With the first round of voting in the NDP leadership closing this weekend, a new Mainstreet Research poll of members, 70 per cent of whom have already voted, shows Jagmeet Singh has widened his lead, with some help from Quebec and New Democrats under age 50.Mainstreet found Jagmeet Singh has 33.1 per cent support overall, up from 27.3 per cent earlier this month. Charlie Angus remains in second, at 26.1 per cent — slightly up from the last poll. Niki Ashton is at 15.5 per cent support, Guy Caron is at 12.8; both have increased their support.In the field on Wednesday, Mainstreet polled a combination of provincial party lists (provincial NDP members are automatically federal members) and recent federal donors, reaching 1,601 of them, all of whom off were screened for membership. The poll’s margin of error is +/- 2 per cent, 19 times out of 20.Since the last poll there’s been a substantial decrease in undecided members: Only 12.8 per cent are unsure, compared to 25 per cent two weeks ago. Singh, however, continues to have the weakest second-choice support, which is a potential point of vulnerability. At 23.6 per cent, Angus has the highest second-choice support, but almost nine per cent have no second choice and 12.3 per cent remain unsure.
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