It's been said before. Might as well say it again. A lot of British Columbians are deeply opposed to oil tanker traffic endangering our coast. Harper hasn't got the message yet but he might on election night when British Columbia returns are the last counted.
Results of polling in four key British Columbia ridings suggest support for the governing federal Conservatives may be buckling in the province as widespread unease with oil tankers takes hold, according to an Insights West poll published Friday.
The NDP surge seen in national polls is borne out by significant voter support for Tom Mulcair as prime minister, even in traditionally Conservative ridings where a full-throttle three-way race is complicated by strong support for the Green Party.
According to the poll commissioned by the citizens’ group Dogwood Initiative, Conservative candidates now trail their rivals in all four selected ridings, although the races are tight on the North Shore. Three Conservative incumbents who had garnered over 42 per cent of the vote in 2011 are currently polling below 25%. The Liberals lead the Conservatives in the three urban ridings, while a fourth and newly distributed riding in South Okanagan West Kootenay has the NDP far in the lead. The undecided vote ranges from 21-30 per cent in the four ridings.