it wrong in B.C. in 2013. We know why and we’ve made those adjustments. Our methodology is sound, it’s called elections correctly across Canada and in other jurisdictions across the world.”
He says the Mainstreet polling shows that while affordable housing has been a growing concern, jobs and the economy are the top issue.
Mainstreet surveyed 1650 people by telephone on May 5 and 6, and the poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.41 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.