The Poll Results
by David Biltek
This poll has no scientific validity. It was not conducted under any process accepted by polling experts. It was done to provoke interest, encourage participation and perhaps to provide hints to candidates as to what they may need to do.
over 230 people voted for Mayor and over 1230 votes were cast for Councillors, which reflects what we have seen in actual elections. The research suggests that the average person who votes for Mayor, votes for 5 – 6 candidates for Council.
230 people are 2.25 percent of all voters in 2010. and 230 is 50% more people who participated over the last poll.
The poll was posted four times over the weekend mainly on Facebook, but also was sent to a number of people on email, and all were asked to share.
Most of the posts were on Facebook and although Facebook may not be entirely reflective of City Voters there are over 40,000 people from Grande Prairie over the age of 18 on Facebook
the results are somewhat consistent to 2010 final vote total and with even twice the numbers participating in this poll as opposed to the last one, there is some consistency
so again just remember what Diefenbaker said about polls.
But What Do YOU think?
Here are the results:
The first column is poll results Oct 11-14 and second is previous poll from Sept 27 and the third is the actual % from 2010 for incumbents
and For Mayor:
Top Issues Influencing your Decision
|Off Leash Dog Areas etc||25||4%|
|Relationship with province||1|
|Long term vision and how to attract people who will stay!||1|
|the high cost of protective services / recreation||1|
|More funding to hire bylaw enforcement||1|
|Honesty and trustworthy||1|
|utilizing or resources to better our comunity. for example green spaces||1|
|Transit improvement and better city planning.||1|
|Equitable funding of visual and performing arts facilities||1|
|Vision for the city||1|
|Business access and roadways||1|
|Maintaining all of the things that make the city wonderful||1|
|High cost of police, fire & recreation.||1|
|housing crisis, rent rates||1|
|Common sense, reason, logic, informed.||1|
|Rec centre reopen swimming pool||1|
|Candidates ability to connect on a personal level||1|
- They’re off and Running?…and where are they. Poll Results (davidbiltek.wordpress.com)