One thing that is really hard to understand in BC politics is how public opinion on the federal level relates to public opinion on the provincial level. EKOS asked that question and here are the results:
FED VOTE BCNDP BCLibs BCCP Greens Others #resp +-
CPC 14.6% 44.5% 36.5% 2.2% 2.2% 175 7.4
NDP 84.5% 4.3% 2.7% 7.0% 1.6% 152 8.0
LPC 27.8% 58.4% 4.1% 7.0% 2.7% 98 9.9
Green 25.5% 4.6% 4.0% 64.0% 1.9% 66 12.1
Other 24.9% 0.0% 12.9% 18.9% 43.3% 15 25.3
It is interesting that federal Conservatives split fairly evenly is this poll between the BC Liberals and BC Conservatives, but note that one in seven federal Conservative supporters supports the NDP provincially.
To freak your mind a bit, this would imply that about 11% of the people that said they support Adrian Dix and the BC NDP also support Stephen Harper and the Conservatives.
Federal Liberals split roughly 2 to 1 for the BC Liberals over the BC NDP. This is really a core question people have had in BC politics - how do federal Liberals act provincially? I have always suspect that they tended to be much more on the BC Liberal side than the BC NDP side.
One interesting thing to note is that BC NDP gains from the federal Conservatives and federal Liberals works out to being almost the same number of respondents in the poll.
The numbers above do imply a level of support for each federal party. Those numbers are: