Vision Vancouver, NPA, Greens are neck and neck in council race, poll shows
A new poll puts Vision Vancouver, the Non-Partisan Association, and the Green Party of Vancouver in a tight three-way race for the 10 seats on city council.
The Insights West survey asked 443 adult residents how likely it is they will vote for at least one candidate from six political parties.
Support for at least one Vision council candidate was reported by 34 percent of the Vancouver residents, while the NPA received the backing of 30 percent and the Greens 29 percent.
Conducted August 11 to 14, the poll has a margin of error of 4.6 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.
According to the results, the Coalition of Progressive Electors is far behind the top three at 18 percent. The Cedar Party has eight percent support for at least one candidate and One City seven percent.
Meanwhile, the mayoral race is not as close, less than three months away from election day on November 15.
Thirty-four percent of Vancouverites are likely to vote for Vision mayoral incumbent Gregor Robertson, while 35 percent are unlikely to do so.
For the NPA's Kirk LaPointe, 20 percent are likely to cast their ballots for him and 23 percent are unlikely to vote that way.
Insights West says Robertson has an approval rating of 46 percent and a disapproval rating of 40 percent.
A majority of respondents said the city has done a good job on tourism, garbage, and the environment.
But city hall got low marks for transparency, homelessness and poverty, and "engaging with regular people".