By: Matt Friesen


July 7, 2006

The provincial Tories, under new leader Hugh McFadyen, are rising in popularity among Manitoba voters.

A recent poll suggests 43% support for the PC Party, 38% for the NDP, and the Liberals at 13%.

These numbers are in sharp contrast to the numbers on election day in 2003 when the Doer government received 48% support.

Dyck points to Manitoba's poor state of health care, crumbling roads, new agriculture regulations, and the Crocus scandal as some of the reasons for the shift in voter loyalty.

Dyck says this is good news for the party.

An election could come as early as this fall or next spring.