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Iveson Leads 2017 Mayoral Race

October 17, 2016 (Ottawa, ON) – A new Mainstreet/Postmedia poll finds Don Iveson with a 52% approval rate. Iveson would lead an election campaign with several challengers with 42% of the decided vote. The Mainstreet/Postmedia Poll has a margin of error of +/- 3.45%, 19 times out of 20.

“Mayor Iveson has a strong 52% approval rating, given the economic climate” said Quito Maggi, president of Mainstreet Research. “Iveson outpaces scores for city council (42% Approval) and ‘local councillor’ (47%). Only 33% disapprove of the job he is doing as mayor.”

“In a hypothetical mayoral race that includes Stephen Mandel, Karen Leibovici, Michael Oshry and Mike Nickel, Don Iveson leads with 42% of the decided vote with Mandel second with 34%. Leibovici rounds out third with 9%. Whether Iveson will face a strong re-election challenge remains to be seen, certainly it’s not yet clear what kind of municipal election Edmonton will have in 2017,” continued Maggi.

”The top issue in the city so far is city spending, flagged by 17% of Edmontonians as their top issue in a mayoral campaign. Transit and ‘something else’ were both tied at 12%, with Taxes at 11%.”

“When asked if they are receiving good value for the city taxes they pay, 42% said they are not good value with only 31% in favour. This could be an issue to watch as we get closer to the municipal campaign,” finished Maggi.

About Mainstreet Research
Mainstreet is a national public research firm. With 20 years of political experience at all three levels of government, President and CEO Quito Maggi is a respected commentator on Canadian public affairs.

Differentiated by its large sample sizes, Mainstreet Research has provided accurate snapshots of public opinion, having predicted a majority NDP government in Alberta, a majority Liberal government in British Columbia and a majority Liberal government in Ontario. Mainstreet has been the most accurate polling firm in several by elections and the most recent Toronto mayoral election. Most recently, Mainstreet was the only polling firm to correctly predict a Liberal majority government in the 2015 federal election.

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