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SASKATCHEWAN

[MARCH 3, 2016]

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Mainstreet surveyed a random sample of 1,498 Saskatchewan residents by Smart IVR™ on March
1st, 2016. A mixture of landlines and cell phones were surveyed. Margin of error: +/- 2.53%, 19 times
out of 20. Regional margins of error: Regina: +/-4.23%; Saskatoon: +/-4.5%; rest of
Saskatchewan: +/-4.43%; 19 times out of 20. Results were weighed by geography, age and
gender based on the 2011 Canadian Census.

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SK PARTY LEADS WITH ELECTION IMMINENT
March 3rd, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – A new Mainstreet/Postmedia poll find the Saskatchewan Party leading the
province with an election expected within the week. The Mainstreet/Postmedia Poll has a margin of error
of +/- 2.53%, 19 times out of 20.
Among all voters he Saskatchewan Party is up 49% from 46% (+3%) while the NDP is now at 28% (-2%).
“After trending upward for some weeks the NDP has slipped back to 28%,” said Quito Maggi, President of
Mainstreet Research. “While they have improved from the beginning of the year the Saskatchewan Party
looks set to easily capture a majority government.”
“For Saskatchewan’s NDP the national conversation around Energy East could not have come at a worst
time. Brad Wall has been assertive on the issues and Quebec’s recently announced court challenge, he looks
and acts very much like a statesman for the western interests. Though Cam Broten has expressed support
for Energy East, currently the visuals are of Wall at the national table in Vancouver.”
“We took a look at some issue questions this week around natural resources. When it comes to a potential
agreement with Indigenous peoples in Saskatchewan there is lukewarm support, 42% support such an
agreement compared to 36% who do not. Most of the positive score came from those who ‘somewhat
approve’ as opposed to those who ‘strongly approve’. Another 21% of Saskatchewanians did not have an
opinion on the matter.”
“Looking at the proposed Energy East pipeline, most in Saskatchewan believe it will be built (46%) and that
the provincial government is doing enough (46%),” finished Maggi.
About Mainstreet Research
Mainstreet is a national public research firm. With 20 years of political experience at all three levels of
government, President and CEO Quito Maggi is a respected commentator on Canadian public affairs.
Differentiated by its large sample sizes, Mainstreet Research has provided accurate snapshots of public
opinion, having predicted a majority NDP government in Alberta, a majority Liberal government in British
Columbia and a majority Liberal government in Ontario. Mainstreet has been the most accurate polling firm
in several by elections and the most recent Toronto mayoral election. Most recently, Mainstreet was the only
polling firm to correctly predict a Liberal majority government in the 2015 federal election.
-30Available for Interview from Toronto: Quito Maggi, quito@mainstreetresearch.ca
For more information: David Valentin, (613) 698-5524 - david@mainstreetresearch.ca

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If a provincial election were held today which party would you support?

55
50
45
40
35
30
25
20
15
10
5
0
Oct 6

Jan 4
SK Party

Feb 11
NDP

SASKATCHEWAN PARTY LED BY BRAD WALL
NDP LED BY CAM BROTEN
LIBERAL PARTY LED BY DARRIN LAMOUREUX
GREEN PARTY LED BY VICTOR LAU
UNDECIDED
SAMPLE
SASKATCHEWAN PARTY LED BY BRAD WALL
NDP LED BY CAM BROTEN
LIBERAL PARTY LED BY DARRIN LAMOUREUX
GREEN PARTY LED BY VICTOR LAU
UNDECIDED
SAMPLE

Feb 23

Liberal

Green

18-34
46%
28%
6%
3%
17%
225

Mar 1
UD

35-49 50-64 65+ Male Female
48%
49%
53% 49% 48%
27%
32%
26% 25%
31%
8%
7%
6%
10%
4%
2%
2%
2%
3%
2%
15%
9%
13% 13%
14%
309
386
578 734
764
Regina Saskatoon Rest of SK
SK
40%
50%
51%
49%
32%
31%
26%
28%
5%
2%
9%
7%
7%
1%
1%
2%
16%
17%
13%
14%
535
474
489
1498

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If a provincial election were held today which party would you support? (DECIDED OR LEANING)

60
55
50
45
40
35
30
25
20
15
10
5
0
Oct 6

Jan 4
SK Party

Feb 11
NDP

SASKATCHEWAN PARTY LED BY BRAD WALL
NDP LED BY CAM BROTEN
LIBERAL PARTY LED BY DARRIN LAMOUREUX
GREEN PARTY LED BY VICTOR LAU
SAMPLE

SASKATCHEWAN PARTY LED BY BRAD WALL
NDP LED BY CAM BROTEN
LIBERAL PARTY LED BY DARRIN LAMOUREUX
GREEN PARTY LED BY VICTOR LAU
SAMPLE

Liberal

18-34
52%
34%
10%
3%
197

Feb 23
Green

35-49
55%
32%
10%
4%
287
SK
55%
33%
9%
3%
1373

Mar 1
UD

50-64
53%
35%
9%
2%
357

65+ Male Female
60% 55%
54%
29% 30% 36%
8%
12%
7%
3%
3%
3%
532 692
681

Regina Saskatoon Rest of SK
47%
56%
57%
37%
37%
30%
8%
6%
11%
8%
2%
2%
484
437
452

A5

And which party are you leaning towards voting for?

