People didn’t really support Alberta NDP

Rachel Notley did not win the 2015 Alberta provincial election on the name of the NDP.

Rachel Notley did not win the 2015 Alberta provincial election on the name of the NDP.

She won the provincial election because of the vote splitting on behalf of the Conservative and Wild Rose parties.

On election night, she won government with 40.57 per cent of the popular vote compared to a combined total of 52.03 per cent of the popular vote for the Conservatives and Wild Rose.

The NDP won only 25 seats on the NDP name. The other 29 seats were won by vote splitting on behalf of the Conservatives and the Wild Rose.

Since the election, Mainstreet postmedia has done a poll with a total of 3,007 respondents.

The results show 40 per cent support for the Wild Rose party in comparison to 31 per cent support for the Alberta NDP.

Premier Rachel Notley’s approval rating also dropped 12 per cent from election night.

In the October 2015 federal election, the federal NDP in Alberta won only one seat, as all provincial Wild Rose supporters voted for the federal Conservatives, which proves that come the next 2019 provincial election in Alberta, the NDP government of Rachel Notley will be voted out of government, making it a one term government just like what happened in B.C., Ontario, and Nova Scotia.

The same scenario happened in B.C. when the NDP won government in three provincial elections. The NDP only won government thanks to vote splitting from the B.C. coalition parties.

In each election, the NDP only managed to win 22 seats on the NDP name alone, and the balance by vote splitting from the coalition parties to form a majority government.

Critics that say the Alberta provincial election was an orange wave is all hogwash.

Facts and reality prove this.

 

Joe Sawchuk

Duncan