Media Release: Poll Suggests Liberal Lead in Both Nepean and Kanata-Carleton Ridings

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(Ottawa) October 13, 2015: A new poll of voting intentions in the ridings of Kanata-Carleton and Nepean, conducted by Environics Research and commissioned by Leadnow and Ecology Ottawa, suggests that the Liberals have pulled into the lead in the ridings of Kanata-Carleton and Nepean.

“These ridings have turned into a close race between the Liberals and the Conservatives,” said Graham Saul, Executive Director of Ecology Ottawa. “These are areas that voted Conservative by huge margins in the 2011 election, so the poll results are striking.”

The poll was conducted using Interactive Voice Response (IVR) technology, and findings were weighted by age and gender to reflect the demographic makeup of the electorate. Complete results, along with methodology and contact information can be found here:
https://s3.amazonaws.com/leadnow/Environics-leadnow-oct-13-15.pdf.

The results for Kanata-Carleton and Nepean are as follows:

In the riding of Kanata-Carleton:

Liberal Party: 50%
Conservative Party 39%
New Democratic Party: 8%
Green Party: 3%
Field Dates: Oct. 9-11
Sample size: 861
Margin of Error: 3.4% 19 times out of 20.

In the riding of Nepean:

Liberal Party 47%
Conservative Party: 40%
New Democratic Party 10%
Green Party 4%
Field Dates: Oct. 9-11
Sample size: 1,032
Margin of Error: 3.2% 19 times out of 20

This is the third public opinion poll that has focused specifically on the riding of Kanata-Carleton. The other two polls, conducted in late-September and early-October by Environics Research and Mainstreet Research respectively, can be found here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opinion_polling_in_the_Canadian_federal_election,_2015_by_constituency#Kanata.E2.80.94Carleton

This is also the third public opinion poll that has focused specifically on the riding of Nepean. The other two, conducted in late-September and early-October respectively, can be found here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opinion_polling_in_the_Canadian_federal_election,_2015_by_constituency#Nepean

Ecology Ottawa is a non-partisan grassroots environmental organization that is working to make Ottawa the green capital of Canada. Ecology Ottawa’s vision for Ottawa is one where pedestrians, public transit and cyclists are favoured over cars, where renewable energy and conservation is favoured over pipelines and the use of fossil fuels and where trees, green spaces, rivers and watersheds are protected and enjoyed by all who live in Ottawa.

For more information, contact:
Graham Saul, Executive Director
Ecology Ottawa
Email: graham.saul@ecologyottawa.ca
Cell: 613-710-2819

Categories: Decision 2015

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