WINNIPEG – As Americans head to the polls to cast their vote Tuesday morning, Manitobans seem to also have a say in the election.
A new Mainstreet/Postmedia poll shows a majority of Manitobans would vote for Hillary Clinton.
The survey shows 55 per cent of those living in Manitoba would cast their ballot for Clinton, while 28 per cent would vote for Donald Trump.
Compared to the rest of Canada, Manitoba is the province that shows the least support for Clinton.
“It’s not that if they ran against our current Prime Minister or ran for political office here in Canada they would actually get elected, but certainly when people are asked to make the choice it’s very clearly democratic leaning here in Canada,” said Quito Maggi, President of Mainstreet Research.
A separate poll of Winnipeg finds similar levels of support with 57 per cent of Winnipegers supporting Clinton, Maggi said.
The majority of Manitobans surveyed also said that if Trump wins, Americans should not be expecting new immigration rules to make it easier for them to immigrate to Canada.
- Ontario: 72 per cent surveyed would vote Clinton and 16 per cent would vote Trump.
- Saskatchewan: 63 per cent surveyed would vote Clinton and 25 per cent would vote Trump.
- Alberta: 62 per cent surveyed would vote Clinton and 26 per cent would vote Trump.
- British Columbia: 63 per cent surveyed would vote Clinton and 21 per cent would vote Trump.
- Nova Scotia: 83 per cent surveyed would vote Clinton and 11 per cent would vote Trump.
This Mainstreet Postmedia poll was an phone survey of 5,066 Canadian residents conducted between Nov. 5-6. A mixture of landlines and cell phones were surveyed. The poll is considered accurate to within plus or minus 1.38 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.