The normally dull Alberta election landscape has been turned upside down following the release of a new poll
suggesting the 44 year old PC dynasty could be in serious trouble.
Think HQ has released poll results, asking Albertans which party candidates would they be most likely to support if a provincial election were held tomorrow.
Among decided voters, the Wildrose party, which was devastated four months ago by the defection of nine MLAs to the PCs, is leading with 31%.
Amazingly, the NDP is running second with 26% and the PC's have just 25%.
The Wildrose party is already downplaying these results; saying they don't believe in polls.
The results may be an outlier but they would explain a controversial decision by Jim Prentice to
go negative right out of the gate labelling the NDP and Wildrose as extremists.
Both those parties laughed off the charge, saying Prentice is sounding a little nervous resorting to namecalling.
There is plenty of time for Prentice to try and make up ground as the election will be held May 5th.
If these numbers hold up, Alberta's political landscape will have experienced a seismic shift.