The Pollcast: Is Brad Wall unbeatable?

The official start of the election campaign in Saskatchewan is just weeks away, and Premier Brad Wall holds a wide lead in the polls. Can the NDP pull off another Western surprise, or is a Wall re-election inevitable? Murray Mandryk of the Regina Leader-Post joins Eric Grenier to break down the race.

Host Éric Grenier is joined by Murray Mandryk of the Regina Leader-Post

Premier Brad Wall is comfortably ahead in the polls, with an election little more than a month away. (CBC )

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

Voters in Saskatchewan will go to the polls on April 4. But for many, the outcome is not in doubt, with Brad Wall ranking as the country's most popular premier.

Joining Éric Grenier this week to break down the upcoming provincial election in Saskatchewan is Murray Mandryk, political columnist for the Regina Leader-Post.

The latest polls out of the province show the governing Saskatchewan Party to be enjoying a lead of more than 20 points against the opposition New Democrats.

But after the shock of the Alberta provincial election last year, the potential for another surprise still exists. Technically, at least.

The safe money, according to Mandryk, is squarely on Brad Wall. But what does the election mean in the national context, as Wall increasingly steps into the spotlight to urge support for the energy industry from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau?

We talk to Murray Mandryk, political columnist for the Regina Leader-Post, about the upcoming Saskatchewan provincial election.

Listen to the full discussion above — or subscribe to The CBC Pollcast and listen to past episodes.

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