Chris Alexander Holding On in Ajax
September 16, 2015 (Toronto, ON) – A new Mainstreet/Postmedia poll finds Conservative Minister Chris Alexander holdding on in Ajax where he faces a re-match from the Liberals’ Mark Holland. The Mainstreet/Postmedia poll has a margin of error of +/- 3.72%, 19 times out of 20.
Though he is in a statistical tie, Alexander leads among undecided voters’ leaning intentions.
“Ajax is a new riding for the 2015 election, home of incumbent Conservative Chris Alexander who defeated Liberal MP Mark Holland in 2011,” said Quito Maggi, President of Mainstreet Research. “This is one of the most watched rematches of the 2011 campaign with Mark Holland returning as the Liberal candidate to face Alexander for the seat he held between 2004 and 2011.”
“The old riding was called Ajax Pickering which contained the southern edge of neighbouring Pickering to the west of the town of Ajax. This riding remained Liberal in the 2014 Provincial election and Liberal hopes are high for the rematch. The NDP may be looking to play spoilers here again as they did in 2011 where they increased their vote from 9% in 2008 to 14% in 2011. The NDP have increased their share of the vote again with 17% and have negated an otherwise substantial decrease by the Conservatives.”
“Ajax will be one of the closely watch rematches of 2015 and a likely bell weather riding for the 905,” Maggi finished.
About Mainstreet Research
Mainstreet is a national public research firm. With 20 years of political experience at all three levels of government, President and CEO Quito Maggi is a respected commentator on Canadian public affairs.
Differentiated by its large sample sizes, Mainstreet has provided accurate snapshots of public opinion, having predicted a majority NDP government in Alberta (2015), a majority Liberal government in British Columbia, and a majority Liberal government in Ontario. Most recently, Mainstreet was the most accurate pollster of November’s Toronto mayoral election.