February 25, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – A new Mainstreet/Postmedia poll find the Saskatchewan Party continues to lead in Saskatchewan but the NDP have continued to trend upward another 2%. The Mainstreet/Postmedia Poll has a margin of error of +/- 2.45%, 19 times out of 20.
Among all voters he Saskatchewan Party is down to 46% (-2) while the NDP is now at 30% (+2).
“The Saskatchewan party still holds a big 16 point lead among all voters” said Quito Maggi, President of Mainstreet Research. “Their lead has narrowed to just 8 percentage points in Regina and 3 percentage points in Saskatoon but they lead handily outside urban centres.”
“The Saskatchewan party is on solid footing on the economy however which bodes well for their general election prospects, 51% of Saskatchewanians believe they are the best party for the economy.”
“The Saskatchewan NDP continues to trend upwards and we have seen a modest bounce for the provincial Liberals here as well. This is to be expected as the election draws nearer and voters begin to look at all options. However the economic situation and Wall’s profile on western economic issues on a national level will be in the way of significant gains for the opposition parties. 53% of Saskatchewan residents are optimistic about their own personal finances – these are solid numbers considering the pressures the province is currently undergoing.”
“It will take a lot to take down Brad Wall, even with this recent tightening there is a long way to go. As the election campaign approaches, he remains in the driver’s seat,” 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.