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Albertans Restless and in the Mood for Change in the Dying Days of Campaign

Posted April 30th, 2015 in Alberta Election, Alberta Politics, CTV, Media Release, News by Alex Zagoumenov

Wow, that was some debate hey?   Rachel Notley and the NDP are surging ahead in the closing days of the campaign.

With Early Campaign Polls, the “Why” is More Interesting Than the “What”

Posted April 9th, 2015 in Alberta Election, Alberta Politics, CTV, Media Release, News by Alex Zagoumenov
Voice of Alberta

With any research project, in addition to measuring public “opinions” it is valuable to measure attitudes. These are deeper sentiments than just opinions about topics of the day. Attitudes, along with personal values, influence how people view and respond to issues, and form the motivations that drive behaviour.   The 2015 provincial election provides us with an interesting collection of […]

Pre-Campaign Polling Suggests Desire for Strong Opposition in Alberta

Posted April 8th, 2015 in Alberta Election, Alberta Politics, CTV, Media Release, News by Alex Zagoumenov

Well, the PC juggernaut of 2 months ago has hit some strong headwinds.

Prentice Holds Early Edge in PC Leadership Race

Posted June 2nd, 2014 in Alberta Election, Alberta Politics, Calgary Herald, Media Release, News, PC Leadership by Alex Zagoumenov

EMBARGO LIFTED: POST TO WEB RELEASE Good morning all,   As valued clients and Eye on Alberta subscribers, we’re pleased to provide you with this “sneak peak” at material being released through PostMedia this morning related to the provincial PC leadership election.  These are excerpts from our May Edition of the Eye on Alberta report.   Please note: These materials […]

A Post-Mortem of Alberta’s “Fear & Loathing” Election and a Lesson for Pollsters

Posted April 25th, 2012 in Alberta Election, News by Alex Zagoumenov

Monday April 23rd was the most exciting election Albertans have ever seen. Indeed, it marks one of the greatest political “comebacks” in Canadian history. And in 850 words we’ll cover what happened and why.   First, let me begin with a mea culpa.  The polling industry did a poor job calling this election – not a single firm, including ours, […]

Campaign 2012: This Might Get Loud

Posted April 16th, 2012 in Alberta Election, News by Alex Zagoumenov

Last month, on this very page, I said voters are restless and this provincial election will be one to watch; unlike most Alberta campaigns, this will be one that matters to the election outcome. But the dramatic change in the interim has startled even we who were expecting it.   If a writ had been dropped in January, the Tories […]

It’s been a while, but Alberta is about to see a “real” provincial campaign

Posted February 1st, 2012 in Alberta Election, News by Alex Zagoumenov

Anyone who thought the provincial election would be over before it began may be in for a surprise.   Based on a survey of 1400 Albertans by ThinkHQ Public Affairs Inc. completed last week, the race to be Alberta’s next Government is tightening, and it signals that for the first time in almost 20 years, the next provincial election campaign […]

Is there such a thing as an underdog in the lead?

Posted October 1st, 2011 in Alberta Election, Alberta Politics, News by Alex Zagoumenov

What’s more difficult? Being an underdog who must overcome steep odds to achieve an unlikely win or being the “odds-on” favorite who must fend off all challengers to try to hold on to a lead? That’s a question that Premier Alison Redford may be able to answer next spring.   Flashback just a few months ago and pity poor Alison […]