Alberta Provincial Election Polls 2023
- Average of the Last 3 Danielle Smith polls 2023: NDP: 46% UCP: 43.3%, Alberta Party: 4.7%
- Latest Alberta Poll: UCP: 45%, NDP: 46%, Alberta Party: 6%
- Google Search Volume: NDP: 53%, UCP: 39%, Alberta Party: 8%
- Net Sentiment: NDP: -47% UCP: -48%, Alberta Party: -43%
In 2015, the New Democratic Party under the leadership of Rachel Notley formed the government for the first time in Alberta and the same year saw the Wildrose Party and the Alberta Progressive Conservative Party contesting for the last time separately. In 2017, the two parties merged to form United Conservative Party.
The merger of the two parties turned out to be advantageous as the United Conservative Party unseated the ruling Alberta New Democratic Party and formed their government. Jason Kenny went on to become the Premier of Alberta in 2019. Jason Kenny resigned as Premier in October this year paving the way for Danielle Smith as Premier.
In 2023, Alberta will once again vote to elect the new government. Danielle Smith, the current Premier of Alberta will be leading the United Conservative Party while the New Democratic Party will be led by Rachel Notley. Notley has been the leader of Alberta NDP since 2014. The Alberta Party will run under the leadership of Barry Morishita.
The Alberta Election is scheduled to be held on May 29th, 2023 to elect the new members of the Legislative assembly of Alberta unless the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta specifies a different date.
Alberta Provincial Election Polls 2023: Observations and Insights
- The latest Abacus data poll reveals that the top issues concerning the province are the cost of living, healthcare, the economy, taxes, and housing.
- The poll reveals that only 1 in 4 (25%) think that the province is heading in the right direction. NDP leads the UCP.
- Rachel Notley is viewed more positively than Danielle Smith by 4%. (Notley 52% vs. Smith 48%)
Latest Danielle Smith polls: How are Danielle smith’s ideas playing with Albertans?
The poll asked respondents their views on four policy fronts:
• Sovereignty Act: Approve: 29%, Disapprove: 41%
• Alberta Police Force: Approve: 27%, Disapprove: 49%
• Private delivery in Alberta’s healthcare system: Approve: 35%, Disapprove: 41%
• Preventing school boards from bringing in mask mandates: Approve: 30%, Disapprove: 51%
Latest Danielle Smith polls
|Average of Polls||March 24th, 2023|
|Abacus Data||March 4th|
Alberta Election News
- Notley pledges to protect CPP for Albertans as UCP mulls provincial pension
- Alberta premier pitches more gas-fired power plants as UN climate panel calls for phaseout
- Alberta Sovereignist Group Backing Danielle Smith Funded by Wealthy Business Elites, Filings Show
- Changes coming to ensure prompt reporting of oilsands spills, Alberta premier says
Alberta General Election Polls 2023: Google Trends
- UCP: 39%
- NDP: 53%
- Alberta: 8%
- Rachel Notley: 18%
- Danielle Smith: 73%
- Barry Morishita: 9%
Alberta Elections Poll 2023: Social Media Sentiments
- UCP: -48%
- NDP: -47%
- Alberta Party: -43%
Alberta Opinion Poll: What Happened in the Last Election?
The Alberta election was the election for the 30th Alberta Legislature. It was held on April 16, 2019. The election was the first election for the United Conservative Party which was formed by the unification of Wildrose and the Alberta Progressive Conservative Party.
Jason Kennedy was the leader of the party and the UCP was able to form its government in its very first election. The party secured a 54.88% vote share. The ruling Alberta New Democratic Party (NDP) was reduced to 40.62% vote share. UCP won 63 seats while NDP won 24 seats down from 52 seats that it had won in the last election.
The Alberta Party failed to win any seats. They polled less than 3% of the total votes.
Jason Kennedy went on to become the Premier of Alberta after the election.
Alberta General Elections Polls 2023: Demography
As of July 1, 2022, Alberta’s population was 4,543,111. As per the latest data, Alberta added 40,253 residents in the second quarter of 2022.
-The maximum population lives in urban areas. Around 81% of the population lives in urban areas and 19% lives in rural areas. Calgary is the largest city with an estimated population of 1.1 million and a metropolitan population of 1.21 million.
Edmonton is the capital of Alberta. Racially Alberta has 80.3% white, 13.9% belonging to a visible minority group, and 5.8% Aboriginal. English is the native language spoken in Alberta.
Alberta is very ethnically diverse, with many immigrants from England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Germany, France, Ukraine, and Scandinavia. Alberta has the second-highest percentage of Francophones (French speakers) in western Canada.
How is the election in Alberta Conducted?
The Legislative Assembly of Alberta is a unicameral assembly with 87 members. The members are elected by first past the post method from single-member electoral districts. To be a candidate for election to the assembly, a person must be a Canadian citizen. The person must be older than 18 and must have lived in Alberta for at least six months before the election.