Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Opinion Poll Suggests Manitoba Tories More Popular Now Than on Election Day

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Opinion Poll Suggests Manitoba Tories More Popular Now Than on Election Day

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Manitoba Tory support rising: new poll

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WINNIPEG - A poll suggests Manitoba's Progressive Conservative government is more popular now than on election day.

The survey by Mainstreet Research for Postmedia suggests the Tories have the support of 58 per cent of decided voters -- up five points from the number they got in the April 19 election.

The Opposition New Democrats scored 28 per cent -- up two points from the election, while the Liberals garnered eight per cent support -- down seven points.

Seventeen per cent of respondents were undecided.

Mainstreet president Quito Maggi says high numbers are normal for any new government, but the level of Tory support is still impressive.

The random automated telephone survey was conducted June 9 and involved 1,227 Manitobans, on both landlines and mobile phones. …

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