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51% Approve of Carbon Pricing Plan

October 31, 2016 (Ottawa, ON) – A new Mainstreet/Postmedia poll finds 51% of Canadians approve of the federal government’s plan to price carbon – with or without the help of the provinces. With 5,525 Canadians surveyed from October 5-6, the Mainstreet/Postmedia Poll has a margin of error of +/- 1.33, 19 times out of 20.

“A Majority of Canadians approve of the Federal Government’s decision to impose a price on Carbon pollution,” said Quito Maggi, president of Mainstreet Research. “51%, with 21% strongly approving of the measure. A large majority of people surveyed in the provinces that don’t currently have a carbon tax or cap and trade system want their provincial government to introduce a plan versus having the federal government impose one. ”

“Atlantic Canada is overwhelmingly in favour of implementing provincial plans for putting a price on Carbon pollution. In Newfoundland & Labrador, 67% said they want the province to come up with a system versus just 17% who want to have the federal government impose the plan. In PEI and Nova Scotia, similarly 65% and 61% versus 15% and 27%. The support for a provincial system is highest in New Brunswick where 77% say they want a provincial plan compared to just 11% who want a federal government plan.”

“In the Prairies where a carbon pricing plan is not in place, we see similar desire for a provincial government initiated plan versus a federal government plan, although more people are unsure. In Manitoba almost 7 in 10 say they want a provincial government plan versus only 1 in 10 who want a federal plan, with 22% unsure. In Saskatchewan, where Premier Brad Wall has been an outspoken opponent of the federal plan announced by Prime Minister Trudeau, just 55% want the province to come up with a carbon pollution plan, compared to 22% who say they should let the federal government mandate the price. over 2 in 10 people among those in Saskatchewan was unsure (23%),” continued Maggi.

“In Alberta, where resource prices have hit the economy highest, over three quarters of those asked said they are more likely to support a carbon pollution plan if the federal government approves some pipeline development. (76%) Just 6% said they were less likely to support the Alberta plan if the federal government gives the green light to some pipelines that might help the oilsands dependent province.”

“These numbers point to strong support for the federal government plan to put a price on carbon pollution, but also, strong support for Provincial governments introducing their own measures. There is also a strong connection in western Canada between supporting carbon pricing and accelerating pipeline development,” 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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Mainstreet – Pricing Carbon by Mainstreet on Scribd

Toronto-Standard-360

John Tory Still Popular with Toronto Voters

October 31, 2016 (Ottawa, ON) – A new Mainstreet/Postmedia poll finds Toronto Mayor John Tory is still popular with voters – particularly with those downtown. However, Tory has dipped several points from a hypothetical matchup held last year. The Mainstreet/Postmedia Poll has a margin of error of +/- 2.19%, 19 times out of 20.

“Toronto voters would easily re-elect John Tory today,” said Quito Maggi, President of Mainstreet Research, noting Mainstreet had previously benched marked numbers a year prior with former Mayor Rob Ford’s name tested. “Mayor Tory’s popularity is particularly fueled by downtown voters, and draws about even with Doug Ford in Etobicoke.”

John Tory (-7%)
Doug Ford (24%), Rob Ford in 2015 (20%)
Kristyn Wong-Tam (+4%)
Mike Layton (-2%)
Josh Colle (+2%)
Undecided (-1%)

“It’s almost exactly two years from the next election, and with uncertainty over what kind of field will challenge John Tory, we don’t know what kind of race to expect just yet. We still don’t know if Doug Ford will once again seek public office, and if he does, if he will look towards City Hall or look towards Queen’s Park. Challenging Mayor Tory will not be easy, it will require great organizational and financial resources to oust an incumbent mayor.” continued Maggi.

“For the moment, his chances of re-election look very strong, but with two years still to go, it remains to be seen if the Mayor can continue to avoid controversy and begin notching big wins at City Hall while at the same time dealing with the city’s very real financial constraints,” 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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Mainstreet – Toronto Trial Heat by Mainstreet on Scribd

Saskatchewan-360

Mainstreet Most Accurate in Saskatoon & Regina

October 26, 2016 (Montréal, QC) – An analysis of the 2016 Civic Election Results shows that Mainstreet Research is Saskatoon and Regina’s most accurate pollster.

