|British Columbians will decide who gets a seat in the Legislature|
with Saturday's election vote
There may be some new energy found in the BC election campaign as this final week winds its way down to Saturday's voting day, that as a new poll from Angus Reid polling indicates that the Race for the Legislature is starting to tighten in these final days.
The report from the polling group issued last night notes that the BC NDP continue to hold a comfortable lead, but that some second thoughts may be percolating among the undecided voters as they weigh their options.
Premier John Horgan and his party jumped out to a significant lead from the the leaning and decided voters, as well as from those that noted that they participated in advanced voting opportunities.
But for those who have held back on their decision making, things are looking a little more interesting with the NDP holding a slim margin of advantage over the BC Liberals from those yet to cast a ballot.
The pollsters noted that when it comes to what seems to be driving the voters in these final days of the campaign is a sense of ambivalence towards the province's political parties and their leaders.
A consistent theme running through the campaign has been a relative ambivalence towards the parties and their leaders. Indeed, while just under half (46%) of voters say they are motivated by a party and what it stands for, the other half (54%) are determined to block a party they don’t like instead. Among those who say they will vote for the BC Liberals this sentiment rises to seven-in-ten (71%).