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Financial Goals and Know How

By Bruce Anderson Research Objectives In June, Canada launched its first-ever National Strategy for Financial Literacy and the country is now examining how best to increase the financial knowledge and skills of Canadians. On behalf of the Canadian Bankers Association, Abacus conducted an extensive nationwide study of Canadians’ financial aspirations and their know how when

Final NL Poll: Liberals heading for a big win.

By David Coletto & Bruce Anderson The Newfoundland and Labrador Liberal Party would win big if the election were held today, according to our new survey of 700 eligible voters in the province. Although down slightly, the Liberals have maintained their large lead over the incumbent PCs. Currently they lead by 42-points, down from the

NL Election 2015: Windsor Lake – Liberal Cathy Bennett leads Ryan Cleary by 58 points.

By David Coletto VOCM News commissioned Abacus Data to conduct surveys in four provincial electoral districts. Today, we report the results of a survey of 500 eligible voters living in Windsor Lake. The Race for Windsor Lake Liberal candidate and incumbent MHA Cathy Bennett has very large 58-point lead over PC candidate and former NDP

NL Election 2015: Mount Pearl North – Liberal Randy Simms leads PC candidate and Deputy Premier Steve Kent by 17 points

By David Coletto VOCM News commissioned Abacus Data to conduct surveys in four provincial electoral districts. Today, we report the results of a survey of 500 eligible voters living in Mount Pearl North. The Race in Mount Pearl North Liberal candidate Randy Simms has a 17-point lead over PC candidate Steve Kent with 54% of

NL Election 2015: Topsail-Paradise – Premier Davis in tough, trails Rex Hillier by 21 points.

VOCM News commissioned Abacus Data to conduct surveys in four provincial electoral districts in Newfoundland and Labrador. Today, we report the results of a survey of 500 eligible voters living in Paradise-Topsail, an electoral district outside of St. John’s on the Avalon Peninsula. Download the full results deck here: https://abacusdata.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Abacus-Newfoundland-and-Labrador-Political-Survey-Topsail-Paradise-Nov-2015.pdf The Race in Topsail-Paradise Liberal

NL Election 2015: St. John’s West – Liberal Siobhán Coady leads NDP Leader McCurdy by 33 points

By David Coletto & Bruce Anderson VOCM News commissioned Abacus Data to conduct surveys in four provincial electoral districts. Today, we report the results of a survey of 500 eligible voters living in St. John’s West. Download the full results deck here: https://abacusdata.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Abacus-Newfoundland-and-Labrador-Political-Survey-St.-Johns-West-Nov-2015.pdf The Race in St. John’s West Liberal candidate Siobhán Coady has a

NL Election Kick-Off: Liberals storm to a 47-point lead. It Isn’t About the Economy.

By David Coletto & Bruce Anderson Coming off of a Liberal sweep of Newfoundland and Labrador in October’s Federal Election, provincial Liberals in Newfoundland and Labrador have stormed into a 47-point lead province-wide in our latest survey of 800 eligible voters in the province. Liberal support is at 66% compared with 19% for the PCs

Canadian Universities: Public Reputation & Expectations

By Bruce Anderson, Chairman, Abacus Data Version française disponible ici Background On behalf of Universities Canada, Abacus conducted an extensive online nationwide study of Canadians’ views of universities. The sample size was 2,000 adult Canadians, between June 18th and June 25th. Reputation of Canada’s Universities The large majority of Canadians have a good impression of

Final #elxn42 poll: What do Canadians think about the leaders?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto The three main party leaders have been a huge part of the story of how this election has played out.  And the views of all three have shifted over the 11 week campaign. The biggest shift has been rapid improvement in positive feeling about Mr. Trudeau.  Only 30% said

Final #elxn42 Poll: Expected Winner and Best Performing Leader

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Throughout the campaign, we’ve been keeping an eye on how voters are predicting the outcome, as this can sometimes have an impact on their own decisions, strategic or otherwise.  In August of 2014, a year before the writs were dropped, 39% thought the Liberals would win, 25% picked the
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