14%

15%

55%

12%

4%

SK Party

NDP

Liberal

Green

UD

A6

And, do you approve or disapprove of Saskatchewan introducing revenue sharing
with indigenous people in Saskatchewan, also known as first nations or aboriginal peoples?

21%

43%

36%

Approve

STRONGLY APPROVE
SOMEWHAT APPROVE
SOMEWHAT DISAPPROVE
STRONGLY DISAPPROVE
NOT SURE

STRONGLY APPROVE
SOMEWHAT APPROVE
SOMEWHAT DISAPPROVE
STRONGLY DISAPPROVE
NOT SURE

Disapprove

18-34
15%
19%
16%
25%
24%

Not Sure

35-49
17%
28%
18%
17%
21%
SK
16%
27%
16%
20%
21%

50-64
16%
31%
18%
17%
19%

65+ Male Female
16% 15%
17%
34% 27%
27%
13% 18%
15%
19% 22%
18%
18% 18%
23%

Regina Saskatoon Rest of SK
16%
15%
16%
29%
23%
28%
16%
15%
17%
17%
24%
19%
22%
23%
20%

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Regardless of your approval or disapproval, do you think the Energy East Pipeline will be built or not?

34%

46%

20%

Approve

YES
NO
NOT SURE

YES
NO
NOT SURE

Disapprove

Not Sure

18-34
49%
23%
28%

35-49
47%
21%
32%

SK
46%
20%
34%

50-64
42%
17%
41%

65+ Male Female
45% 48% 44%
18% 21%
19%
37% 31%
37%

Regina Saskatoon Rest of SK
45%
48%
45%
21%
19%
21%
34%
31%
36%

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Is the provincial government doing enough to get new pipelines approved?

40%
46% %

15%

Approve

YES
NO
NOT SURE

YES
NO
NOT SURE

Disapprove

Not Sure

18-34
56%
11%
33%

35-49
41%
16%
42%

SK
46%
15%
40%

50-64
39%
15%
45%

65+ Male Female
44% 44% 47%
18% 16%
14%
38% 40% 39%

Regina Saskatoon Rest of SK
43%
57%
42%
13%
15%
15%
42%
30%
43%

A9

If a provincial election were held today which party would you support?
Saskatchewan Party led by Brad Wall
NDP led by Cam Broten
Green Party led by Victor Lau
Liberal Party led by Darrin Lamoureux
Undecided
And which Party are you leaning towards voting for?
Saskatchewan Party led by Brad Wall
NDP led by Cam Broten
Green Party led by Victor Lau
Liberal Party led by Darrin Lamoureux
Undecided
And, do you approve or disapprove of Saskatchewan introducing revenue sharing with indigenous
people in Saskatchewan, also known as first nations or aboriginal peoples?
Strongly Approve
Somewhat Approve
Somewhat Disapprove
Strongly Disapprove
Not Sure
Regardless of your approval or disapproval, do you think the Energy East Pipeline will be built or not?
Yes
No
Not Sure
Is the provincial government doing enough to get new pipelines approved?
Yes
No
Not Sure

ONLY WE
CALLED
THE
LIBERAL
MAJORITY.

“I recommend "Raiders of the Lost Campaign Arc," released Oct. 18, because it’s an interview
with a pollster that everyone who follows politics should hear. Quito Maggi, of Mainstreet Public
Research, was the only pollster I saw call the Liberal majority with such confidence, a week
before we voted.
Maggi also has the distinction of being the guy who predicted the BC Liberals would win in 2013,
in defiance of the majority of the polls.
His technique involves picking a true bellwether riding and polling it thoroughly. His explanation
for how he does it is well worth a listen and should be required research for anyone running a
political campaign.” - Shannon Rupp, The Tyee, November 4th, 2015
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| Toronto | Ontario | M4E 1G3 | Canada

Mainstreet is a national public research firm. With 20 years of political experience at all three
levels of government, President and CEO Quito Maggi is a respected commentator on Canadian
public affairs.
Differentiated by its large sample sizes, Mainstreet Research has provided accurate snapshots of
public opinion, having predicted a majority NDP government in Alberta, a majority Liberal
government in British Columbia and a majority Liberal government in Ontario. Mainstreet has
been the most accurate polling firm in several by elections and the most recent Toronto mayoral
election. Most recently, Mainstreet was the only polling firm to correctly predict a Liberal majority
government in the 2015 federal election.

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