Manitoba Liberals a 'wild card' in April election
Once in third place, Liberals have a good shot at winning seats in 2016, says political analyst
A year ago the Manitoba Liberals were "dead in the water," but today they are alive and kicking, says political analyst Christopher Adams.
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"We've seen three polls since early-December come out ... they were done according to a proper methodology. All three of them have the NDP in third place," said Adams.
The Liberals are in effect this election's "wild card," said Adams. One reason for the surge in popularity is the success of federal Liberals last October, he said.
"This time around you wonder about the brand halo of Justin Trudeau and that there are people who are proud to declare themselves Liberals," he said.
"We're seeing candidates who are gravitating to the Liberal party who are credible candidates," said Adams.
Manitoba's election takes place April 19, 2016.