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(Updated 1:30 p.m., Sept. 23)
Environics poll shows Leslie with 15-point lead over Galipeau

By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

An Environics Research poll commissioned by Ecology Ottawa and Leadnow has local Liberal candidate Andrew Leslie enjoying a 15-point lead over Conservative incumbent Royal Galipeau.

The 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.

By 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.

The 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.

It 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.

Their 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 us?"

Environics 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.

The 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 third.

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