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Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, a few weeks before the October 2017 municipal election he won handily (Photo: David J. Climenhaga).
David J. Climenhaga | Panel members looking at polling during the 2017 Calgary municipal election also rapped the knuckles of Mainstreet Research, the company working with the Postmedia newspaper chain.
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David J. Climenhaga | In 2017, the pollster that published optimistic results for the UCP yesterday admitted to "a catastrophic polling failure" in its coverage of the Calgary civic election.
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Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, apparently as puzzled by the results of some polls last fall as many other Calgarians were. (Photo: David Climenhaga)
David J. Climenhaga | The Marketing Research and Intelligence Association said in October it was concerned the results of various polls had "shaken confidence in our industry."
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Alison Redford (David Climenhaga photo)
David J. Climenhaga | Conservatives motor to easy by-election wins in Calgary; third inquiry clears Alison Redford; Brad hits the Wall; and Kenney fink-call plan keeps falling flat.
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Wildrose Party Leader Brian Jean (David Climenhaga photo)
David J. Climenhaga | If Wildrose Leader Brian Jean fights for the leadership of a combined right-wing party in Alberta with Jason Kenney, could he win?
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Image via Tyler McCreary/rabble.ca
David J. Climenhaga | Count on it that all parties in Alberta, for once, will be watching the election results next door in British Columbia on May 9 with intense interest.
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Ric McIver
David J. Climenhaga | Perhaps it was irritation at this unexpected turn of events that prompted Tory Leader Ric McIver's emotional outburst in the Legislature yesterday, which saw him ordered out by the Speaker.
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Prabhdeep Gill
David J. Climenhaga | This Tory victory on Calgary's multi-ethnic East Side certainly goes to the PC Party’s recent narrative that only it can win for conservatives in urban Alberta.
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Dave Rutherford
David J. Climenhaga | A poll by little-known firm commissioned by unite-the-right group predicts different results from past surveys of likely behaviour of Wildrose and PC voters.
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Quito Maggi
David J. Climenhaga | A poll has identified a significant flow back to the PCs, presumably among centre-right voters, plenty of whom supported Rachel Notley's NDP last May.
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Quito Maggi
David J. Climenhaga | Two polls. Similar methodology. Similar questions. Dramatically different results. If you were a senior editor, which would you report on?
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David J. Climenhaga | Given the success of the NDP, you have to wonder if Alberta voters were paying better attention than the media and right-wing outrage industry gives them credit for doing.