_News Talk 770
An exclusive Ipsos Reid poll, commissioned by QR77 and Global News, shows Danielle Smith as the front-runner after Thursday's debate. 37% of respondents believe the Wildrose leader won the debate. 28% chose PC leader Alison Redford, 13% indicated Raj Sherman and 10% picked Brian Mason. Another 13% didn't know who won. As for some of the other questions asked of the 538 respondents:
Who lost the debate?
31% - Alison Redford
27% - Raj Sherman
16% - Danielle Smith
16% - Brian Mason
10% - Don't Know
How did the debate affect your thoughts on each leader?
Brian Mason - net improvement of 27%
Danielle Smith - net improvement of 10%
Raj Sherman - net improvement of 1%
Alison Redford - net worsening of 15%
In other categories, 39% of respondents believed Smith had the best policies and ideas, while 38% believed Redford looked and sounded most like a premier. 38% say Smith was the most likeable and 37% thought she was the best speaker. As for the regional breakdown, Smith has a 6% lead over Redford by respondents in Calgary, while the two are tied in Edmonton, and Smith has opened up a 25% lead over Redford in other parts of the province.