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Pipeline popularity declines: poll 0

By Michael Mui, 24 Hours Vancouver

Twinning Kinder Morgan's pipeline will increase tanker traffic around Vancouver. (FILE PHOT/24 HOURS)

Twinning Kinder Morgan's pipeline will increase tanker traffic around Vancouver. (FILE PHOT/24 HOURS)

A new Insights West poll finds public support for Trans Mountain pipeline expansion has declined by six points since January. There are now just 42% of B.C. residents in favour of the Kinder Morgan proposal, according to Insights West vice-president Mario Canseco.

Opposition for the pipeline is highest among British Columbians aged 18 to 34. In that demographic, about 72% are in opposition. Residents aged 55 and older, meanwhile, are the largest backers of the pipeline at 55%. The survey was conducted May 22 to 28 among 769 residents. The survey has a margin-of-error of 3.5%

 

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