It looks like Saskatchewan’s flagging economy is the top issue for voters in the coming provincial election.
Insightrix Research Inc. conducted an online poll between Feb. 9 and 11 asking people what they believe is the biggest issue that should be discussed during the election. A little over half, 54 per cent, of people polled replied with the economy – that includes answers like employment, the oil and gas downturn, and taxes.
The second biggest issue on voters’ minds was social issues, with 34 per cent of respondents choosing it. Social issues includes things like health care, education, poverty, and refugees.
Other issues mentioned by those polled were the SaskParty’s performance (14 per cent) and infrastructure (six per cent).
The issue people least cared about when it comes to the election is the environment.
The poll found men and older respondents were more concerned about the economy, while women were more likely to be concerned about social issues.
The poll also asked people which candidate they felt would be a better premier, Brad Wall or Cam Broten. Wall won by a huge margin, 52 per cent, while Broten got only 20 per cent of the vote.