Wildrose, Tories neck and neck in race to lead Alberta government: poll

National Post | News

By Darcy Henton

CALGARY — The race for the April 23 Alberta election is tightening up, according to a new poll that puts the incumbent Progressive Conservatives and Wildrose in a statistical dead heat.

Popular support among decided voters has the Wildrose at 35% compared to 34% for the Conservatives, setting up the possibility of a minority government, according to the Leger Marketing poll conducted over the Easter weekend.

The NDP and Liberals are trailing at about 13% each, followed by the Alberta party at three% and the Evergreen party at one%.

The poll, commissioned by the Calgary Herald and Edmonton Journal, shows support for the Wildrose has dropped six percentage points in recent days in the wake of media reports on the party’s position on so-called social conscience issues and several major Tory platform announcements.


“It’s possible the people who told us they would vote Wildrose started to…

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