There have been one or possibly two polling efforts undertaken in recent weeks in Vancouver Centre to gauge Mayencourt's support for a possible candidacy. Polling was continuing as of February 1 and some was done before that.
The poll asks a number of questions that help identify Mayencourt as the author of the "Safe Streets Act" - the private members bill that banned "aggressive panhandling" and squeegeeing cars at intersections and the "Safe Schools Act" as well.
Other questions include:
"What is your impression of the following politicians: favourable or unfavourable; somewhat or very?
What party did you vote for in the last federal election?
What party did you vote for in the last provincial election?
Who do you intend to vote for in the upcoming federal election?
According to one alert reader the company involved is NRG Research, a company formerly known as Nordic Research which merged with Western Opinion Research.
Western Opinion Research was the pollster of record for Gordon Campbell's BC Liberal Party.
NRG Research Senior Vice-President Adam Di Paula told me by email today that:
"Company policy is that we can’t discuss who are clients are or what they may be polling on—unless of course they release that on their own accord."
But it's possible that there are two polls. The question is - who wants to know?
Obviously either the Conservative Party or Lorne Mayencourt, potential candidate - or both.