Sunday, October 11, 2015

Strategic voting Kootenay-Columbia: vote NDP

Strategic voting in Kootenay-Columbia
Strategic voting in Kootenay-Columbia
As I pointed out in my post on strategic voting in North Okanagan—Shuswap, some might be surprised that some of these ridings in the BC Interior are competitive enough.

Such is also the case in Kootenay-Columbia, which includes Cranbrook, Revelstoke, Kimberley, Fernie, Golden, Sparwood, and Nelson.  In the last election, vote splitting wasn't a factor: the Conservative won with 50% of the vote, compared to 39% NDP, 4% Liberal, and 6% Green.

A redrawing of the riding, however, has brought 4000 net NDP votes into the riding and this could make a difference.

An Environics Poll from September 19, 2015 placed the NDP and Conservatives in a dead head: Con (37%), NDP (37%), Lib. (15%), and Green (11%).

This suggests that to avoid vote splitting, strategic voters should support the NDP.

Update. has now endorsed the NDP for strategic voters in Kootenay-Columbia.

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