A new poll from Mainstreet confirms what Albertans knew all along: The United Conservative Party (UCP) would obliterate Rachel Notley’s NDP government.
If the Alberta election were held today instead of 2019, the newborn UCP would hold a majority with 57 per cent of the vote province wide, compared to Notley’s 29 per cent.
The numbers are even more encouraging when you break them down by region. The only place the NDP hangs onto to any support is Edmonton, where, as Ralph Klein once said, there are too many socialists and mosquitos.
While it’s nice to see them in writing, are these poll numbers a surprise to anyone? Not to me. But they might disappoint the Notley friendlies in the mainstream media.
How many stories did we read about how Jason Kenny would never become PC leader? He won with nearly 76 per cent of votes.
How many stories did we read saying that the UCP would never unite? They united with a 95 per cent vote in favor.
How many stories are we reading right now about how much the centrist vote will matter in the next election? The Alberta Party is polling at 9 per cent.
There is a real disconnect between the mainstream media and everyday people in Alberta who, based on these recent polling numbers, are just not buying what the media party is selling them.