Seeking Office Episode October 12, 2018

The Power of Polls

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Polling done by Research Co. finds that Kennedy Stewart is winning in the race to be Vancouver's next mayor. In second place is the NPA's Ken Sim and in third is independent candidate Shauna Sylvester. With Stewart and Sylvester both positioned centre-left, there is concern that progressive Vancouverites are feeling pressure to vote for Stewart, just to keep Ken Sim out of office.

In this episode, UBC political science professor Richard Johnston discusses whether polling done in Vancouver's 2018 election is shaping our political landscape, or passively reflecting voter preference.