“We are very pleased to announce that our polling performed very well,” said David Valentin, Executive Vice-President of Mainstreet Research. “In fact, when we drill down into the numbers from the final poll for the mayoral election we found that our Mainstreet/Postmedia poll was the most accurate poll of the race. We were able to capture the shifting momentum that saw Kelley Moore drop in the polls while Charlie Clark rapidly climbed. Clearly that momentum continued in the days since the poll was taken.”

The Mainstreet Poll predicted Don Atchison would notch 38%, Charlie Clark 33%, Kelley Moore 25% and Devon Hein 4%. Every number was within the margin of error except Clark’s.

“It was a very exciting race and we’re happy to show Saskatonians that polling can be accurate. Certainly, there are limitations, but IVR polling performed well this election.”

Mainstreet’s final poll for Regina was also found to be remarkably accurate with every number within the margin of error with 29/36 polls reporting.

“Though the race in Regina was not as exciting, we conducted two polls and the final poll we conducted in the election got every number within the margin of error,” continued Valentin. “We are still awaiting final results from Regina Elections but with most polls reporting, it’s clear our polling painted an accurate portrait of public opinion in Regina’s civic election,” 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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Clark Leads #yxevotes – But Hashtag Dominated by 20 Accounts

Yesterday we released our final 2016 Saskatoon civic election poll showing that incumbent Don Atchison has a five point lead over city councilor Charlie Clark, with Kelley Moore in third. We examined Twitter to look at the activity with the hashtag #yxevotes as well as the four mayoral candidates from October 11 to October 18 to see if there are interesting insights that we could derive.

What is clear is that Charlie Clark is doing better on Twitter than the other candidates. Tweets about Clark are retweeted an average of 5.77 times, which is far ahead of the rest of the candidates. In fact, his retweet average is greater than the other three candidates combined.

1st-slideTo round out the picture, we did a sentiment analysis. Sentiment analysis helps determine the emotional tone of texts. It used by companies to gauge customer opinion about their products or services. Even the Obama administration uses it to gauge public opinion about their policy analysis.

So we took all the mentions about the candidates as well as #yxevotes and did a positive and negative rating of each tweet. We then calculated the percentage of positive sentiments for each candidate as well as #yxevotes.

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Overall, #yxevotes positive score is .719. The only candidate that scores above that is Charlie Clark, where his tweets and mentions get a score of .779. Moore follows with .674, then followed by Atchison with .626, and Hein far behind with .511.

So this seems like good news for Clark. However, once we look at the makeup of the audience of #yxevotes, we get a very different story. Clark is not necessarily doing well in public opinion because he is doing well in Twitter. Social media is not always representative of public opinion at large, and in this case, it most certainly not. Let’s look at why.

There were 739 twitter users who have tweeted with the #yxevotes hashtag – once we remove the usernames of the candidates, various media outlets and news reporters.

The average user tweeted 3.3 times. However, 30 of these 739 users tweeted more than the mean plus two standard deviations in that time frame (26 tweets), and they accounted for 57.1% of the tweets. The top 20 users accounted for 47.1% of tweets. To call #yxevotes an echo chamber is putting mildly. It is more like a kiddie pool in the ocean of Saskatoon public opinion.

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Twitter can be great tool for measuring the sentiment of voters, and in some cases, can even mirror select polling results. But that happens in cases where you have a lot of people tweeting about a subject for a continued period of time. The U.S. Election is a good example of this, where some scholars were able to have sentiment analysis mirror presidential approval polls . But that can’t happen when a hashtag is dominated by 4% of its users.

Dr. Joseph Angolano is a Vice-President at Mainstreet Research.

Saskatchewan-360

Atchison Leads as Campaign Heads to Finish Line

October 24, 2016 (Montréal, QC) – The final Mainstreet/Postmedia poll of the 2016 Saskatoon Mayoral race finds Don Atchison in the lead with Charlie Clark in second. The Mainstreet/Postmedia Poll has a margin of error of +/- 3.47%, 19 times out of 20.

“This has been an exciting and volatile campaign” said David Valentin, Executive Vice-President of Mainstreet Research. “Mr. Atchison’s support has grown to 32% (up 2%) while Kelley Moore has dropped significantly to 20% (down 8%). At the same time Charlie Clark has been able to grow his support to pass Moore on his way to second. He is now at 28% (up 7%) while Devon Hein has slipped to 3% (down 1%).”

