Support for Manitoba NDP Drops Again: Poll

Greg Selinger
Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Support for Manitoba’s governing NDP has dropped once again, according to a new Probe Research poll.

The survey, conducted for the Winnipeg Free Press, found that one-in-four decided Manitoba voters (26 percent) would cast a ballot for a NDP candidate. The percentage of support is down four points from September and is tied with the party’s lowest-ever level of support previously recorded in a Probe survey last December.

Brian Pallister’s Progressive Conservatives have 48 percent support (up from 42 percent in September). The party’s main support is coming from outside of Winnipeg, where it is now the preferred party for two out of three voters (65 percent, compared to 15 percent each for the NDP and Liberals). Within Winnipeg, the PCs have a slight lead over the NDP (37 percent and 33 percent respectively).

The Liberals have support of one-in-five voters provincially (19 percent) and 22 percent in Winnipeg.

Seven percent of voters would cast ballots for the Green Party and other parties not represented in the Legislature (-1 percent versus September). Fourteen percent of those surveyed were undecided.