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Saskatchewan Party Dominates Early Polling

January 7, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – A new Mainstreet/Postmedia poll find the Saskatchewan Party leading over the NDP with a provincial election just months away. The Mainstreet/Postmedia Poll has a margin of error of +/- 2.53%, 19 times out of 20.

Mainstreet tested Saskatchewan’s PC Party, but with scores within the poll’s margin of error, (1.73% among all voters and 2.01% among decided voters) Mainstreet will not be including the PC Party in future polling at this time.

“The SK Party is dominating across the province right now, though their best scores come from outside Regina and Saskatoon where the NDP performs better,” said Quito Maggi, President of Mainstreet Research.

“There are certainly opportunities for the NDP. On some issues Saskatchewan voters give them higher marks than their horserace number. 31% say the NDP would do best on Education and 34% say they would do best on Healthcare. When you compare that to the 24% who would vote NDP today it shows there is room for growth”

“For the SK Party their strongest issue are taxes (52%) and creating jobs (51%). With solid leads across the province if the election were held today they would win a majority government. But of course, the election has not yet begun and there will be plenty of time for all politicians to take their message to the doorstep,” he finished.

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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Mainstreet – SK January 2016