Most Vancouver voters chose candidates based on key issues, platform (poll)


Voters took to the polls across Canada on September 20 – and by mail the days before – to choose the candidates who would represent them in Parliament and help determine which party would form the government.

Vancouver’s six ridings voted to send four Liberal Party candidates and two NDP candidates to Ottawa, five of whom were incumbents. The sixth, Liberal Taleeb Noormohamed, won Vancouver Granville in a much contested vote that earned him less than four hundred votes ahead of his closest opponent, the NDP candidate.

Here’s who won in each of Vancouver‘s six ridings:

  • Vancouver Center: Hedy Fry (Liberal)
  • Vancouver East: Jenny Kwan (NDP)
  • Vancouver Granville: Taleeb Noormohamed (Liberal)
  • Vancouver Kingsway: Don Davies (NDP)
  • Vancouver Quadra: Joyce Murray (Liberal)
  • Vancouver South: Harjit S. Sajjan (Liberal)

Do Vancouver Voters Vote Party? Are they voting strategically? Or do they choose the party that best deals with an issue they deem important?

Vancouver Is Awesome surveyed 719 Vancouver Is Awesome readers and asked the question: What main factor determined your vote in the 2021 Canadian federal election?

Although Vancouver will eventually send long-time MPs back to Ottawa, only 17.10% of poll respondents said they made their choice based on the individual candidates running. Almost a fifth (19.43%) said they voted according to the party.

However, issue-based or platform-driven voting was the most popular option, with 34.2% of Vancouver voters surveyed indicating that this is how they determined who got their vote.

A previous VIA poll found that when it came to key election issues, housing and affordability were top concerns.

Of the 400 locals who responded, 33.5% cited housing and affordability as the main issue.

The second most pressing issue for voters in Vancouver according to VIA’s poll is environment and climate change, with 23.75% of the vote, with a response to the pandemic and third place with 20.25% of the vote .

VIA Poll: What Main Factor Determined Your Vote in the 2021 Canadian Federal Election?

The survey took place from 09/20/2021 to 09/25/2021. Of the 719 votes, we can determine that 386 are from the community.

Celebration 19.43% local, 18.50% in total

The party leader 16.06% local, 18.78% in total

My local deputy candidate 17.10% local, 15.44% in total

The party platform / issue-based 34.20% local, 33.24% in total

Strategy 9.33% local, 8.21% in total

Other 3.89% local, 5.84% in total

Local Total

The results are based on an online survey of Vancouver Is Awesome adult readers located in Vancouver. The margin of error – which measures the variability of the sample – is +/-%, 19 times out of 20.

Vancouver Is Awesome uses a variety of techniques to capture data, detect and prevent fraudulent votes, detect and prevent bots, and filter non-local and duplicate votes.

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