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RSR ROBBINS Research - British Columbia Politics November 22, 2011
  Nov 22, 2011

Question #1
Which provincial leader and party do you support currently? (Leaders and party to 100%)
Adrian Dix and BC New Democrats (209)    46.5 %
Christy Clark and BC Liberals (149)    33 %
John Cummins and BC Conservatives (57)    12 %
Jane Sterk and BC Greens (41)    9 %
Undecided (74)    14 %
Question #2
Which response BEST reflects your opinion of the Occupy Vancouver Tent City at the Vancouver Art Gallery?
It should remain where it is and how it is (191)    36 %
It should come down (309)    58.5 %
Undecided (30)    5.5 %
Question #3
Which of the following statements BEST reflects why you believe fewer people are voting at election time?
Lack of trust and confidence in the political system (118)    22.2 %
Lack of trust and confidence in elected officials (145)    27.3 %
Politics is too complicated (79)    14.9 %
Some people don’t take their civic responsibilities seriously enough (151)    28.5 %
Undecided (37)    6.9 %
Question #4
In your opinion should the Government of British Columbia immediately pass legislation banning all corporate and union donations to political parties?
Yes (380)    71.5 %
No (118)    24 %
Undecided (32)    6 %
Question #5
In your opinion should Canadians be permitted to opt out of the Canada Pension Plan and use this money as they personally see fit?
Yes (172)    28.5 %
No (334)    66 %
Undecided (24)    4.5 %
Commentary
Some interesting information derived from our questions based on political party (and leader) popular support, support (and lack of) for Occupy Vancouver tents at the Art Gallery, perspectives on why fewer people vote, bans on corporate and union donations and opting out (of Canada Pension), from a response pool of residents of Vancouver, British Columbia.
Despite mounting political and media pressure a significant number of Vancouverites support allowing the Occupy tents to stay up. The majority of residents want the tents down however. In the midst of this one out of two respondents admits to a lack of trust and confidence in either the political system or the elected officials operating in that system. Less than one third of Vancouver residents place the blame on the non voter.
One very clear answer to the problem of a lack of connection between the powers that be and the people who own the sovereignty - according to this poll - is that corporate and union donations be banned immediately. Ironically, many respondents who do not believe non voters take their civic responsibilities seriously enough – also want to opt out of Canada Pension.
The BC New Democrats Opposition has a significant lead over the BC Liberal Government in this premier NewTrend public opinion poll of City of Vancouver residents.
6 of 10 Vancouver residents think the Occupy Vancouver Tent City should come down.
5 in 10 Vancouver residents are of the opinion that “a lack of trust and confidence” in either – “the political system” or “elected officials” is why “fewer people are voting at election time”.
A very clear majority of respondents want the BC Government to ban all corporate and union donations.
One-third of Vancouver residents believe Canadians should be able to opt out of the Canada Pension Plan.
(46%) of BC New Democrats residing in the City of Vancouver support the Occupy Vancouver tents staying up at the Vancouver Art Gallery, while (48%) do not. (65%) of BC Green supporters support the tents staying where they are. (24%) of BC Liberal supporters say keep the tents up, while (5%) of BC Conservative supporters are supporting the Occupy group at the Art Gallery. (40%) of Undecided respondents in question support the tents staying up.
Young women (average age 23) and middle age men (44) are more inclined to support the Occupy tents, while women (37) (63), and men (62) are not.
BC Conservative and BC Green supporters (66%), and Undecided (62%) are most inclined to choose the “lack of trust and confidence” responses from question 3. BC Liberals are least inclined to choose one of these (30%). (52%) of BC New Democrat supporters choose a “lack of trust and confidence” response.
BC Liberals and BC Conservatives (53%) and (33%) respectively choose “don’t take their civic responsibilities seriously” from question 3.
(54%) of respondents who select the response “don’t take their civic responsibilities seriously” from question 3 also select to opt out of Canada Pension from question 5.
(62%) of BC Liberal supporters say NO to banning corporate and union donations, while (18%), of BC Conservative supporters and (14%) of BC New Democrats say NO to the ban.
*FYI - No credible pollster of the new era permits the mainstream news media to determine its credibility. Public Opinion Polling ought to be considered above the news - not part of the news. Quit pandering. It is and will be the new News
Methodology – A random telephone sample of 530 Vancouver residents whose phone numbers were selected randomly from telephone books - between November 6-10, 2011. This poll has a statistical margin of error of 4.25% plus or minus, 19 times out of 20 @ 95% confidence.

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