Manitoba NDP leading PCs by six points: Angus Reid poll

The Manitoba NDP have opened up a six-percentage point lead over the Manitoba PCs at the midway mark of the campaign, according to the latest Angus Reid poll. Alex Karpa reports.

By News Staff

The Manitoba NDP has a sizeable lead less than two weeks away from the provincial election, new polling shows.

The survey by the Angus Reid Institute suggests Wab Kinew’s New Democrats have a six-point advantage over the governing Progressive Conservatives among decided or leaning voters.

Forty-seven per cent say they intend to vote for the NDP while 41 per cent say their vote is going to Heather Stefanson. In third place, nine per cent say they intend to vote for Dougald Lamont’s Liberals.

The NDP lead is even more substantial in Winnipeg, with the NDP ahead by 22 percentage points. More than half of respondents (53 per cent) said they would vote “orange,” compared to 31 per cent for the PCs.

Outside Winnipeg, the Conservatives hold a 15-point advantage.

New poll by Angus Reid shows Manitoba NDP with six-point lead ahead of Oct. 3 election. (Courtesy: Angus Reid Institute)

The survey also suggests Manitobans believe the NDP are best suited to lead the province on matters of health care, while Stefanson is the better pick for the economy.

The poll shows those are the two defining topics for Manitobans heading into the Oct. 3 provincial election.

The online survey involving 990 Manitobans was conducted from Sept. 13-19.

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