The Pollcast: Yukon goes to the polls

The day before Americans cast ballots, Yukoners will cast theirs. After 14 years in office, is the Yukon Party poised for defeat or re-election? Host Éric Grenier is joined by the Yukon News's Chris Windeyer to discuss.

Host Éric Grenier is joined by Chris Windeyer of the Yukon News

Sandy Silver (Liberal), left, and Liz Hanson (NDP), right, are hoping to dislodge Premier Darrell Pasloski (Yukon Party) as Yukon's next leader. (CBC)

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

Yukoners will go to the polls on Nov. 7, the day before the presidential election south of the border — or, in the case of the Yukon, west of it.

But though the Yukon election is tiny by comparison, the result might be just as unpredictable.

The right-of-centre Yukon Party has governed the territory of about 37,000 people since 2002. Party leader Darrell Pasloski is asking for his second consecutive term as premier and his party's fourth. The New Democrats under Liz Hanson and the Liberals under Sandy Silver are both vying to replace Pasloski's government.

But polls in the territory are few and far between. The last one is eight months old, and a majority of Yukoners at the time said they were undecided.

So who has the inside track?

Joining podcast host Éric Grenier to discuss the territorial election is Chris Windeyer, editor of the Yukon News.

We check in with Chris Windeyer, the editor of the Yukon News, about where things stand in the election campaign.

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

Follow Éric Grenier and Chris Windeyer on Twitter.


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