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Albertans experiencing significant economic suffering due to COVID-economy, with few expecting a speedy return to “normal”

Posted May 4th, 2021 in Alberta Politics, Media Release, News by Marc Henry

. Media Release May 4, 2021 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE . (Calgary) Over a year into the pandemic, almost one-half of Albertans are feeling financial pain from COVID-19’s economic consequences, with the vast majority not expecting a return to “normal” until at least the end of 2021. According to the latest provincial ThinkHQ Public Affairs survey, fully 46% of Albertans […]

Sizable Majority Opposes Expanded Coal Mining in the Eastern Rockies

Posted February 8th, 2021 in Alberta Politics, Media Release, News by Marc Henry

. Media Release February 8, 2021 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE . (Calgary) A UCP Government move to allow expanded coal mining operations in the Eastern Rockies of Southern Alberta is decidedly unpopular with voters according to a recent ThinkHQ Public Affairs, Inc. survey.  . The early February poll finds that over three-quarters of Albertans are aware of this issue, and […]

UCP Honeymoon Comes to an End in Alberta: Driven by heightened concerns about jobs, the economy and belt-tightening

Posted December 16th, 2019 in Alberta Politics, Media Release, News by Marc Henry

December 16, 2019 (Calgary) After a contentious fall session of the legislature, Albertans’ honeymoon with the governing United Conservative Party is over according to a new ThinkHQ Public Affairs, Inc. survey. The poll shows a considerable slide in public approval for the UCP government over the past two months, propelled by growing concerns about jobs, the economy, and for many […]

Albertans’ Views on Separation

Posted October 18th, 2019 in Alberta Politics, Media Release, News by Marc Henry

(Calgary) Resentment toward the federal government – particularly the current one – runs deep in Alberta, but it does not translate into any serious threat of the province separating from Canada according to a recent ThinkHQ public opinion survey. While less than one-quarter of Albertans would actually vote to secede from Canada today, a sizable majority say they understand where […]

Alberta Votes 2019 – The Provincial Political Horserace

Posted April 9th, 2019 in Alberta Election, Alberta Politics, Media Release, News, Uncategorized by Marc Henry

As the Alberta provincial election enters its final week, province-wide vote intentions have narrowed nominally, but mask regional variations in party support which would lead to a decisive outcome according to a new ThinkHQ survey.  With advance polls opening today, fully 13% of Alberta voters are undecided and many are still mulling their final decision despite their current party leanings, but if […]

Alberta Votes 2019 – Voters Review Provincial Party Leaders

Posted April 8th, 2019 in Alberta Election, Alberta Politics, Media Release, News, Uncategorized by Marc Henry

The sour tone of Alberta’s 2019 provincial campaign is clearly reflected in voter evaluations of party leaders as the election enters its final week; in varying degrees, ALLof the provincial party leaders receive negative ratings from the electorate according to a new ThinkHQ survey.     Rachel Notley   The NDP’s election script has heavily emphasized criticism toward UCP leader Jason […]

Alberta’s Provincial Campaign Begins – UCP Lead Holding

Posted March 20th, 2019 in Alberta Election, Alberta Politics, Media Release, News, Uncategorized by Marc Henry

As the provincial election writ drops, it is a two-horse race with the UCP holding a significant lead over the governing NDP according to a new ThinkHQ Public Affairs survey.  Province-wide the Conservatives capture 49% of the decided vote, with the NDP trailing at 38%, and the Alberta Party (8%) and Liberals (3%) well back. Currently one-in-five (22%) voters is […]

Alberta’s Political Landscape - Is Notley the NDP’s “Secret Weapon”?

Posted February 22nd, 2019 in Alberta Politics, Media Release, News, Uncategorized by Marc Henry

The lead up to the provincial campaign has the NDP government trying to draw a stark contrast in leadership between themselves and the UCP. The underlying premise of this strategy says that Notley is a popular Premier; Kenney is an unpopular Opposition Leader, and; it is better to have voters concentrating on “who will be the best premier” than on […]