I have many friends and family in Alberta. I hope they all vote for Danielke Smith and the Wild Rose Party. I am privileged to be able to call Danielle Smith a friend. She spoke and our RLQ event in Montreal last year. She is an amazing person. She is smart, really nice and can stil be very tough. Albertans would be lucky to have as their new Premier. 40 years in power have made the Alberta PCs far less conservative.it is now an almagam of dippers liberals and and mostly red Tories. Alberta is running a deficit. It is time for a change.It is time for the Wild Rose!! Good luck to my many Wild Rose Friends!!!
The race is on: Ipsos poll shows PCs and Wildrose neck and neck
Karen Unland, Global News : Monday, March 26, 2012
EDMONTON - An Ipsos poll taken in the days leading up to Monday’s election call in Alberta shows the Progressive Conservatives and the Wildrose party tied with the support of 38 per cent of decided voters.
The poll, which questioned 890 Albertans between March 20 and March 25, showed the other parties well back, with the NDP at 12 per cent, the Liberals at 11 per cent and other parties at two per cent of decided voters. Twenty-two per cent were undecided or expressed no preference.
It indicated that the PCs had the edge in Edmonton, while the Wildrose was doing better in Calgary.
It appeared that men were more likely to support Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith, while women favoured PC Leader Alison Redford. Among men, the Wildrose leads the PCs 44 per cent to 36 per cent. Among women, the PCs lead the Wildrose 40 per cent to 28 per cent.
In its release, Ipsos said it appeared that many who had voted PC in 2008 have moved to the Wildrose party. Only 54 per cent of decided voters who voted Tory in 2008 said they planned to do the same this time, and most of those who had changed their vote planned to change it to the Wildrose.
The provincewide poll results are considered accurate within 3.3 percentage points, 19 times out of 20. The margin of error is higher in the cities, where the sample size is smaller.
The poll used Ipsos Reid’s national online household panel and was conducted online. Voters were asked “Thinking of how you feel right now, if a provincial election were held tomorrow here in Alberta, which of the following parties' candidates would you be most likely to support, or lean towards?”