Seven in 10 British Columbians say Games costing too much

With the curtain going up on the 2010 olympic Winter Games in 29 days,  seven out of 10 British Columbians think the whole effort is costing too much.

That’s much higher than the 50-50 split on the issue in the rest of Canada in an Ekos poll released today.

When CBC Newsworld host Evan Solomon asked Ekos president Frank Graves if a gold medal in hockey would move the numbers in favour, Graves laughed and said, “probably.”

He then added that a tepid economic recovery, sketchy job market and growing government deficits have all contributed to a public view that now is not the time to host an event Vancouver,  BC and Canada pledged to host in 2003.