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Election 2015: May, Trudeau, and Mulcair images improve, Harper negatives rise.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Overall Impressions Public feelings about the leaders of Canada’s three main political parties has been shifting. Negative feelings about Stephen Harper are on the rise. Mr. Harper’s best ratings in the last 18 months were last December, when 34% were positive and 38% were negative towards the Conservative leader.

Election 2015: NDP leads but 70% of voters up for grabs

  By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Today, 30% of voters say they have made up their mind about which party they will vote for and won’t be changing, while 70% have not fully decided. This is unchanged from our last wave of surveying. When asked when they think they will be making up their

Canadian Politics: A Generational Divide?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In many markets these days, generational differences in outlook and priorities are important. Over the coming months, as part of Abacus’ market leading work in understanding the role of generation in decision-making, we will highlight how four age groups compare (18 to 29, 30 to 44, 45 to 59,

Montrealers back Mayor Coderre on Bringing Major League Baseball Back

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Télécharger les détails en français ici We asked 500 residents of the greater Montreal area to tell us how they feel about the idea of bringing a Major League Baseball franchise back to the city. Here’s what we found: The level of support for the idea is very broad,

Canadian Politics: Lots of voters prefer change. Few fear it.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Economic evaluations remain more positive than negative Feelings about the economy are mixed news for all of Canada’s major political parties right now.  57% say the economy is good/very good, 43% rate it as poor/very poor. For the Conservatives, it is better that a majority see the economy as

Canadian Politics: 5 points separate 3 contenders, new poll finds.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto NDP by a nose Our latest horserace “who would you vote for tomorrow” question has the NDP, at 32% followed by the Conservatives at 29 and the Liberals at 27%. Since February, the NDP have picked up 11 points while the Liberals have lost 7 and the Conservatives have

We like where we live, especially if it’s Vancouver.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We asked 1,500 Canadians at the end of May to tell us about where they live. Here are the highlights: 16% think their community is the “best place in the world to live”. Comparing Canada’s three biggest cities, 30% in Vancouver think they live in the best place in

Federal Liberals ahead by 25 in Newfoundland and Labrador; NDP vote up 12 since March

By David Coletto According to a new VOCM-Abacus Data random telephone survey of 722 eligible voters in Newfoundland and Labrador conducted from June 17 to 21, 2015, the federal Liberal Party led by Justin Trudeau continues to hold a big lead in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Liberals have the support of 53% of committed voters

VOCM-Abacus Data Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Poll: Full Details

By David Coletto On Friday we released the vote intention of eligible voters in Newfoundland and Labrador from the random telephone survey we conducted with VOCM on provincial politics in the province. Today, we release the full report on the provincial politics portion of the survey.  Tomorrow we will release our look at federal politics in the

NL Liberals lead as NDP surges past Tories into second place

By David Coletto According to a new VOCM-Abacus Data random telephone survey of 722 eligible voters in Newfoundland and Labrador conducted from June 17 to 21, 2015, the NL Liberals continue to hold a large lead in voter support.  The survey also finds a surge in support for the NDP, which has jumped into second
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