The Pollcast: Whither the NDP in Manitoba's election campaign?

With two weeks down in Manitoba's election campaign, has the dial moved at all? Host Éric Grenier is joined by the CBC's Cameron MacIntosh to break it down.

Host Éric Grenier is joined by the CBC's Cameron MacIntosh

Manitoba NDP Leader Greg Selinger (left), Liberal Leader Rana Bokhari and Progressive Conservative Leader Brian Pallister (right). (The Canadian Press)

The CBC Pollcast, hosted by CBC poll analyst and founder Éric Grenier, explores the world of electoral politics, political polls and the trends they reveal.

The Manitoba election campaign is entering its third week, but have the dynamics changed at all since it began?

Joining host Éric Grenier again to discuss how the campaign is unfolding is the CBC's Cameron MacIntosh.

The narrative of the race continues to be about the split of the vote to the left of the leading Progressive Conservatives. Nothing is more emblematic of that battle than the race in Fort Rouge, where Liberal Leader Rana Bokhari is facing off against the NDP's star candidate, Wab Kinew.

Adding to the complications for the New Democrats is timing: a Saskatchewan election that could go badly for the NDP on April 4, and a federal party convention in Edmonton from April 8 to 10 that could go badly for Tom Mulcair — distractions that the Manitoba New Democrats don't need as they fight against the odds for re-election.

We get the latest on the Manitoba election campaign from the CBC's Cam Macintosh.

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