October 15, 2015 (Toronto, ON) – With less than a week to go, a new set of Mainstreet/Postmedia riding polls in Alberta finds a tight race in Calgary Centre and the Conservatives ahead in Saint Albert-Edmonton and Lethbridge.
“It’s down to the wire in Calgary Centre,” said Quito Maggi, President of Mainstreet Research. “This has been the highest profile race of Alberta but even so we have a found a deadlock between the Liberals and Conservatives. This is definitely a race to watch on election night.”
“The NDP had high hopes for Lethbridge,” continued Maggi. “Though they did very well provincially a win here is not in the cards. The Conservatives have a large lead and the NDP are out of time. There is room for the race to tighten up but likely not enough for an upset.”
“In Saint Albert-Edmonton we have an interesting race with independent candidate and former Conservative MP Brent Rathgeber contesting. It looks like this will be a Conservative hold though there may be Conservatives who feel comfortable voting for Rathgeber when they get to the ballot box. It’s an interesting situation and we’ll have to wait until Election Night for the final result,” he finished.
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 has provided accurate snapshots of public opinion, having predicted an NDP majority government in Alberta (2015), a Liberal majority government in British Columbia, and a Liberal majority government in Ontario. Most recently, Mainstreet was the most accurate pollster of last October’s Toronto mayoral election.