Progressive Conservatives Maintain Their Lead in the Final Week of Manitoba Provincial Election

PRESS RELEASE: April 13th, 2016
Progressive Conservatives maintain their lead in the final week of the Manitoba provincial election.

A new telephone poll conducted by Insightrix Research on behalf of CJOB and Global Winnipeg finds that one half of decided voters[1] (49%) intend to vote for the Progressive Conservatives.

The provincial NDP (24%) and Liberals (22%) appear to be in a statistical tie among decided voters.  Fully, 5% plan to vote for the Green Party while 1% say they will vote for a different party.  Three in ten (30%) Manitobans who plan to vote next week say they are undecided as to which party they will support.

Regionally, the race is a bit tighter in Winnipeg where the decided voter proportions are 43% for the PCs, 28% for the NDP, and 24% for the Liberals.  In the remainder of the province, the PCs have a stronger lead (66% vs. 16% for the Liberals and 13% for the NDP).

Among younger voters (ages 18-34), the largest proportion intend to vote Liberal (36%); 32% plan to cast their ballot for the NDP, and only 27% for the PCs.

Research Details

A total of 800 randomly selected Manitoba residents participated in the telephone survey from March 28th to April 7th, 2016. Quotas were set by age, gender, and region to match the general population of the province and the results are weighted.  The margin of error is ±3.5 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

About Insightrix

Founded in 2001, Insightrix Research Inc. is a full-service market research firm that helps clients develop, administer, and manage data collection and information strategies. From its office in Saskatoon, Insightrix offers a comprehensive range of research services.

For more information, please contact

Lang McGilp, Senior Research Executive
Insightrix Research Inc.
Tel: 306.657.5640 ext. 229
Cell: 306.290.9599
Email: lang.mcgilp@insightrix.com
Web: www.insightrix.com


[1] Those who name a party they intend to vote for and those who are uncertain but name a party they are leaning towards.