New poll shows Sask Party 27 points ahead
Sask Party has almost double the support of the NDP across the province, nearly triple the support of the NDP outside Regina and Saskatoon
October 15, 2020, 10:39 am
A new poll by Angus Reid released October 15 finds residents leaning heavily toward the Saskatchewan Party, which holds a 27-point vote intention advantage over the opposition NDP.
The Saskatchewan Party, with 60 per cent support across the province, has almost double the 33 per cent support of the NDP.
Outside of Regina and Saskatoon, the Saskatchewan party, with 70 per cent support, has almost triple the 23 per cent support of the NDP.
The approval rating of Premier Scott Moe is an advantage for the Saskatchewan Party, the poll shows. Moe's personal appeal nearly doubles that of NDP leader Ryan Meili, 56 per cent to 31 per cent. 41 per cent of voters said they find Moe uappealing, compared to 62 per cent who find Mieli unappealing.
The Saskatchewan Party is chosen as the preferred party by an overwhelming margin among those who prioritize economic growth, resources, and taxation issues.
While voters will be taking advantage of expanded voting options - extended advanced voting and increased mail-in ballots - 43 per cent still say they feel uncomfortable voting in a pandemic.
The NDP is chosen as best to lead on healthcare by a small margin, 44 per cent to 39 per cent over the Saskatchewan Party. Younger and older women prioritize healthcare above all issues, while for male voters, economic priorities, such as growth and resources, rise to the top.
For four-in-five voters (79%) this election is about the policy and the party’s stances on the issues.
Healthcare, economic growth and resources are chosen as the top three by the greatest number of residents. Younger and older women prioritize healthcare above all else, while for male voters, economic issues like growth, resources, and taxes rise to the top. One-quarter of those between the ages of 18 and 34 say climate change is a top issue, well outweighing their older peers:
Healthcare dominated as a top issue in all areas of the province but resources hold an elevated importance outside of the two major urban centres
The Saskatchewan NDP is considered by poll respondents to be better suited than the Sask Party to deal with health care and education - 44 to 39 per cent on health care and 57 to 23 per cent for schools.
But the Saskatchewan Party is seen as the better party to deal with the majority of issues, by massive margins in many cases.
The Saskatchewan Party is seen as the best to deal with economic growth - 82 per cent to 7 per cent, the best to deal with resource issues - 86 per cent to 3 per cent, the best to deal with agriculture - 91 per cent to 6 per cent, the best to deal with taxes - 70 per cent to 12 per cent, the best to deal with employment - 65 per cent to 19 per cent, and the best to deal with government finances - 65 per cent to 16 per cent.