The final week of the Federal election campaign starts with a bump in the polls for the local Liberals.
338Canada.com reports a full 2 point lead for Liberal Terry Sheehan as of Sunday September 12th with 34% followed by Conservative Sonny Spina falling to 32% . Spina has seen the biggest drop after taking the lead for the majority of the campaign locally.
Local PPC candidate Kasper Makowski has seen the biggest increase however, rising to 8.6% – the largest increase of any local candidate.
Marie Morin-Strom continues to be in third place, falling from second when the campaign was kicked off. Sault Ste. Marie is seen as an NDP stronghold in the past, but as the Federal NDP continue to slide so does the local candidate.
Interestingly enough, an online poll on the SaultOnline.com homepage shows a different outcome. The poll is not scientific but does show Conservative Sonny Spina with 53% of the vote followed by Liberal Terry Sheehan with just 30% and NDP with 11% of those who voted. PPC comes in at 6%. That’s from 3944 who took part in the poll thus far.
Advance polling was conducted over the weekend. Mail-In ballots also begin this week. The election will be held Monday, September 20 but a winner may not be decided for several days as the mail-in vote begins.