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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 […]

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 […]

Nenshi’s Approval Tumbles (Calgary Municipal Politics)

Posted November 29th, 2018 in Calgary, Media Release, News by Marc Henry

The past six months have been challenging ones for Calgary’s mayor – a failed Olympic plebiscite, Council in-fighting and a very difficult 4-year budget cycle have likely all contributed to a notable drop in approval for Naheed Nenshi among municipal voters according to a recent ThinkHQ poll.   Approval for the mayor currently sits at 43% (with only 12% offering […]

Albertapatients.ca Exploratory Research – Prescription Opioid Use Among Alberta Patients

Please note: Research findings should be directly attributed to albertapatients.ca.   (EDMONTON) Discussions between patients and their physicians about the use of opioids to manage pain are relatively common in Alberta, although fewer patients actually receive a prescription according to a recent survey conducted by albertapatients.ca.  Among those who received a prescription opioid for pain from their physician, a bare […]

Perspectives of Marijuana Legalization in Alberta

Posted March 7th, 2018 in Calgary, Edmonton, Media Release, MetroNews, News by Marc Henry

ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll A recent Metro/ThinkHQ poll finds that a majority (57%) of Albertans support the legalization of marijuana in Canada vs. 39% who oppose these upcoming changes. Similar proportions are strong advocates and opponents to the changes coming this summer – 29% strongly approve vs. 28% strongly disapprove   Support for legalization is highest among those under the age […]