Ask anyone in Alberta, or any keen politics watcher, whether they’d ever think the Progressive Conservatives would seriously be at risk of losing an election to the New Democrats, and it’s quite possible the response would have been one of hearty laughter.
But the over 40 year reign of the PCs in Alberta could come to an end on May 5, if recent polls are any indication. The NDP, under new leader Rachel Notley, are putting in a real challenge to Premier Jim Prentice.
The latest poll from EKOS Research, which randomly sampled 721 Albertans between April 25 and 29 and released on April 30, suggests the NDP could sweep the province.
In a dramatic change from the results of the last Alberta provincial election in 2012, when the Wildrose Party offered the biggest challenge to the PCs, about 42 per cent of Albertans intend to vote for the NDP, according to the EKOS poll.
Twenty-three per cent of voters intend to cast a ballot for the PCs and 21 per cent for the Wildrose.
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