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Air travel experiences meet expectations for most Canadian travelers

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We completed a national survey of 1,500 Canadian adults from July 11 to 17, 2022. ONE IN TEN FLEW IN CANADA LAST MONTH The number of people who have taken an airplane trip in Canada in the last four weeks is 10%. Just 4% took 2 or more flights

Public mood dips, government approval softens and PM negatives up

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We just completed a national survey of 1,500 Canadian adults from July 11 to 17, 2022. NATIONAL MOOD SLIDES FOUR POINTS IN A MONTH The number of people who say Canada is heading in the right direction continues its downward trajectory with 33% feeling positively (down 2 since June

Softening support for the government as the House rises

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We just completed a national survey of 3,026 Canadian adults from June 17 to 23, 2022. NATIONAL MOOD SLIDES FOUR POINTS The number of people who say Canada is heading in the right direction, is at 35%, down 4 points from mid-April, and one of the weaker results we

The Local Traveller Will Be Around for One More Season, at Least.

By: Oksana Kishchuk A few months ago as the weather warmed, mandates lifted and some countries eased their rules and restrictions, we wondered if optimism about travel would rise. With the pandemic and the trickle-down impacts continuing to impact our lives, choices and behaviours, travel is no different. Our pocketbooks are starting to oppose the

Final Abacus Data Poll: Ontario PCs lead by 13 as they head towards another majority government

By David Coletto Earlier today, we completed our final survey of the 2022 Ontario provincial election. Throughout this campaign, we have been tracking public attitudes and intentions and our latest survey indicates that Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservatives are headed towards an easy victory tomorrow and very likely another majority government. Here’s a quick

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,

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