Normally, Vancouver’s citizen election campaigns get back on track after Labor Day.
But a new poll shows that some people have already decided which mayoral candidate to support.
In a poll of 552 adults, Mainstreet Research reported that 17.1 percent prefer the incumbent, Kennedy Stewart.
He is followed by Team for a Livable Vancouver’s Colleen Hardwick at 13.2 percent and Progress Vancouver’s Mark Marissen at 11.3 percent
ABC Vancouver’s mayoral candidate Ken Sim received 10.9 percent support, followed by the NPA’s John Coupar at 6.1 percent.
More than 40 percent remain undecided.
Marissen told the Straight ahead that he is encouraged by the poll, which tells him voters want candidates who take a clear stance on the issues.
“We are very clear about the fact that we have to build homes. We are very clear about that,” says Marissen. “And the mayor has been coming up with a plan for the past four years to make a plan for this. We know we don’t need a plan to know we need family-oriented housing around schools and around transit and we’ll do it as soon as I become mayor.” become.”
Marissen stressed that he is focused on campaigning to beat Stewart, so he was not interested in commenting on Sim or Coupar.
But he was willing to talk about Hardwick’s mayoral candidacy, which has voted against several redevelopment proposals for more homes.
“Her vision is the politics of nostalgia and mine is the politics of progress,” said Marissen. “So we’ll see who wins. And the mayor’s is the politics of paralysis.’
Marissen and Hardwick have both long been supporters of the federal liberals. Stewart is a former NDP MP.
Most important, according to respondents, is to create affordable housing, followed by lowering taxes, increasing/improving services, improving transit, and dealing with roads and infrastructure.
Hardwick has the most support among women at 16.7 percent, followed by Stewart at 15.2 percent.
Stewart was preferred by most men at 19 percent, followed by Marissen at 17.1 percent.
The university graduates preferred Hardwick, followed by Stewart.
The mayor came out on top among those making more than $75,000 a year and less than $50,000 a year, while Hardwick was the top pick among those making $50,000 to $75,000 a year.
Mainstreet reported that the investigation took place between July 25 and 27 using automated telephone interviews.
The margin of error is 19 times out of 20 plus or minus 4.2 percent.