It’s hard to keep up with Vancouver’s swirl of entrants, parties, quotas and alliances in the 2018 civic election. So anything that helps to focus and identify front-runners is more than welcome.
We just hope that poll predictions don’t become self-fulfilling, by a de facto elimination process.
Mario Canseco of Research Co. published public polling results for both party and mayoral rankings on June 14, 2018.
Party positivity is intriguing:
- Greens 54%
- Vision 31%
- NPA 30%
- COPE 28%
- One City 17%
- Coalition Vancouver 17%
- ProVancouver 11%
With Adriane Carr declining to join the list of 8 candidates for Mayor, one wonders if she’ll pragmatically anoint someone with the coveted Royal Green Mojo.
The mayoral candidates’ popularity ranking is:
Who knows? 47%
For those having a preference 53%
- Kennedy Stewart (Indep) 26%
- Ken Sim (NPA) 23%
- Ian Campbell (Vision) 18%
- Hector Bremner (n/a) 10%
- Shauna Sylvester (Indep) 9%
- Patrick Condon (COPE) 8%
- David Chen (ProVancouver) 4%
- Wai Young (Coalition Vancouver) 3%
Allen Garr writes in the Tyee with further thoughts, in particular, on Councillor Raymond Louie’s decision to not run for council.
Vision’s days as a majority party may, in fact, be numbered. And one-party dominance of City Council along with it.