For the week of Oct. 11, 2020.
Beyond the midway mark in British Columbia’s Coronavirus Pandemic State of Emergency Snap Election 2020 and it still looks like it is NDP leader John Horgan’s to lose.
ResearchCo pollster Mario Canseco’s latest poll shows Horgan enjoys a comfortable lead over BC Liberal Andrew Wilkinson, across demographics and issues. Wilkinson’s political future could be decided in the Oct. 13 televised leaders’ debate.
“Many residents still don’t know who Andrew Wilkinson is,” Canseco told theBreaker.news Podcast host Bob Mackin. “The type of campaign that we’re running, where you can’t have all of those live events and you really can’t have the candidate shaking hands, is making it even more difficult for those who don’t know him to try to figure out who he is.”
Housing/poverty/homelessness remains the number one issue, but voters are thinking more about the economy. Canseco said he is surprised that very few respondents are saying the coronavirus pandemic is their number one issue and that the environment is a low priority, registering only in single-digits.
Of course, the only poll that counts is the one that closes Oct. 24 at 8 p.m.
Hear the full interview with Canseco on this week’s edition. Plus commentary and headlines from the Pacific Rim and Pacific Northwest in the Thanksgiving edition.
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