The B.C. NDP Leadership Race and Premier John Horgan

August 3, 2022

From July 8 to 10, 2022, and July 22 to 24, 2022, on behalf of Postmedia, Leger surveyed British Columbians about their perspectives on the B.C. NDP leadership race and Premier John Horgan.


  • The B.C. NDP still maintains a significant lead over the B.C. Liberals and the parties seem to be retaining their voters.
  • 34% of British Columbians think B.C. is doing better now compared to before John Horgan became premier, 27% think it is about the same and 27% think it is doing worse.
  • British Columbians think John Horgan made the most impact in terms of jobs and the economy and healthcare.
  • In the B.C. NDP leadership race, most British Columbians don’t know who they would like to replace Horgan, but among those that do, the preference is David Eby.
  • The three most important issues that British Columbians want the next premier to focus on are health care, cost of living and the cost of housing. These priorities have shifted away from pandemic-related issues since the 2020 election.


  • Two web surveys were conducted among 1,000 British Columbians, 18 years of age or older, via Leger’s online panel, LEO.
  • The data was collected for the first survey from July 8 to 10, 2022, and for the second survey from July 22 to 24, 2022.
  • No margin of error can be associated with a non-probability sample. If the data were collected through a probability sample, the margin of error for each survey would be ±3.1%, 19 times out of 20.
  • Using data from the 2021 census, the results were weighted according to age, gender and region in order to ensure a representative sample of the population.

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