Recent polling from Nanaimo-Ladysmith shows a strong lead for incumbent candidate Paul Manly.
The Green Party of Canada commissioned a live interview poll, which was conducted by Oraclepoll Research Ltd. The poll was conducted between September 3rd and 7th, with a sample size of 500 voting age adults. The margin of error is +/- 4.4% 19 times out of 20.
The poll results show Manly leading at 36% among decided voters. It puts Manly 8% ahead of the Conservative candidate, and 11% ahead of the NDP candidate. The Liberal candidate comes in fourth place with 10%. Manly has a high favourability rating among decided voters.
Dozens of community leaders, First Nations elders, business owners, and well-known environmental advocacy groups have also endorsed Manly.
“We are very happy with how the campaign is going,” said Campaign Manager Ilan Goldenblatt. “These polling results confirm that support for Paul is very strong. We have thousands of supporters behind Paul, dozens of endorsements, hundreds of fantastic volunteers, and lawn signs in front of homes all over the riding.”
“Unlike the misleading advertisement that was circulating on social media yesterday, this was a legitimate poll, using recognized polling methods,” said Goldenblatt.
On Monday, the Manly campaign lodged a complaint with Elections Canada for a deceptive advertisement appearing to violate sections of the Canada Elections Act.
“The reception from the community has been overwhelming,” added Manly. “It's humbling to be recognized and endorsed by so many leaders and advocates. As a Green MP, I am able to work outside the top-down power structures of the mainstream parties. This has enabled me to work across party lines and respond quickly and effectively to the needs of our communities. I have brought our community issues directly to Ottawa, amended laws for the better, and influenced other parties’ election platforms. My record speaks for itself, and it's a testament to what one very motivated MP can do."
Poll commissioned by the Green Party of Canada and conducted by Oraclepoll Research Ltd:
Authorized by the official agent for Paul Manly.