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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 – 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 […]

Albertans’ Views on Gay-Straight Alliances

Posted June 23rd, 2017 in Calgary, Edmonton, Media Release, MetroNews, News, Uncategorized by Marc Henry

ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll   Albertans support Gay-Straight Alliances, or GSAs, with significant intensity, according to a recent ThinkHQ/Metro News Poll.     Almost two-thirds (65%) of Albertans favour the current policy for GSAs in schools, with 42% offering strong approval, compared to only 26% who disapprove   Support strongest is in urban areas, increases with education, declines with age, and […]

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 […]