The Pollcast: Manitoba's unpredictable election

Buoyed by the success of Justin Trudeau's federal Liberals, the provincial Liberals are making Manitoba's upcoming election a tough one to call. Éric Grenier breaks down the race with Manitoba political columnist Deveryn Ross.

Host Éric Grenier is joined by Manitoba political columnist Deveryn Ross

PC Leader Brian Pallister is well placed to win the upcoming election in Manitoba - if he can hold on. (CBC)

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

Joining Éric on today's podcast is Deveryn Ross, a political columnist for the Winnipeg Free Press and Westman Journal.

The latest polls out of Manitoba suggest the race might not be the cakewalk that some expected for Brian Pallister's Progressive Conservatives. The New Democrats are struggling after almost 17 years in office, but the Liberals under Rana Bokhari are surging in the polls.

Are these Liberal gains for real? Can Pallister hold off the Liberals and the NDP to return the PCs to power for the first time since 1999? Or can Premier Greg Selinger of the NDP defy the odds?

You can listen to the full discussion below, or subscribe to The CBC Pollcast and listen to past episodes here.

First up, we look ahead to the upcoming Manitoba election with political columnist Deveryn Ross.

You can also follow Deveryn Ross on Twitter.


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