1:30 p.m., Sept. 23)
Environics poll shows Leslie with 15-point lead over Galipeau
By Fred Sherwin
Environics Research poll commissioned by Ecology Ottawa
and Leadnow has local Liberal candidate Andrew Leslie
enjoying a 15-point lead over Conservative incumbent Royal
poll, which asked respondents who they would vote for
if the election was held tomorrow, puts Leslie at 51 per
cent support, Galipeau at 36 per cent, NDP candidate Nancy
Tremblay at 11 per cent, and Green Party candidate Raphaël
Morin at three per cent.
comparison, Galipeau won the last election with 45 per
cent of the vote. The Liberal candidate, David Bertschi,
finished second with 38 per cent, and the NDP received
14 per cent of the vote.
Environics poll would indicate that a considerable number
of people who voted Conservative in 2011 are willing to
switch their vote this time around. It would also indicate
that support for the NDP is bucking the national trend
where the party is locked in a three-way race with the
Liberals and Conservatives.
should be noted that Leadnow, which commissioned the poll,
is actively campaigning to unseat the Conservatives through
their Vote Together initiative which encourages people to
vote strategically in swing ridings like Orléans.
pitch is simple: "Together, we can elect a government
that reflects the priorities and values of the majority
of Canadians - to stand together for a strong democracy,
a fair economy, and a clean environment. Will you join
Research used only directory listed phone numbers with
postal codes attached in order to reach respondents using
automated polling. The margin of error is between 4.3
and 3.1 per cent.
same Environics poll looked at three other ridings in
the National Capital region: Kanata-Carleton, Nepean and
Ottawa West-Nepean. The Conservatives are leading in two
of the three races and trailing by four points in the
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