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Trump Attracts Most Canadians’ Attention; Jobs, Climate Change & Khadr Hot Button Issues

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Donald Trump is attracting huge interest on the part of Canadians, and not because people are impressed with the President.  This month, the number of people who say he is America’s “worst president ever” stands at 49%, up 7 points in one month. Polling Canadians about the topics they
Trump Attracts Most Canadians’ Attention; Jobs, Climate Change & Khadr Hot Button Issues

Liberal Support Holds with Improving Economic Mood

By Bruce Anderson and David Coletto Across the country, 43% say they would vote Liberal if a federal election were held today, 12 points ahead of the Conservatives (31%), and 27 points ahead of the NDP (16%).   In Ontario, the Liberals hold a 6-point advantage over the Conservatives, in BC, their lead is 13. 
Liberal Support Holds with Improving Economic Mood

Floods caused by climate change, say most Canadians

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Canada has been facing experience significant floods in recent years, with corresponding increases in the relief costs borne by governments, and rising financial pressures on insurers and the insured. In our latest poll, we asked whether people felt this type of weather related emergency is caused by climate change.
Floods caused by climate change, say most Canadians

Canadians: Paris Accord a good idea, Trump wrong to exit

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto The vast majority of Canadians (84%) say President Donald Trump made the wrong call in exiting the Paris Climate Change Accord, and exactly the same number say Canada should remain committed to the deal. Unusually, these views cross partisan lines. Even a majority of Canadian Conservative voters, who have
Canadians: Paris Accord a good idea, Trump wrong to exit

The numbers don’t lie. The Conservatives have a Millennial problem they have to deal with.

By David Coletto As the Conservative Party is set to announce its second leader in the party’s short history (since merging the PC Party and Canadian Alliance), a lot of the debate within the party and among commentators has been about how the party needs to engage with and appeal to Millennial voters. I crunched some

A Tepid Economic Temperature: Is Class Conflict Coming to Canada?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Over the years, we’ve explored how people feel about the economy in a number of different ways. In our latest survey, we were interested to see what we would find if we used the same questions Gallup has used to measure the sentiments of Americans and to see how
A Tepid Economic Temperature: Is Class Conflict Coming to Canada?

Disruption in the Canadian News Business

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Yesterday we looked at news bias and fake news. In our latest survey, we examined a range of questions about how Canadians access news content with a focus on TV news and newspapers. This is our second release on this topic. Here’s what we found: • About one in
Disruption in the Canadian News Business

Was Kevin O’Leary the Conservative Party’s best hope to beat Trudeau? Data suggests he wasn’t.

By David Coletto Yesterday, Kevin O’Leary shocked many, including myself, by dropping out of the Conservative Party leadership race. In announcing his decision, O’Leary claimed that while he thought he could win the leadership, he feared he would be unable to win a general election because of an inability to win enough support in Quebec.
Was Kevin O’Leary the Conservative Party’s best hope to beat Trudeau? Data suggests he wasn’t.

Is Prime Minister Trudeau losing the Millennials?

By David Coletto Recently, a CBC opinion journalist asserted that Millennials had “finally fallen out of love” with Justin Trudeau because of his decision not to pursue electoral reform. The argument was that electoral reform was so important to Millennials that this breach of faith was a final straw in the relationship. Millennials are those
Is Prime Minister Trudeau losing the Millennials?

Team Abacus Data Rides to End MS; Raises almost $9,000

On August 11, thirteen rides set out from the Legion in Metcalfe (in the City of Ottawa) to Cornwall for the 2012 edition of the MS Bike Tour. The weather held out for most of ride until the end when the rain (and some hail) came and cooled us down. We had one flat tire
Good decisions require good data.