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Non-Peggers worry more about jobs than infrastructure

Non-Winnipeg residents identify different concerns from those who live outside of the capital.

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Non-Winnipeg residents identify different concerns from those who live outside of the capital.

A new poll shows that crumbling infrastructure is far and away the top concern for people living in Winnipeg — but it's a different story outside of the Perimeter.

Rural Manitobans say that jobs and the economy are their top concern, with nearly one-in-four people — 23 per cent — outside of Winnipeg identifying that as their number-one issue. Inside of Winnipeg, only 12 per cent agreed.

Infrastructure is the second-most pressing issue for rural Manitobans. Sixteen per cent of non-Winnipeggers identified it as their top concern — well below the 61 per cent of Winnipeggers who did.

Other concerns on the list, including civic politics, government issues and crime, were also cited by fewer rural Manitobans than Winnipeggers.

Just six per cent of non-Winnipeggers identified civic politics and government issues as a concern, while 15 per cent of Winnipeggers did. And only five per cent of rural Manitobans said crime was their top-of-mind issue, while 18 per cent of Winnipeg residents did.

The poll was conducted by Probe Research and involved 605 Winnipeg residents as well as 405 rural Manitobans.

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