“Don Atchison’s lead is not insurmountable but with many of Kelley Moore’s soft supporters leaning towards Atchison – not Clark, it will be tough for the Clark campaign to peel off voters. We’ve seen in the last few weeks the Clark campaign has advocated against strategic voting – but the numbers are now reversed. A skilled turnout operation may not be enough; it still looks like Clark will need to persuade voters to leave Atchison or Moore if he is to win on Wednesday.”

“When we look at decided and leaning voters we see: Don Atchison 38%, Charlie Clark 33%, Kelley Moore 25% and Devon Hein at 4%.”

“One thing is for certain: Don Atchison’s support is rock solid at 82%, he will be the candidate to beat in this campaign. He has run a skilled, disciplined campaign and is set to collect his base vote. Whether Clark’s campaign can make up the difference in just a few days remains to be seen. We still don’t know how this race will end but we do know that it’s one of the most exciting races in Saskatoon in quite some time.”

“Hopefully voters will head to the polls and make their voices heard; we look forward to watching the results and thank all Saskatoon residents who participated in Mainstreet surveys this election,” finished Valentin.

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 – Saskatoon Election by Mainstreet on Scribd

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65% Approve of Trudeau, Couillard Most Popular Premier Nationally

October 21, 2016 (Ottawa, ON) – A new Mainstreet/Postmedia poll takes a close look at approval ratings for Canada’s Premiers – both in their home provinces and across the country. With 5,525 Canadians surveyed from October 5-6, the Mainstreet/Postmedia Poll has a margin of error of +/- 1.33, 19 times out of 20.

“With no permanent opposition leaders for the NDP and Conservatives, and with several provincial-federal conflicts, it’s the Premiers who are currently holding Justin Trudeau to account. Regardless, Justin Trudeau, leads the way in national approvals with a 65% approval rating,” said Quito Maggi, president of Mainstreet Research. “Other first Ministers did not fare well, leading a tight pack of five Minister’s with net positive scores is Quebec’s Phillipe Couillard with 45% national approval, followed by Alberta Premier Rachel Notley (44%), Brad Wall of Saskatchewan (42%), Ontario’s Kathleen Wynne (41%) and BC Premier Christy Clark.(39%).”

MCLAUGHLAN HAS HIGHEST APPROVAL IN HOME PROVINCE, WYNNE LOWEST
”In their own respective provinces, some Premiers fared better, notably Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister (54%), Saskatchewan’s Brad Wall (52%) and Wade McLaughlan leading the way with 55%. At the other end of the spectrum are Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball (24%) and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne (19%).”

“Atlantic provincial First Ministers are less widely known then their counterparts from central and western Canada. When asked to rate the approval of the job performance of Eastern Canada’s Premiers, a majority of Canadians were not sure about Newfoundland’s Dwight Ball (56%), PEI Premier Wade MacLauchlan (69%), Nova Scotia’s Stephen McNeil (68%) and New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant (67%).”

On the national stage, Brad Wall, a leading critic of Trudeau, scores quite well with 42% approval and just 30% disapproval. His approval is highest in neighbouring Manitoba where he outpaces even the popular Pallister with 65% approval. His lowest approval score comes out of PEI where just 21% approve but that is tempered by just 12% disapproval, followed closely by Quebec where only 24% approve compared to 39% disapproval. His approval rating is 47% in Alberta where he is often referenced by the Wildrose Party.”

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 – First Ministers by Mainstreet on Scribd

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3 Things to Watch for in Tonight’s Saskatoon Debate

With the end of Saskatoon’s election in sight – and with support soft as butter for Don Atchison’s two challengers, tonight’s CTV debate (also airing on CKOM) might be the most consequential campaign event with the potential to upend the race.

Here’s what we’ll be watching for:

  • How many times can Kelley Moore say change?

Kelley Moore has had a bad week and it is getting worse. Through the past few debates she’s been a target for criticism and recent events have not made things better. A few weeks ago I wrote her biggest liability was her ‘thin skin’, her constant need to litigate and re-litigate against attacks, and this has never been more true.

While her poll numbers have not yet taken a hit, she could be headed for a freefall if she plays into the traps and stereotype Charlie Clark and Don Atchison have set for her. Only 50% of her voters say they’ll definitely support her (and that too could change).

