LETHBRIDGE: According to a new study from the Citizen
Society Research Lab at Lethbridge College, the provincial Tories have sustained
a significant loss in support.
The poll found that the number of decided voters who are behind the
Progressive Conservative party, dropped from 44-per cent in 2012 to 36-per cent
On the flip side, both the Wildrose and Liberals saw gains.
The Wildrose finished second with 29-per cent support, up from 23 last year.
It was noted that the Wildrose support during the provincial election last year
surged to 34-per cent.
The Liberals went from 11-per cent to 15, and grabbed third place from the
The Citizen Society Research Lab also looked at the same information on a
federal scale, looking for support from voters in Alberta.
The study found that decided voters in our province have put the Liberals
back into second place, climbing from 11-per cent to 21-per cent after, ending the two year hold the NDP had on the position. That
means the NDP slides back into third.
The Conservatives meanwhile are still way out in front in our province with
55-per cent of support, although that is down from 59-per cent last year.