Voters feared NDP, left-wing gov’t in charge of the economy: Pollster

The Province
Pollster Greg Lyle says his postelection surveys show voters did indeed want change — but didn’t want it badly enough to take a chance on Adrian Dix and the NDP. In a new survey, Lyle’s Innovative Research Group concluded “time-for-a-change” voters actually formed the foundation of the Liberals’ upset victory. “The Liberals won just over half of this group (52 per cent) and they provided 25 per cent of the Liberal votes on election day,” the pollster concluded. Why did voters who wanted change stick with the governing party? Because they “were more afraid of the NDP than the Liberals,” the survey said.