Campaigns are about narratives and making sure they play to your strengths. First, Moore was baited into responding to attacks about her support for reducing the business tax rate – then it was time to litigate whether a 10% tax increase was likely (a messaging mess she put forward), and then it was time to re-litigate whether Moore was or wasn’t in favour of carding. None of these are subjects or topics that frame Moore as the change candidate.

More recently she is facing criticism from both labour and business. Fundamentally here is the problem: business probably prefers Atchison, Labour probably prefers Clark.

You haven’t heard very much about Moore being the change candidate lately and that’s a big problem for her that might only get worse tonight. Both her and Clark chose branding which is not going to help either of them in the final stretch. Clark chose ‘It’s Time’, Moore chose #expectMoore – neither of them chose change.

  • Carding & Business Taxes

Perhaps unexpectedly both Don Atchison (the incumbent) and Kelley Moore (the newcomer) have very similar platforms when it comes to Carding and Business taxes. Both support street checks and both would support a decrease in the business to residential tax ratio (albeit with different timelines and conditions).

The more the two issues get brought up the more the two will be lumped together. However, Mr. Atchison’s voter coalition is more solid, he has more room to maneuver. Given the option between Atchison and Atchison lite, voters are going to choose the real thing – tricky framing for Moore to avoid.

I would be shocked if Charlie Clark didn’t point to this at every opportunity, and speaking of Mr. Clark…

  • Will Charlie Clark Play Kingmaker or Challenger?

This is Charlie Clark’s last chance to gain major momentum and vault from third to second, but in doing so he’s going to have to decide what coalition of voters he wants to create.

Let’s take a closer look at Kelley Moore’s voters. Let’s say we’re looking at 100 of them. Of the 100, only 51 are strongly supporting Moore, so look at the other 49. The second choice of 7 of them is Don Atchison, 14 of them would choose Charlie Clark, 3 of them would choose Devon Hein and 25 are undecided about a second choice. A logical person would say if Charlie Clark dissuaded 100 of Moore’s voters from supporting her he would pick up 56 of them (assuming undecideds break evenly), Don Atchison would pick up 28 of them and Devon Hein would pick up 12 of them. So, it would make lots of sense to target Moore because Clark would pick up a net of 28 voters over Atchison. For every vote Atchison would gain, Clark would gain two.

Except wait, we’re not dealing with theoretical voters in a lab, we’re dealing with real people. If Moore’s supporters perceive their candidate is being attacked unfairly by Clark that might make him the last person they’ll move to. Attacking Moore might mean her support drops – but which voters will drop her and where will they move? Some might decide not to vote, others might decide not to support her and support Atchison or Hein instead. And yes, some of the voters will likely shift their support to Clark – but he is obviously better off if Atchison or Hein do the heavy lifting on shifting their fire to her.

On both counts he is unlikely to find much co-operation. Hein regularly trains his fire on Clark and Atchison, Atchison mainly emphasizes his experience and is content to let the other candidates squabble. When Atchison does attack, it is often in ways that is sometimes unclear.

Clark obviously must do something if he is going to shift to second to aim for first: but he will need to be very careful in what he tries to accomplish. Both his and Don Atchison’s voters have Moore as their second choice at 27% and 25% respectively. The best way out of the mess might be pure positivity but some voters will be looking for someone to challenge Atchison. This is all to say: Charlie Clark is in an untenable position. And yet it’s not an impossible one, because he could greatly benefit if Moore continues to make mistakes.

The campaign is almost over; Election Day is on Wednesday; Debate night is tonight.

David Valentin is the Executive Vice-President of Mainstreet Research

Saskatchewan-360

Atchison Pulls Ahead to 30%, Moore 28%

October 19, 2016 (Montréal, QC) – A new Mainstreet/Postmedia poll finds Don Atchison back in the lead with the support of one in three Saskatonians, statistically tied with Kelley Moore. The Mainstreet/Postmedia Poll has a margin of error of +/- 3.36%, 19 times out of 20.

“With the race coming to a close it looks like Don Atchison is the favourite at the moment” said David Valentin, Executive Vice-President of Mainstreet Research. “Mr. Atchison has risen to 30% (up 3%) while Kelley Moore is a close second with 28% (up 1%). Charlie Clark has picked up 2% to rise to 21% with 17% of voters undecided and 4% backing Devon Hein (down 1%).”

