KINGSTON – OCTOBER 11th, 2014
In a random sampling of public opinion undertaken by The PrimeContact Group in Kingston, Ontario on Thursday, October 9th with a sample size of 1214 voters, we found that there is a three way race among the top candidates running for mayor. Bryan Paterson has a small lead with 23% over Rick Downes ( 21% ) and Dorothy Hector ( 20% ). Voters were asked to select their top choice for mayor and were presented registered candidates as options. The undecided voters are considered high at 22% with only 16 days remaining until election day.
PrimeContact found that the top issues that voters were concerned about are Jobs & The Economy ( 21% ) followed by Municipal Taxes ( 20% ). A Functional City Hall was ranked as the third most important issue ( 13% ) with Road Conditions coming in fourth with 10%.
Highlights / Summary
- Three way race between Bryan Paterson ( 23% ), Rick Downes ( 21% ) and Dorothy Hector ( 20% ).
- MOE is +/- 2.8%, 19 times out of 20.
- High number of undecided voters with only 16 days until election day ( 22% ).
- The top issues impacting how the public will vote are Jobs & The Economy (21%), Municipal Taxes ( 20% ), and a Functional City Hall ( 13% ).
- Total Sample Size: 1214.
Margin of Error
The MOE (Margin of Error) of this poll is based on the total sample and is considered accurate within +/- 2.8%, 19 times out of 20. The PrimeContact Group poll was conducted by PrimeContact utilizing IVR (Interactive Voice Response) technology with 1214 responses from randomly selected voters in the City of Kingston. All answers were rotated to remove the possibility of bias that could be derived by candidate or issue order.
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