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RSR ROBBINS Research - British Columbia Politics November 23, 2012
  Nov 23, 2012

Question #1
Which political party in British Columbia do you support right now?
BC New Democrats    46 %
BC Liberals    24.5 %
BC Conservatives    20.5 %
BC Greens    10.5 %
Undecided    9 %
Question #2
Which political leader in BC do you consider to be the most honest?
Adrian Dix, leader BC NDP    37.5 %
John Cummins, leader BC Conservatives    17 %
Jane Sterk and BC Greens    14.5 %
Christy Clark and BC Liberals    14.5 %
Question #3
Which political leader in your opinion is most competent to lead British Columbia?
Adrian Dix, leader BC NDP    42 %
John Cummins, leader BC Conservatives    18.5 %
Christy Clark and BC Liberals    17 %
Jane Sterk and BC Greens    10.5 %
Question #4
Which leader and party in BC do you believe offers more solutions to children with disabilities?
Adrian Dix and BC NDP    52 %
Jane Sterk and BC Greens    18 %
John Cummins and BC Conservatives    15 %
Christy Clark and BC Liberals    15 %
Question #5
A BC city councilor plans to leave a seat on city council to run for a major party in the upcoming provincial election in May 2013. A by-election to fill the city council seat will be required at a cost of $300,000. Which of the following statements best describes the feelings regarding the cost of the by-election to replace the departing city councilor?
This is the price of democracy    15.5 %
This is another reason why people have become sick of politics in the province    23.5 %
There isn’t much that can be done to stop it    26.5 %
The candidate and party should be forced to pay for the by-election cost    33.5 %
Question #6
Amanda Todd is the teenager who recently killed herself as a result of being bullied. At a recent rally against bullying Premier Christy Clark would not permit Amanda Todd’s mother to attend suggesting to do so would bother some people attending, however the Premier referenced the teenager’s name several times during the rally. Which statement best describes your feeling toward this?
There must have been good reason for Christy Clark to make this decision    9 %
There is something definitely wrong with Christy Clark    71.5 %
Commentary
Adrian Dix and the BC New Democrats continue to possess an inalterable lead in public support among BC voters with totals > (10%) above 2009 voter totals. Christy Clark and BC Liberals and John Cummins and BC Conservatives are close enough in support to be just outside the survey’s margin of error, with the BC Liberals attracting approximately one half of the support that they achieved in votes in the 2009 provincial election. A centre right split in the midst of voter support tilting left – the perfect storm.
The BC NDP attracts (53%) on Vancouver Island, (50%) in the lower mainland of the province, (35.5%) in Langley and the Fraser Valley and (37%) in the north and interior of the province. The BC Liberals attract (17%) on Vancouver Island, (24%) in the lower mainland, (33%) in Langley and the Fraser Valley and (29%) in the North and Interior. Over the same regions the BC Conservatives score (18%), (15%), (32%), and (26%), while the BC Greens score (12%), (11%), (8%), and (9%).
On the subject of “honesty” all leaders fall below the totals of their party in question 1. Christy Clark takes the worst beating on honesty (35.5%) below her party’s totals from question 1, while Adrian Dix’s honesty score is (9%) below his party’s totals from question 1.
On the subject of “competency” Adrian Dix slightly exceeds his party totals from question 1, while John Cummins matches his party totals, and Christy Clark falls below her party totals by over (23%).
On offering “solutions to children with disabilities” (compassion) Adrian Dix and BC New Democrats run up their support score (23%) above party totals from question 1 and Jane Sterk and BC Greens nearly double their party score. BC Conservatives and BC Liberals are viewed in a dismal light in terms of their ability to offer solutions to children with disabilities attracting only (30%) between them.
Coquitlam Salina Robinson’s decision to abandon her seat at Coquitlam’s city hall, in order to seek a seat with the BC NDP in the provincial legislature, attracts plenty of derision from waste weary British Columbians who seize the hypothetical nature of the question to ‘tell us how they really feel’. In fact (67%) of BC New Democrat supporters in the Province of British Columbia select one of the three (of four) negative response choices and not “the price of democracy” suggested by the senior elected NDP official in the region.
On the Amanda Todd (mother) question (44%) of BC Liberal supporters are willing to accept the possibility that “there is something definitely wrong” with Christy Clark. This percentage coupled with the unelected premier’s poor showing below party support spells the certainty of the end of her political career after the provincial election in May 2013.
The BC NDP don’t get it (wasting tax dollars), Christy Clark and the BC Liberals don’t get it (reasonableness, common sense), and the Harper government responsible for BC Supreme Justices doesn’t get it (hypocrisy). They claim to support Israel but permit the wife of a convicted Nazi to sit as a Justice.
This ROBBINS survey continues to affirm our theory that elected and appointed people do as they please and feel they are ultimately immune from consequence for their continued selfish and self centered conduct, with no concern for the ethical expectations of the public that pays the way. As a Burnaby Parish Priest once remarked on the nature of the value of parishioner opinion at his church – “This is no democracy”. Truer words….
Methodology: A targeted survey conducted by land line telephone from ROBBINS lists of 1,017 BC voters (2009) between November 17th and 22nd, 2012 This survey features a scientific Margin of Error based on sample size alone of 3.07% plus or minus, 19 times out of 20 @ 95% confidence. ROBBINS asserts that the likely profile of opinion from British Columbians who voted in 2009 as considered by this survey is likely closer to (1.85%). This estimate is scientifically based on the 100% probability that the BC NDP has a 21.1% to 20.9% lead over the BC Liberals, and the BC Liberals have a (4.7%) to (4.3%) lead over the BC Conservatives – the aggregate difference of both calculations combined is (.6%). This survey was sponsored by Jim Van Rassel and MRDR Inc.

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