Albertans go wild(rose)
Among Albertans 18 years or older polled immediately after the election was called Monday for April 23, it was found that four-in-10 would back the Wildrose Party if the election was held today (41%).
That’s compared to just three-in-10 who would support the Progressive Conservatives (31%), an 11 point jump for Wildrose since Forum’s last poll in February, for a convincing double-digit lead.
In a toe-to-toe comparison, Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith has captured the lead, Bozinoff said, adding that Premier Alison Redford’s approval ratings — never strong — have dipped to pre-December levels.
“Danielle Smith has been ahead of her party in terms of approval ratings — she’s at 46% now. Once you get into the 40% zone, you just get a flood of seats that you’re likely to win,” he said.
Well, Tom Flanagan did say that the battleground for conservatism is provincial…