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Premier’s Approval Drops

Posted August 5th, 2016 in Alberta Politics, Calgary, Edmonton, Media Release, MetroNews, News by admin

ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll   Premier Notley’s personal approval has dipped to its lowest point since the 2015 election, as found by a recent ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll:     Notley’s approval is now at 37% (17% strongly, 20% somewhat) vs. 54% disapproval (41% strongly, 13% somewhat), representing a 7 percentage point drop since late May   With 51% approval, the Premier’s […]

Alberta Patients’ Views on Physician Assisted Death

(EDMONTON) Alberta patients offer high levels of support for physician-assisted death and for the draft guidelines being developed to facilitate the practice in Alberta, according to a recent survey conducted by albertapatients. Indeed, the March 2016 survey reveals that if faced with a grievous and irremediable medical condition, fewer than one-in-five would not consider physician-assisted dying themselves. The poll also […]

ICYMI – Albertans’ Pre-Budget Views

Posted April 12th, 2016 in Alberta Provincial Budget, Economy, Media Release, MetroNews, News by admin

ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll Thursday’s provincial budget is a pivotal one for the NDP. Conventional wisdom would suggest that a new government faced with outside economic challenges beyond their control, as the NDP are today, would garner little blame for economic misfortune. Conventional wisdom is wrong.   Economists may question whether or not it is a fair evaluation, but according to […]

ICYMI – Alberta’s Provincial Political Horserace

Posted April 12th, 2016 in Alberta Politics, Calgary, Edmonton, Media Release, MetroNews, News by admin

ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll   A close three-way race between the Wildrose, NDP and PCs province-wide masks a politically balkanized province, as found by a recent ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll:   Province-wide, the Wildrose holds a modest lead with 34% of decided voters saying they would support them in the next provincial election. The NDP (27%) and PCs (25%) are still very […]

The Battle of Alberta – Which City has a Better Quality of Life: Edmonton or Calgary?

Posted March 28th, 2016 in Calgary, Edmonton, Media Release, MetroNews, News by admin

ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll   Few cities enjoy friendly rivalry more than Calgary and Edmonton, and our early March ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll carries on the tradition by pondering which city is a better place to live? And according to various measures of quality of life rated by residents, the definitive answer is…it’s pretty close.   Edmonton and Calgary residents were asked […]

Edmonton & Calgary Councils Enjoy Strong Approval

ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll   With Alberta’s next municipal elections now only a year and a half away, our early March ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll finds Edmonton and Calgary voters offering high levels of approval for their local city councils.   In Edmonton, Mayor Don Iveson enjoys enviable ratings, with nearly three-quarters (73%) of voters in the Capital city saying they approve […]

Big City Views on Water Fluoridation

Posted March 15th, 2016 in Health Care, Healthcare, Media Release, MetroNews, News by admin

ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll     A recent academic study comparing rates of youth tooth decay in Alberta’s biggest cities has renewed public debate about municipal water fluoridation. The study, published in the journal Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, found that tooth decay among school-aged children has worsened at a significantly higher rate in Calgary than in Edmonton over the last […]

Calgarians Pan CalgaryNext

Posted February 3rd, 2016 in Calgary, Media Release, MetroNews, News by admin

ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll   A proposal to build a new $890 Million arena/stadium/field house on the west-end of downtown Calgary faces an uphill struggle as far as the court of public opinion is concerned.  Our January ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll found that while Calgarians are largely aware of and attentive to CalgaryNext, a majority do not support the plan as it […]