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Survey says BC NDP ahead of BC Conservative Party in Southern Interior

The BC NDP is currently leading in the polls in Southern BC, not including Metro Vancouver or the Fraser Valley, with 44% of decided voters saying they'd vote for them if an election were held tomorrow.

According to a June 25 Research Co. poll, across the province 40% of those asked would vote for the BC New Democratic Party down two percentage points since a similar poll last month.

The BC Conservatives would take 33% of the vote, with the Greens at 15% and BC United at 11%

The numbers contrast a similar Angus Reid poll from April 2023 which indicated BC United was leading in the Southern Interior with 40% of the vote.

The 2023 poll had no mention of the BC Conservatives.

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A lot has changed in a year with the BC Conservatives now ahead in the Fraser Valley at 40%, and Northern BC at 53%.

In Metro Vancouver, there was 31% support for the BC Conservatives and 41% for the BC NDP.

Housing, homelessness and poverty remain the most important issues for 40% of BC residents with healthcare coming in second at 20%.

The poll found that BC Premier and BC NDP leader David Eby had the highest approval rating among the four main parties leaders at 53%, followed by Conservative leader John Rustad at 40%, BC Greens leader Sonia Furstenau at 39% and BC United’s Kevin Falcon at 32%.

Results are based on an online study conducted from June 17 to June 19 among 800 adults in BC. The data has been statistically weighted according to Canadian census figures for age, gender and region. The margin of error — which measures sample variability — is +/- 3.5 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

BC's next provincial general election is scheduled for Oct. 19.

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