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Election Poll: NDP and BQ rise as Liberals and Conservatives remain deadlocked

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto  This week, we completed a large national survey of 3,000 Canadians.  All interviews were done after the English language debate and before the French-language debate Thursday evening. Here’s what we found:  LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES AT 32%; NDP AND BQ GAIN GROUND.  If an election were held at the time
Election Poll: NDP and BQ rise as Liberals and Conservatives remain deadlocked

Abacus Data is hiring a Consultant or Senior Consultant to join our team in Ottawa

Location: Ottawa, ON Compensation: Salaried position Term: 6-month contract with possibility of becoming permanent Expected start date: As soon as possible, as late as December 2019 Role: Abacus Data is expanding and we’re looking for someone who is excited to learn and grow in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment. If you’re early in your career,
Abacus Data is hiring a Consultant or Senior Consultant to join our team in Ottawa

Extreme weather spurs demand for climate action

GREENLAND MELTING, AMAZON BURNING LATEST SIGNS From hurricanes to melting ice in Greenland, the large majority of Canadians believe that these situations are linked to human- and industrial- caused climate change, and it’s causing them to expect more policy action from governments according to a new poll conducted by Abacus Data with Clean Energy Canada.
Extreme weather spurs demand for climate action

Election 2019: A tale of two (or more) races

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto  In our recent national survey of 4,549 Canadians, completed on August 28, we asked our usual political tracking questions.  Here’s what we found:  LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES DEADLOCKED IN POPULAR VOTE  If an election were held at the time of the survey, the Conservatives (34%) and Liberals (33%) would capture

Google Search Trends and the 2019 Canadian Election

Along with polling data, there are other data sources that can offer some insight into the dynamics of the election campaign. Looking at what Canadians are searching for on Google is of particular interest. Not only because Google provides real-time, comparable data, but search behaviour can tell us what Canadians are interested in and looking
Google Search Trends and the 2019 Canadian Election

What impact did the Ethics Commissioner’s report have on the political landscape? Not much it seems.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We were in the field immediately after the release of the Ethics Commissioners report on the SNC Lavalin matter, and through the following several days. Here’s what our national survey of 2,152 respondents reveals: SNC – LAVALIN: FEW MINDS CHANGED. MORE OF THOSE WHO DID SAW A STORY OF
What impact did the Ethics Commissioner’s report have on the political landscape? Not much it seems.

Has Canada been worth it? Views on leaving Confederation

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our most recent national survey of 1,500 Canadian adults, we asked respondents about whether being part of Canada has been a good or bad thing for their province and whether they would vote to leave or stay in Canada if given an option to do so. Here’s what
Has Canada been worth it? Views on leaving Confederation

Sour Canada-China Relations: Canadians blame China

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our latest national survey, we asked a few questions about the Canada-China relationship. Here’s what we found: CHINA TRYING TO BULLY CANADA, AND SHOULD STAND DOWN The relationship between Canada and China has been going through a challenging period and while many Canadians may not be following all
Sour Canada-China Relations: Canadians blame China

Liberals and Conservatives deadlocked at 32%

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto This week we completed another national survey of 1,500 Canadian adults. With less than 100 days to go before Canadians select their next parliament, we updated our political tracking. Here’s what we found:  LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES DEADLOCKED AT 32%  If an election was held at the time of the
Liberals and Conservatives deadlocked at 32%

Canadians would vote Trump out

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto  DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE PREFERENCES  In our latest nationwide survey, we tested the popularity of five of the leading candidates in the race.  If Canadians could help choose the Presidential nominee of the Democratic Party, Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden would have a modest edge over Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris.
Canadians would vote Trump out
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