BC Election Daily Issue Polling – April 17

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Vancouver, BC - In partnership with Global BC, Ipsos Reid will be conducting quick turnaround polling on the issues of the day throughout the BC election campaign.

NDP Candidate Resigns

As you may know, NDP leader Adrian Dix accepted the resignation of Kelowna-Mission candidate Dayleen Van Ryswyk, saying she made unacceptable comments in Internet postings involving the compensation for First Nations.

Overall, do you think Adrian Dix did a good job or a poor job at dealing with this issue?

49% - Good Job
15% - Poor Job
36% - Don't Know

Other notes:

  • Among BC Liberal voters: 35% Good Job, 30% Poor Job, 35% Don’t know
  • Among NDP voters: 73% Good Job, 3% Poor Job, 24% Don’t know

Transportation Funding Referendum [Asked in Metro Vancouver Only]

As you may know, the BC Liberals have promised to hold a referendum for Metro Vancouver residents in November 2014 on any new funding plans for TransLink. (Metro Vancouver is the region wide area formerly referred to as the Greater Vancouver Regional District, or GVRD)

Do you think it’s a good idea or a bad idea to have the future funding for TransLink decided in a Metro Vancouver public referendum?

48% - Good Idea
31% - Bad Idea
11% - Don't Know

Other notes:

  • Among BC Liberal voters: 57% Good Idea, 30% Bad Idea, 13% Don’t know
  • Among NDP voters: 44% Good Idea, 34% Bad Idea, 22% Don’t know


These are the findings of an Ipsos Reid poll of 600 adult British Columbians, including 350 Metro Vancouver residents, conducted online using Ipsos Reid’s national online household panel between April 16 and 17, 2013. A survey with an unweighted probability sample of this size and a 100% response rate would have an estimated margin of error of ±4.0%, 19 times out of 20 for the full sample and ±5.2%, 19 times out of 20 for the Metro Vancouver sample. These data were statistically weighted to ensure the sample's regional and age/sex composition reflects that of the actual BC population according to 2011 Census data.

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Kyle Braid
Vice President
Ipsos Reid Public Affairs

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BC Election Daily Issue Polling – April 17

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Kyle Braid
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Ipsos Public Affairs
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