Manitoba’s Progressive Conservatives are well ahead of the other parties with just eight days until the election.
An Insightrix Research poll done for 680 CJOB and Global News shows the 800 Manitobans surveyed place Brian Pallister and the PCs in majority government territory.
The PCs have 49 per cent support among decided voters. The NDP have 24 and the Liberals 22 per cent.
The Green Party polled at five per cent. One per cent of decided voters said they would be voting for another party.
Thirty per cent of respondents were still undecided.
The 800 Manitobans were polled by phone between March 28 and April 7. The margin of error is +/- 3.5 per cent.
Households were randomly selected and the contact list included 20 per cent cell phone numbers. Quotas were set by age, gender and region, and data was weighted to closely match Manitoba’s general population.
The PCs have more support among men and older voters. The NDP and Liberals have more support among women and younger voters.
The race in Winnipeg is tighter.
The city numbers still have the PCs well in front (43%), with the NDP (28%) and Liberals (24%) back in second and third place.
The survey was taken at the beginning of a tough week for Liberal leader Rana Bohkari, but prior to the debates in Brandon.
Undecided voters in Winnipeg are still high at 32 per cent.
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Pallister wins hands down at 35 per cent, compared with Selinger at 17 and Bohkari at 12 per cent.
But when asked if respondents are voting for the leader or party, only 12 per cent said the leader.
Fifty-three per cent said they would vote for the party. Thirty per cent said they would be voting for the local candidate.