The Nys throughways exit polling survey has concluded that the city will end up with 1,000 fewer seats in the House of Commons than it got in the 2014 election, according to an online poll conducted by the city.
The results are likely to increase the chances of a Conservative majority in the Lower House.
The online poll, which asked residents in all 50 of Nys’s ridings if they would like the city to elect one of its two new members to the Lower Parliament, has been running since February.
The question asked if people would like to see the city elected to the House by a majority of its citizens or by a one-member, one-vote majority.
Of those who responded to the survey, 54 per cent of those surveyed said they would prefer to see Nys elected by a vote of one-third or less of the city’s residents.
The remaining 34 per cent said they preferred to see it by a two-thirds or more majority.
A similar poll in February found that 51 per cent would like a one vote majority, but that this figure had fallen to 38 per cent by the end of March.
The number of those who said they wanted a two or three-member majority has since risen to 58 per cent.
The poll comes on the heels of a report by the Canadian Institute for Public Opinion Research that found that the NDP is losing ground among voters in the city by five points since the beginning of the year, which has prompted the party to call on the city council to appoint a new mayor.
The report also found that in the past six months, the number of residents who voted for the NDP dropped from a high of 32 per cent in the spring to 20 per cent today.
The city council will meet Thursday morning to decide whether to appoint Nys mayor.
In a statement issued Friday morning, Nys said it would be “premature” to speculate on the impact of the poll on the election.
The council will have to wait to hear from the city clerk before deciding on whether to elect a new leader, the statement read.
The NDP has also called for the resignation of the provincial Liberal government.
“It is time for the Liberals to go and let us run our own affairs, and for them to leave,” NDP Leader Tom Mulcair said Friday in the legislature.
“We’ve had enough of the Liberal Party in government for two years.
I am calling for the immediate resignation of Justin Trudeau, and the immediate appointment of a new, new Liberal leader.”
Mulcair also called on the province to consider whether to extend the deadline for the federal election, which is due to begin on May 9.
“We’ve seen a lot of negativity around the Liberal party, and it’s time to get it out of the way,” he said.
Mulcyls new leader will also be responsible for overseeing the citys emergency response to the coronavirus pandemic.