04/09/2013 12:08 EDT | Updated 06/09/2013 05:12 EDT

B.C. Liberals turn out for Vancouver fundraiser

With just one week to go before the official start of the B.C. election campaign, 1,800 people paid $400 a plate to hear B.C. Liberal Leader Christy Clark take aim at the NDP at a fundraiser in Vancouver last night.

Clark told the crowd the Liberals still have a chance to turn the polls around before the election, but her real focus was explaining why she thinks voters can't trust Adrian Dix and the NDP.

"You know how we got six consecutive credit downgrades in the 1990's? We got it 'One practical step at a time,'" said Clark, taking at shot at the NDP's new campaign slogan.

Clark got a standing ovation, but a number of people commented on the lack of enthusiasm in the room. The latest poll from Angus Reid has put the Liberals about 20 percentage points behind the NDP.