Independent topical source of current affairs, opinion and issues, featuring stories making news in Canada from immigrants, newcomers, minorities & ethnic communities' point of view and interests.

John Horgan: Mainstreet and Ndp

john horgan: Scroll down or click here to see the full report The results are from what Mainstreet calls an Ultra Poll the combined of the results from 10 provincial surveys, according to CTV. This is the first time that we have seen some distance between the NDP and the BC Liberals beyond the margin of error in some time, Mainstreet President and CEO Quito Maggi said in a statement. Data released Monday by Mainstreet Research shows that 39 per cent of decided and leaning voters polled said they supported the NDP, while only 32.4 per cent said they favoured Andrew Wilkinson's Liberals. The good news continues for John Horgan after the NDP win in the Nanaimo byelection as both his favourability numbers and his party numbers are up since the beginning of the year. Support for the New Democrats was evenly split among age groups and sexes, although the NDP was most popular among women and those aged 18-34. Among decided and leaning voters, support for the NDP was greatest on Vancouver Island 47.8 per cent and Metro Vancouver 40.9 per cent while the party was behind the Liberals by nearly six per cent among those polled in B.C.'s Interior. ( As reported in the news.