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Pierre Poilievre may have the advantage, but his popularity is softening: New Abacus polling on Canadian politics.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest nationwide public opinion survey shows little change on several of the variables that we track, but we do see evidence that Pierre Poilievre has lost some popularity over the last few weeks. VOTE INTENTION & VOTER POOLS Since 2022 began, the Liberals have been tracking between 30%

Ontario PCs lead by 8: Debate does little as the desire for change drops

By David Coletto With less than two weeks to go before the Ontario election ends, we just completed a survey of 1,500 eligible voters conducted from May 18 to 21, 2022. Here’s a quick summary of the results: PCs lead by 8 over the OLP (PC 36, OLP 28, NDP 24) The Leaders’ Debate lifts

Ontario PCs lead by 7: Ford’s negative rise as leaders are set to debate

By David Coletto As the four main party leaders prepare to debate tonight, we completed our second survey of the Ontario election campaign yesterday interviewing 1,000 eligible voters. Here’s what we found: RACE TIGHTENS: PCs LEAD BY 7 OVER THE LIBERALS. NDP AT 24%. If the election was held today, the PCs would win the

Political preferences are stable, as Canada exits pandemic, copes with inflation

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest nationwide public opinion survey shows little movement over the last couple of months. Since 2022 began, the Liberals have been tracking between 30% and 33%, and so has the Conservative Party. The most recent results find the Conservatives with 33%, Liberals 31% and NDP at 19%. Since

Ontario PCs open up a 9-point lead: Why Doug Ford is well positioned to be re-elected.

By David Coletto As the Ontario provincial election started, we conducted a survey of 1,500 eligible voters in the province from May 5 to 9, 2022. The results indicate that the Ontario PC Party is in a solid position to be re-elected in early June barring any major shifts in public opinion. In this report,

Go Canada Go: How Canadians are reacting to the men’s soccer qualifying for the World Cup

By David Coletto With news that the Canadian men’s soccer team qualified for the 2022 World Cup taking place later this year in Qatar, we wanted to understand how Canadians feel about it and whether they will be cheering on Team Canada. Now, I admit, I’m not a huge fan of soccer. As an Italian-Canadian,

Ontario PCs lead by 4 as Doug Ford’s image and performance rating improves

By David Coletto As we head towards the 2022 Ontario provincial election, our team at Abacus Data will be conducting regular surveys to gauge public opinion and reaction to the campaign. Clients interested in purchasing questions on our Ontario survey should reach out to Yvonne Langen. In our first survey of the Ontario election season,

COVID anxiety moderate to low: 6th wave hasn’t caused a spike in fear

By Bruce Anderson and David Coletto We recently completed a national survey with a sample of 2,000 Canadians from April 4 to 9, 2022. WORRIED ABOUT COVID TODAY Just under 1 in 5 people in Canada indicate they are extremely or very worried about Covid 19 today, while 59% say they are not very concerned

Liberals and Conservatives statistically tied as the opinion environment holds steady amid global and domestic shocks.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We recently completed a national survey with a sample of 2,000 Canadian adults from April 4 to 9, 2022. Most of the interviews were completed prior to the federal budget released on April 7. Yesterday, we shared some data on how Canadians might react to Pierre Poilievre’s campaign narrative.

How do Canadians react to Pierre Poilievre’s campaign narrative?

By David Coletto Abacus Data recently completed a national survey with a sample of 2,000 Canadian adults from April 4 to 9, 2022. In that survey, we showed respondents who completed the survey in English the campaign launch video of Conservative Party leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre as a way to test reaction to his campaign’s

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