First time since the election they’re projected to win, with forecasts of sweeping Edmonton, taking 70% of Calgary, and gaining 7 seats elsewhere.
Lethbridge mayor, Chris Spearman, is stepping down after serving two 4-year terms.
Last month, Canada 338 updated their electoral projections for Alberta, and they’re showing a lead for the NDP in both Lethbridge ridings.
The party is still in third place, however, behind the Liberals and Conservatives.
This is the third poll in a row where Alberta’s UCP don’t lead in support.
For the third week in a row, 1 in 4 Alberta voters would choose NDP if a federal election were held today.
Nearly half of decided voters would vote for NDP right now, compared to only 2 in 5 for UCP. The first time since the election the NDP are ahead.
In the more than 2 months since O’Toole was elected, not one of the 25 polls conducted have showed him beating the Liberals.
NDP leading among young, female, urban, university-educated voters. UCP leading among older, male, rural, college-educated voters.
Some people are convinced that the UCP are guaranteed a win in 2023. Me? I’m not sold on that idea just yet.