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Alberta’s Political Landscape: Notley’s NDP Facing Tough Road to Re-Election, and Voters Unenthusiastic/Divided about Provincial Leaders

Posted December 11th, 2018 in Alberta Election, Alberta Politics, Calgary, Edmonton, Media Release, News by Marc Henry

With a provincial election now only a few months away, the governing NDP have a very difficult path to re-election according to a recent ThinkHQ poll. They continue to hold a significant lead over the UCP in Edmonton (although the race is tightening in the Capitol-region’s suburbs), but trail badly in small urban centres and rural Alberta. In Calgary, vote […]

Albertans’ Views on Stephen Mandel’s Alberta Party

Posted March 2nd, 2018 in Alberta Politics, Calgary, Edmonton, Media Release, MetroNews, News by Marc Henry

ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll   If the intent of Greg Clark’s resignation and subsequent Alberta Party leadership race was to capture the imagination of Albertans and drive party growth prior to the next provincial election, the strategy is having limited success in terms of public perception.   A recent ThinkHQ/Metro News poll find that freshly-minted Alberta Party leader Stephen Mandel has […]

Alberta’s Political Landscape – Is “Fortress Edmonton” Crumbling on the NDP?

Posted November 24th, 2017 in Alberta Election, Alberta Politics, Calgary, Edmonton, Media Release, MetroNews, News, Uncategorized by Marc Henry

ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll For many political observers, the fact that the provincial NDP are now trailing province-wide in voter intentions may not come as a surprise – the economy remains stubbornly sluggish and the UCP has coalesced right-of-centre voters under one party banner. However, our November ThinkHQ/Metro Provincial Politics survey reveals deeper problems for the governing party.   If an […]

The UCP Leadership and Alberta’s Changing Political Landscape

Posted September 8th, 2017 in Alberta Politics, Media Release, MetroNews, News by Marc Henry

ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll A recent poll by ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll finds there are four candidates for UCP leadership, but at this point is really only a two horse race between Brian Jean and Jason Kenney.   Methodology Caveat: UCP leader selection will take place through a vote of the membership. There is no way of reliably sampling this group of […]

Albertans’ Views on the Provincial Government’s Management of the Provincial Economy

Posted July 10th, 2017 in Alberta Politics, Calgary, Economy, Edmonton, Media Release, MetroNews, News by Marc Henry

ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll A recent ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll finds that a majority of Albertans disapprove of the Provincial Government’s management of the provincial economy, and feel the NDP government has had a negative impact on their lives.   Over six-in-ten (62%) Albertans disapprove of the Notley Government’s management of the provincial economy, with almost one-half (46%) offering strong negative ratings. […]

Albertans’ Views on the Provincial Carbon Tax

Posted February 24th, 2017 in Alberta Politics, Calgary, Carbon Tax, Edmonton, Media Release, MetroNews, News by Marc Henry

ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll   Now officially in place, Alberta’s Carbon Tax remains a deeply disliked policy among voters, according to a February 2017 ThinkHQ/Metro News poll.   Almost two-thirds (64%) say they disapprove of the expanded carbon tax, with 50% strongly opposed One-third (32%) of those interviewed offer support for the new tax on carbon, while another 4% are unsure […]

Alberta’s Provincial Political Scene: Stability Masks Future Volatility

Posted November 30th, 2016 in Alberta Election, Alberta Politics, Calgary, Economy, Edmonton, Media Release, News by Marc Henry

Alberta’s provincial political “horserace” has shown remarkable stability over the past year, with only modest fluctuations in party support. Currently, the Wildrose lead province-wide with 35% of the decided vote, followed by the NDP at 31%, the PCs with 24%, and the Liberals and Alberta Party in single digits. The governing NDP continue to dominate in Edmonton, while Wildrose strength […]

Albertans’ Views on Climate Leadership Plan

Posted September 29th, 2016 in Alberta Politics, Calgary, Carbon Tax, Edmonton, Media Release, News by Marc Henry

Support for the Province’s Climate Leadership Plan (CLP) has eroded over the past year, largely driven by strong public views on the looming Carbon Levy, according to a recent ThinkHQ Public Affairs survey of Albertans.   Currently just over one-third (37%) of Albertans offer support for the NDP government’s CLP, compared to 53% who say they disapprove.  Since introduction of […]