The Progressive Conservatives appear to be strengthening their lead in the race to be your government.
A new Mainstreet/Postmedia poll done on Tuesday says the PCs have trended up. Thirty-nine per cent of respondents said they would vote for Brian Pallister’s party.
Nineteen per cent said they would vote NDP. The Liberals dropped down about five points to 13 per cent. The Green Party had 7 per cent support.
Twenty-two per cent of respondents said they are still undecided.
Quito Maggi of Mainstreet Research says the Liberals’ loss have been Brian Pallister’s gain.
“A lot of those ‘change voters’ that were looking to have a change in government from the NDP were pretty evenly divided between the Liberals and the Progressive Conservatives, but that’s now shifted more towards the Progressive Conservatives,” he said
1,844 Manitobans were polled by phone on April 5. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.28 per cent 19 times out of 20.
Maggi says the undecideds have fluctuated unusually during this campaign.
“The undecided has been acting a little strange. There hasn’t been a consistent downward trend among the undecideds. It’s gone up and then back down last week and now this week it’s up a couple of points again… that tells me that there’s still some room for stuff to move,” he said.
He says it would take a substantial twist in the campaign for the PCs not to come out on top, but there is still room.
“There’s still a lot of votes out there that are up for grabs, so there are still opportunities out there. It’s just time is running out,” he said.
The election is on April 19.