Opposition Wildrose Party Riding High in Alberta

Danielle Smith holds an impressive approval rating, as questions on health care and accountability continue to plague the provincial government. Calgary, AB – The Wildrose Party holds an overwhelming lead in Alberta, as many voters are abandoning the governing Progressive Conservatives, a new Insights West poll has found. The online survey of a representative sample… Read more »

United Conservative Party Ahead of Rivals in Alberta’s Political Scene

Over the past year, the provincial government has improved its standing on issues, particularly crime and public safety. Calgary, AB – The United Conservative Party (UCP) is currently the most popular option for voters in Alberta, the Insights West “Alberta Government Report Card” has found. The online survey of a representative sample of Albertans also… Read more »

BC Residents Are Divided on Privatizing BC’s Liquor Distribution Branch

Vancouver, BC — According to a recent Insights West online public opinion poll of 749 BC adults, three quarters (75%) are aware that their provincial government has been considering privatizing the Liquor Distribution Branch but only 37% support privatization and roughly equal numbers (39%) oppose it.  Opposition to the idea is slightly more entrenched than… Read more »

Your Insights on the Impact of the Port Mann Bridge Toll

Metro Vancouver residents are satisfied (65%) with the new Port Mann Bridge, but remain divided on bridge tolls (51% in favour / 45% opposed) and plan to change their travel behaviour to avoid the toll. Vancouver, BC – A fresh Insights West online survey of 583 Metro Vancouver residents conducted the week following the opening… Read more »

Your Insights on Non-Voters in the BC Election

Non-voters didn’t vote primarily because they felt none of the candidates deserved their vote, or they truly couldn’t decide. A large number 41% regret not voting—although results suggest that the outcome wouldn’t have been impacted even if they had. Vancouver, BC– A series of post-election polls was conducted by Insights West in order to investigate… Read more »

City Governments Regarded Positively in Calgary and Edmonton

Calgarians are more concerned about transportation, while economic development is the main worry for Edmontonians. Calgary, AB – As voters in Alberta prepare to cast their ballots in municipal elections, the mayors of Calgary and Edmonton hold extraordinary approval ratings, a new Insights West poll has found. The online survey of representative samples also shows… Read more »

Views of British Columbians Shifting on Northern Gateway

Across the province, 42% of residents support the project—a seven-point jump since February. Vancouver, BC – Opposition to the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines has subsided over the past 10 months in British Columbia, with the province’s residents now being staunchly divided on the project, a new survey from Insights West has found. In the… Read more »

Your Insights on Why Pollsters Missed the Mark…

…Predicting the BC Provincial Election Outcome Vancouver, BC  –  Election night is usually the night pollsters get their 5 minutes of fame, and get to showcase why polling works so well. Not this time. Why did pollsters get the results so wrong? What happened? Our two pre-election polls that Insights West conducted followed by a… Read more »

Recovery Underway for Progressive Conservatives in Alberta

More than a third of voters are undecided, and provide nuanced views on the first few weeks of the Jim Prentice government. Calgary, AB – The Progressive Conservative Party is once again the most popular in Alberta’s political scene, a new Insights West poll has found. The online survey of a representative sample of Albertans… Read more »