Can the Conservatives win in 2019 by running against carbon pricing? It’s no slam dunk.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our latest national survey, we asked respondents a series of questions about climate change, the federal approach to deal with the issue, and what they know and think about the federal leaders and their approach to climate change. Here’s what we found: THE SCALE OF THE CLIMATE ISSUE

Liberals Hit the Half-Way Mark with a 12-point Lead

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest polling on the political mood of Canadians shows that if an election were held today the Liberal Party would garner 43% support, compared to 31% for the Conservatives and 17% for the NDP. These numbers are in line with our results from July. On a regional basis,

Canadian Perspectives on Funding Sports

By David Coletto In our latest national public opinion survey (conducted November 11 to 13), we explored public attitudes towards public funding of sports in Canada and interest in the Summer Olympics in Rio. Here’s what we found: • Canadians are generally supportive of public funds being used for a variety of sport initiatives but

GRIT SUPPORT BROADENING WITH TIME

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest survey interviewed more than 2,000 respondents and covered a host of political topics. Our first release from this package of data covers the regular political bases. ACCESSIBLE VOTER POOLS At the beginning of 2015, all three major parties had accessible voter pools of a similar size. Today,

Challenging Times for the NDP

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We conducted our latest national survey of voting intentions in the days immediately following the NDP national convention in Edmonton. The results show erosion of NDP support since our last survey. The shrinking NDP support appears largely to benefit to the Liberal Party. Here are the highlights of our

The Economy & National Politics?

Economic concerns are rising. Political preferences fairly stable. LPC 45%, CPC 28%, NDP 17% By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto A year ago, two thirds of Canadians said the economy was in good shape; one third said it was “poor”. Today, those numbers are reversed, illustrating how significant has been the shift in sentiment. Much

Political Leaders as Brands: What do Voters See?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto [Updated at 11:41am ET] Our latest nationwide polling asked respondents to consider a series of choices of words or thoughts and asked which they most associated with three main party leaders. Our findings: For Thomas Mulcair His strongest attributes were: good guy, serious and competent. More than 70% associated

Provincial and Federal Liberals have a big lead in Newfoundland and Labrador

By Bruce Anderson and David Coletto According to a new Abacus Data random telephone survey of 653 eligible voters in Newfoundland and Labrador conducted from February 17 to 25, 2015, the NL Liberals continue to hold a large lead over the PC Party. The Liberals lead the Tories by 25-points with support for the Liberals

Party Leaders are People Too

By Bruce Anderson and David Coletto Our latest nationwide study of political opinion included some questions that were intended to explore what underlying perceptions Canadians have about the traits and talents of the three main party leaders. We posed a series of 16 different questions, and asked respondents to indicate which of the three leaders

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