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The United Conservative Party (UCP) hasn’t been able to cut into the lead of the NDP over the last three months, a new poll shows.

The poll, done by the Angus Reid Institute, has the NDP with 42% support in the province, a drop of one point since October compared to the UCP sitting at an unchanged rate of 31%

The Wildrose Independence Party went from 15% to 16%.

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“For the fourth time since March of last year, the Alberta NDP led by Rachel Notley lead in vote intention over the governing United Conservative Party led by Premier Jason Kenney,” wrote pollsters.

“The UCP government has once more found itself embroiled in controversy. Justice Minister Kaycee Madu called the Edmonton chief of police after he received a distracted driving ticket. Kenney asked Madu to step back from his duties while the minister undergoes an ‘independent review’ of his conduct.

“Kenney is also facing other challenges from within, namely Brian Jean, former leader of the Wildrose Party and the runner-up in the 2017 UCP leadership race, who will seek the UCP nomination in his hometown of Fort McMurray.”

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney was recently moved up to second worst premier approval rating in Canada.

With a provincial election coming in June, the

also focused on polling intentions for Ontario.

Ontario’s New Democratic Party have taken a three-point lead in vote intention, placing them ahead of the Conservative 36% to 33%.

The Angus Reid Institute conducted the online survey from Jan. 7-10, 2022, among a representative randomized sample of 3,375 Canadian adults who are members of the Angus Reid Forum. For comparison purposes only, a probability sample of this size would carry a margin of error of +/- 2 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

Ewa Sudyk is a reporter with the Western Standard

Reporter (Alberta)

Ewa Sudyk is an Alberta Reporter for the Western Standard and Alberta Report based in the Calgary Headquarters, and the Finance & Administration Manager for Western Standard New Media Corp.

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