From one pollster to another: Stop trying to predict elections

Bruce Anderson Globe and Mail June 11, 2014 For 30 years, I’ve designed and analyzed public opinion surveys. I’ve done campaign polling for leadership candidates, local candidates, national political parties and media organizations too. I’ve always loved finding out how people consider their political choices. What I’ve learned has fascinated me. But the things I

Abacus Data Releases Major New Study of Canadian Millennials

Starting this week, The Globe and Mail will reporting on some of the results of a new study of Canadians Millennials. This comprehensive 2014 GenY Attitudes research study is a product of a three-way partnership and collaboration between the Globe and Mail, yconic and Abacus Data Inc. The study was completed to measure attitudes, perceptions

Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals hold small lead over Hudak’s PCs in Ontario election campaign: new poll

National Post Staff and Canadian Press | May 27, 2014 | Last Updated: May 27 10:44 AM ET Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals have a small lead over Tim Hudak’s Progressive Conservatives heading into the latter half of the Ontario election campaign, a new poll suggests. The Liberals have a three-point lead over the PCs among likely voters, 36% to 33%,

Abacus Data, Sun News Network to release weekly Ontario polling data

TORONTO and OTTAWA, May 23, 2014 /CNW/ – Each week until the conclusion of the Ontario election campaign, Sun News Network along with its polling partner Abacus Data, will release extensive polling information ahead of theJune 12 vote. “Our ongoing, in-depth polls, not only present a snapshot of voting intentions but demonstrate the trends that are developing in a very close election

David Coletto on CFRA Radio’s the Lunch Bunch

On Monday May 5, Abacus CEO David Coletto joined Rick Gibbons and Graham Richardson on 580 CFRA’s The Lunch Bunch to chat about the Ontario election. You can list here:

Canadians not keen on another Afghanistan

OTTAWA – A majority of Canadians are proud of the men and women who fought in Afghanistan, but would be less likely to support another similar mission, according to an exclusive poll for Sun News. The online survey found that 83% of 1,250 respondents expressed pride for those who served, but 79% felt very little

Broadbent Institute: Poll shows deep unease among Millennials and Boomers

A poll conducted by Abacus Data for the Broadbent Institute shows deep unease with economic policies tilted more to the needs of corporations than citizens. The institute asked 983 Canadians aged 20-30 who are in the job market—millennials—and 1,064 people aged 50-65—boomers—who have at least one child aged 20 or older.     Download the

Liberal support strong despite Tory attacks: Poll

BY DAVID AKIN ,NATIONAL BUREAU CHIEF OTTAWA — Despite a steady barrage of Conservative radio ads attacking Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau over the past several months, Trudeau’s party is maintaining a healthy lead in the polls over both its major rivals. The latest Abacus Data federal vote intention poll, provided exclusively to QMI Agency, shows the

New Poll: The Canadian Economy and the Politics Behind It

According to a new national survey conducted from January 14 to 18, 2014 by public opinion firm Abacus Data, more Canadians describe the state of the Canadian economy as poor than they did in October 2013.  When asked how the three main federal political parties would do in managing Canada’s economy a majority of Canadians

New Poll: Who has what it takes to be Prime Minister?

New data from a nationwide public opinion survey shows that many voters believe that either Justin Trudeau or Tom Mulcair would be acceptable as Prime Minister. While 28% believe Stephen Harper does a good or excellent job in the office today, and another 29% would rate his performance as acceptable, fully 42% say he does

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