Friday, August 7, 2009

Green Party support federally

Ekos is doing some regular large tracking polls of federal voting intention, much of what is coming out of the polls is nothing surprising at all, the one thing that I have noted over the summer is the relative strength of the Green Party.

All summer the Greens have been polling in the high teens to low 20s in BC outside of Vancouver. This level of support puts them very close to levels of support for the NDP and Liberals outside to Vancouver.

The Greens are also showing strength nation wide among people under age 25, they have been second in most of the polls released. If the Greens can get these young people to vote and can get them to connect with the party so that they are supporters for years to come, the party is on the way to being an electoral force in Canada.

The polling numbers for the party are still not strong enough to ensure they will win any seats, but they are within striking distance on Vancouver Island and in the Okanagan.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Are you sure about the Okanagan? In the last election the Conservatives won over 50% of the vote in those seats, which would give the Greens next to no chance of getting them.

One of the things I've noticed about the Green Party's performance in elections is that they do best in ridings where a single party is dominant - I suppose because people who don't support the dominant party feel they can vote for whoever they want without affecting the outcome.