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Burnaby Mayor Mike Hurley holds 51% approval rating: poll

Municipal election voting day scheduled for Oct. 15, 2022
City of Burnaby Mayor Mike Hurley.

A new poll shows Burnaby Mayor Mike Hurley has a favourable approval rating.

According to a recent poll conducted by Research Co., Hurley has a rating of 51%, remaining stable from a survey conducted in January of 2020 

Almost half of the respondents (48%) say they would be willing to re-elect Burnaby's current mayor. 

Three in 10 Metro Vancouverites apparently view housing as the major issue that is facing their communities currently (31%). COVID-19 was the second (24%). 

Climate change (7%), drug overdoses (6%) and rime (5%) were also issues identified. 

In Burnaby, 45% of respondents said housing is their main area of concern. 

While concerns about housing are particularly high in Burnaby (45%), this is also the main preoccupation for residents of Vancouver (31%) and Surrey (24%),” President of Research Co. Mario Canseco said in a release. 

“Drug overdoses are a salient issue in Vancouver (9%) while crime is a significant worry in Surrey (12%).”  

In Vancouver, Mayor Kennedy Stewart has a 57% approval rating, the poll shows. Forty-seven per cent of respondents say he deserves to be re-elected.

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum, who was recently charged with public mischief after claiming his foot was run over by a car driven by a local resident opposing the police transition, saw his approval rating drop 20%, going from 50% to 30%. 

Just 28% believe he should be elected for another term in office. 

Research Co. says the methodology was conducted on an online study from Dec. 8 to 10, 2021, among 1,000 adults in Canada. 

The data has been statistically weighted according to Canadian census figures for age, gender and religion. 

The company says the margin of error is +/- 3.1 percentage points, nineteen times out of twenty.