BC Premier Christy Clark announces new mental health centre at Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tuesday April 10, 2012.
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The Angus Reid Public Opinion survey found the NDP would continue to hold its "base of support," while any coalition - regardless if it's led by Premier Christy Clark, Finance Minister Kevin Falcon or B.C.
Conservative Leader John Cummins - would trail.
"This idea that everybody who's centre-right-minded would vote for one option, if there was only one option, it's not there," pollster Mario Canseco said.
The poll found support for the NDP remained at one-third of decided voters when presented with a coalition option, while support for a Falcon-led union is 21% - the highest of the three suggested leaders.
At the same time, more than 33% of voters were "undecided" when presented with a coalition option.
Voters, it appears, are confused by what the union might mean for provincial politics, Canseco said, despite the topic arising recently with Clark promising in April she would lead such a union.
If that option was removed, the NDP currently sits at 50% of support from decided voters, according to the poll. The Liberals, Conservatives and Greens trail at 23%, 19% and 6%, respectively.
The poll also found any suggestions that Clark is a more attractive option for female voters than B.C. NDP Leader Adrian Dix is untrue.
Three women support Dix for every one who supports Clark.
"The NDP tends to be seen as more capable with issues such as education and healthcare ... those are issues that are important to women," Canseco said.
The survey was conducted between May 7 to 9, among 802 Angus Reid Forum panelists in B.C. The margin of error is 3.5 percentage points.