A new poll released Apr. 8 by Mainstreet Research, a national public opinion and market research firm, shows Jason Kenney's UCP leading Rachel Notley's NDP as Election Day nears.

The poll surveyed 876 Albertans of voting age from Apr. 4- 5 ahead of next week's Provincial election.

The results indicate that 45.9 per cent of Albertans would vote UCP if the Election took place today, while 33.6 per cent of respondents indicated they would vote NDP.

11.8 per cent of those polled indicated they were still undecided.

Of the remaining parties, the Alberta Party led with 3.8 per cent saying they planned to vote for Stephen Mandel's party.

Among decided voters, Kenney's party led with 50.5 per cent of those polled, while Notley's party received 38 per cent of the support.

The research firm also asked respondents to give their opinion of last week's leader debate. 42.9 per cent said they believed Jason Kenney was the winner of the debate, while 31.9 per cent said Rachel Notley came out ahead. 13.8 per cent said they were undecided, while Stephen Mandel received 5.9 per cent of support, and 5.4 per cent went to David Khan.

Notley and Kenney came out very close in favourability rating, with the incumbent Notley receiving a 42.2 per cent favourable rate, to 46.7 per cent unfavourable. Kenney's favourability was polled at 40.9 per cent, to 42.9 per cent unfavourable.

The poll's margin of error is +/- 3.31 per cent, with an accuracy rate of 19 times out of 20.

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