“Right now the ‘anti-Atchison vote is fractured, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t time for one candidate to consolidate support. The last opportunity will be the CTV debate that will also be broadcast on CKOM. Following a second mayoral debate on CBC’s Saskatoon morning, this will be the last major opportunity for the candidates to make an impact.”

“Support is relatively soft among supporter for Kelley Moore and Charlie Clark, so now it will come down to whether one of the two of them can really make an impression at the final debate and the closing days of the campaign. These last few days of the campaign are the most critical, not only do they have a few more days to drive supporters to the advance polls, this is the last opportunity for the campaigns to deploy persuasion before shifting purely into turnout operations on election day.”

“We started the race with Mr. Atchison at 29%, now he’s at 30%. Despite the campaign, Atchison has been able to recapture his initial base of support. While we theorized it might not be enough to win at the start of the campaign, now it looks like he may be able to succeed,” finished Valentin.

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 – Saskatoon Election Oct 17 by Mainstreet on Scribd

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Matt Brown Would Face Difficult Re-Election

October 18, 2016 (Ottawa, ON) – A new Mainstreet/Postmedia poll finds London, Ontario Mayor Matt Brown would face a tough road to a re-election campaign. The Mainstreet/Postmedia Poll has a margin of error of +/- 3.46%, 19 times out of 20.

“Only 19% of the city would vote for Matt Brown if an election were held today” said Quito Maggi, President of Mainstreet Research. “These numbers are not great – we would expect to be seeing a much higher score for Mayor Brown to be well positioned for re-election. Combined with a 58% disapproval rating in the city, Brown would face a tough path to re-election. That being said, there is no clear opponent for him at the moment, with several potential challengers all polling roughly the same. It looks like the desire is there for ‘Anyone but Brown’ but a challenger has yet to coalesce that support.”

“While Matt Brown‘s approval remains low, the approval rating for city council has increased from June’s 36% to 46% (+10%), meanwhile most Londoners approve of the job their local city councillor is performing (52%).”

“Compounding matters for the mayor, 22% say their top issue if an election were held today would be Matt Brown’s performance and conduct as mayor. Contract talks with police officers came in at 17%, while 13% chose council’s decision to drop light rail transit as their top issue.” 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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Mainstreet – London October by Mainstreet on Scribd

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Reginans Love New Mosaic Stadium, 59% Feel Safe in City

October 17, 2016 (Montréal, QC) – A new Mainstreet/Postmedia poll finds 59% of Regina residents say they feel safe in Regina – though fewer, 56%, say Regina is safe overall with 45% reporting they believe crime in the city is increasing. Additionally, 77% of Regina residents say they approve of the new Mosaic Stadium – a much higher approval score than for Rogers Place in Edmonton. The Mainstreet/Postmedia Poll has a margin of error of +/- 3.99%, 19 times out of 20. 603 Regina residents were surveyed by phone on October 12, 2016.

CRIME & SAFETY IN REGINA

“Most Reginans feel safe in the city” said David Valentin, executive vice-president of Mainstreet Research. “45% say crime is increasing in the city – they’re not wrong, according to Statistics Canada the crime rate in Regina increased by 3% in the last year. That being said, it’s very common for residents to perceive the crime rate is going up even when the stats show it is going down. 34% of Regina residents say crime is staying the same.”

“47% of Saskatchewanians said Regina was safe in an earlier poll conducted over the summer, so it’s not surprising that 56% of Regina residents say the city is safe in general with 39% saying the city is not too or not at all safe (41% said Regina was unsafe provincially)”.

HIGH APPROVAL FOR MOSAIC STADIUM

“In stark contrast with Edmonton, Regina residents have high approval for the New Mosaic stadium” continued Valentin. “With a whopping 77% approval the new stadium has really made a mark on the city. Only 44% of Edmonton residents approved of Rogers Place when they were surveyed earlier this fall. Most resident’s opinions improved over the last 5 years with 43% saying their opinion improved and 39% saying their opinion stayed the same. Only 7% say their opinion of the New Mosaic stadium diminished. Unlike Rogers Place, New Mosaic Stadium appears to have had a smoother ride with less debate and contention surrounding the development. Claims by Mayor Michael Fougere that the facility was on time and on budget throughout construction also likely played a role in the high approval the facility receives today. Ultimately it’s a tale of two cities – and two stadiums,” finished Valentin. “It looks like Reginans really like their new stadium.

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 – Regina October B by Mainstreet on Scribd