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BC Prov/Fed populatity - 2010 Olympics -Security issues
  Nov 16, 2009

508 respondents throughout the cities of Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Moody, and Surrey, B.C. between November 10-14, 2009. The MOE based on ROBBINS Research is approximately 4.35% random based on a scientific calculation and an additional method of averaging. Jim Van Rassel (federal and provincial Conservative member) helped sponsor this poll. You are invited to call Jim at (604) 942-9300.

Question #1
Which one of the following provincial political leaders and party do you most support at this time?
Gordon Campbell and BC Liberals    32.0 %
Carole James and BC NDP    46.5 %
Jane Sterk and BC Green    7.0 %
Glen P. Robbins and BC Conservatives    15.0 %
Undecided    13.0 %
Question #2
Which one of the following federal political leaders and party do you most support at this time?
Michael Ignatieff and Liberal Party of Canada    26.0 %
Jack Layton and New Democratic Party of Canada    35.0 %
Stephen Harper and Conservative Party of Canada    33.0 %
Elizabeth May and Green Party of Canada    6.0 %
Undecided    9.0 %
Question #3
Who is most responsible for the H.S.T. expected to become law in late spring 2010?
Gordon Campbell and provincial BC Liberals    58.0 %
Stephen Harper and federal Conservative Party    21.5 %
I support the H.S.T    21.0 %
Undecided    7.0 %
Question #4
Which of the following has MOST of your attention these days?
2010 Olympics    16.0 %
Christmas    24.0 %
H1N1 flu virus    28.0 %
Today/tomorrow    32.0 %
Undecided    8.0 %
Question #5
Of the following responses which in your opinion is the greatest security threat to the 2010 Olympics?
An act of terrorism    2.0 %
A B.C. union worker smoking a cigarette within the vicinity of a North Shore refinery under emergency risk assessment    96.0 %
Undecided    2.0 %
Commentary
Premier Gordon Campbell’s BC Liberals remain unpopular with respondents in the lower mainland of British Columbia at levels (30%) below election totals from May 2009. In contrast, the B.C. New Democrats continue to maintain (and increase) popular support.
The BC Conservative Party continues to be popular and now serves as a bona fide impediment to a BC Liberal comeback -- further hampered by a very unpopular Premier.
Jack Layton and federal New Democrats are increasing in popular support fresh from a big win in the recent Port Moody-Coquitlam-New Westminster federal by-election. Stephen Harper’s federal Conservative party support is floundering while Michael Ignatieff and his federal Liberal party show disappointing results.
Nearly (80%) of decided respondents continue to reject the H.S.T. (Harmonized Sales Tax).
“Today/tomorrow” and the “H1N1 flu virus” has most respondents attention these days, followed next by Christmas and the 2010 Olympics last.
A union worker smoking a cigarette around a potentially combustible refinery tank during an emergency is by overwhelming majority a greater (sic) security threat, than a potential terrorist attack.
Gordon Campbell and his BC Liberals are going to have to get through Glen P. Robbins and BC Conservatives if they hope to capture their previous popular support among respondents in the lower mainland of the province of British Columbia.
The Premier has become a symbol among British Columbians of dishonesty, corruption, ineptitude, and often mean spirited government -- and this has affected the stature of his party which has won three consecutive provincial elections, the latter under a cloud of suspicion.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative Party of Canada is beginning to whisper majority -- but according to these numbers -- voters in the lower mainland of the province of British Columbia remain doubtful.
The 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics is running a distant last to Christmas, the H1N1 flu virus, and the stresses of everyday living among respondents in this ZEUS/ROBBINS poll.
The one billion dollar security requirements of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics appear less required for potential threats of terrorism -- despite more news on the subject during the polling period-when compared to the inane act of a BC union worker carelessly smoking within the vicinity of a North Shore refinery tanker under emergency ‘quarantine’. (Robbins was in attendance to this and also witnessed manipulation of environmental samples drawn from a major Quebec environmental firm during a Burnaby refinery test audit near that city’s ’water supply’-providing his business card and attendance in both circumstances).
*Robbins also interviewed a BC environmental manager who later shot two fellow employees and then himself as this involved corruption in the ministry including allegations of kickbacks to ignore environmental criminal acts. Robbins later testified at the inquiry - with the inquiry failing to pursue these assertions -- and the media attempting to water it down as political.

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