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By Election Rematch in Yellowhead & Fort McMurray-Cold Lake

Fort McMurray-Cold Lake

September 14, 2015 (Toronto, ON) – A new Mainstreet/Postmedia poll finds Conservative candidate David Yurdiga leading in Fort McMurray-Cold Lake with 35% to Liberal Kyle Harrietha’s 27% – an 8% lead. The Mainstreet/Postmedia poll has a margin of error of +/- 4.40%, 19 times out of 20.

“Harrietha is trailing in the by election rematch but there is still plenty of time left to go,” said David Valentin, Executive Vice-President of Mainstreet Research. “Yurdiga has a strong lead with those over 65 and Harrietha leads by 5% among those 35-49 so there are some generational differences at play here. Meanwhile the NDP is at 12% and the Greens are at 4% but many voters, 22% in fact, are undecided and up for grabs.”

Voters in Fort McMurray-Cold Lake have a pessimistic view of the state of the economy. Only 28% are optimistic about their own personal finances and even fewer, 22%, are optimistic about the Alberta economy.

“This should come as no surprise. Our polling in August found Albertans are similarly pessimistic about the economy and their finances,” continued Valentin.

“For Mr. Harper there are some strong numbers in this poll. 42% believe he would do best at helping the oil and gas sector. Mr. Trudeau follows at 26% with Mr. Mulcair trailing at 9%,” Valentin finished.

Yellowhead

September 14, 2015 (Toronto, ON) – A new Mainstreet/Postmedia poll finds Conservative candidate Jim Eglinski with a massive lead in Yellowhead. The Mainstreet/Postmedia poll has a margin of error of +/- 4.09%, 19 times out of 20.

“With the support of 63% of decided voters, Eglinski looks like a lock” said David Valentin, Executive Vice-President of Mainstreet Research. “The Liberals and NDP are tied for second place at 15% each among decided voters. The Conservatives lead among every demographic group though especially with those 35-49. Female voters are much more undecided than Males who it appears have made up their minds.”

Voters in Yellowhead have a pessimistic view of the state of the economy. Only 27% are optimistic about their own personal finances and even fewer, 22%, are optimistic about the Alberta economy.

“This should come as no surprise. Our polling in August found Albertans are similarly pessimistic about the economy and their finances,” continued Valentin.

“Mr. Harper fares very well in Yellowhead. 61% believe he would do best at helping the oil and gas sector. Mr. Trudeau follows at 13% with Mr. Mulcair at 12%,” Valentin finished.

Mainstreet – Fort McMurray-Cold Lake

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