COLLINS – No one should be surprised by new poll results showing virtual tie

Christy Clark in Kamloops on Monday night. (Image: Adam Donnelly, CFJCToday)

I CAN’T BELIEVE anyone would be surprised by the results of a new poll released yesterday by Global News Ipsos that shows the B.C. Liberals and the NDP virtually tied a week before the provincial election.

The polls show that the Liberals have surged recently, and the results are somewhat different than earlier polls which showed the NDP ahead by some 10 percentage points earlier in the campaign.

Christy Clark is a tough campaigner, and she has hit the right buttons over the last couple of weeks. She has the reputation of being good in the trenches, and has travelled to areas of the province where she has a great chance of strengthening her party’s hold on seats.

John Horgan has focused a lot on the Lower Mainland and that’s probably where he should be focused, because those are areas where his party stands to win or lose the election.

At least that’s my view of the situation.

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Doug Collins is the Director of News, Information and Television Operations at CFJC-TV. Doug has been on the air in Kamloops since 1970. He was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Radio-Television News Directors Association of Canada in 2008.

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1 Comment on COLLINS – No one should be surprised by new poll results showing virtual tie

  1. Grouchy 1 // May 2, 2017 at 3:04 PM // Reply

    it saddens me to see that you believe the polls you read Doug. Most polls are based on such small samples that you could get a different result just by making phone calls every two hours to the same people. I don’t care how scientific they call these polls, but when you only call less than .001% of the population, it just doesn’t work out . BTW, I have a bridge I can get you a great deal on.

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