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BC Premier David Eby beats out rivals in character trait poll

B.C. Premier David Eby, March 17, 2021.
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A recent poll asked British Columbians about the character of provincial political leaders, and Premier David Eby came out on top when compared to his rivals.

Research Co. recently asked 800 B.C. residents about their thoughts on provincial party leaders.

People were asked about NDP Premier Eby, BC Conservative leader John Rustad, BC United leader Kevin Falcon and BC Green Party’s Sonia Furstenau.

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Some of the main questions posed in the survey were: Is the leader a good speaker and communicator? Is the leader trustworthy? Does the leader understand problems facing British Columbians? Is the leader strong and decisive?

Eby scored highest on the issue of trust with 40 per cent of respondents saying he’s trustworthy. Rustad has the trust of 28 per cent of respondents, Falcon has 25 per cent and Furstenau has 34 per cent.

The biggest gap in the poll was on the question of communication because 52 per cent of respondents said Eby was a good speaker, 36 per cent said Falcon is, and Rustad tied with Furstenau with 33 per cent agreeing they are good speakers.

When it comes to decisiveness Eby had 40 per cent of respondents say he’s decisive, 30 per cent agreed Rustad is decisive, 25 per cent said the same of Furstenau, and 34 per cent said Falcon is decisive.

Another recent poll from Research Co. found 44 per cent of voters in the Southern Interior would cast their ballot for the NDP if the election were tomorrow, and BC Conservatives were the runners up with 33 per cent of the votes.

READ MORE: Survey says BC NDP ahead of BC Conservative Party in Southern Interior

A third of British Columbians said they consider themselves on the centre of the political spectrum, while 16 per cent said they were centre right, and 16 per cent said centre left.

Only 10 per cent of B.C. respondents said they were on the left, and 10 per cent said they were on the right.

Researchers weighted the results of the surveys according to Canadian census data on age, gender, and region for demographic accuracy. The poll results have a margin of error of 3.5 per cent.

Click here for the full survey results.

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