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10 seats where strategic voting might decide the election

Published Sept. 17, 2015, in Global News

Strategic voting: appealing in theory, difficult in practice.

In every election, there are people who decide to vote for their “second choice” party, in the hopes of stopping their least favourite party from getting elected.

It generally happens when people believe their favourite party has no chance of being elected in their riding, but they still want to make their vote matter.

Seat projections show a tight race but one thing’s (almost) certain – a minority government

Published on Sept. 15, 2015, at Global News.

The latest outlook from the Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy (LISPOP) projects the NDP could pick up 120 seats, the Conservatives 116, and the Liberals 101. The projections are based on aggregated and weighted samples of polls from Ipsos, Nanos, Abacus, Ekos, Forum, and Innovative Research with a sample size of over 8,000 respondents.