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Liberal support sags as PM’s image softens. His India trip hurt.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto The results of our latest survey (February 23rd to March 4th, sample of 4,023 across Canada) reveals that the Liberal Party has seen its support drop to 36%, the lowest we have measured since the election in 2015. The Conservatives are close behind with 33% followed by the NDP
Liberal support sags as PM’s image softens. His India trip hurt.

The Path to 2019: Women and the Liberal Vote

By David Coletto Tomorrow, Finance Minister Bill Morneau will deliver the Liberal government’s third budget. It is reportedly going to focus on improving the economic success of women and promoting gender equality. There are important policy reasons for this focus. But political ones as well. Consider these three stats: Women made up 52.4% of the
The Path to 2019: Women and the Liberal Vote

By a 7 to 1 margin, residents of Greater Vancouver want ride sharing services available this year.

Support is consistent across the region and among NDP, Liberal, and Green voters. By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Residents living in the Greater Vancouver region are ready for ride sharing services in British Columbia, based on a survey of 546 residents, conducted for Ridesharing for BC over the past week. Overall, 64% of residents
By a 7 to 1 margin, residents of Greater Vancouver want ride sharing services available this year.

The next 10%: Reflections and data on how the Conservatives can grow.

By David Coletto On Friday, I participated in a panel discussion at the Manning Networking Conference in Ottawa. The title of the panel was Spotlight on The Next 10% and we discussed how the federal Conservative Party might grow towards winning the next election in 2019. In preparing for that panel, I had a quick
The next 10%: Reflections and data on how the Conservatives can grow.

NL residents recognize dire circumstances in province; Want political leadership.

Half of NL residents think the province is likely to go bankrupt in the new few years. Most are looking for political leadership to solve the crisis. By David Coletto & Tim Powers There’s a clear sense that something must change or else the outcome will be catastrophic for Newfoundland and Labrador. That’s the message
NL residents recognize dire circumstances in province; Want political leadership.

Liberals maintain lead over Conservatives

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our first survey of 2018, the Liberals have the support of 39% of decided voters compared with 32% for the Conservatives and 18% for the NDP. The Liberals have a 3-point lead in Ontario, a 25-point lead in Quebec, and a 6-point lead in BC. In November, we
Liberals maintain lead over Conservatives

Abacus Briefing: Free trade with China?

This Saturday, John Ivison reported that Prime Minister Trudeau was headed in China in December to open talks about a free trade agreement. How do Canadians feel about China and a possible free trade agreement? In January 2016, we explored public opinion on the Canada-China relationship for Teck Resources. We found that Canadians recognize that China has become one
Abacus Briefing: Free trade with China?

Liberal slippage halts with an uptick on some key indicators

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Last month we saw a four-point slip in Liberal Party support; in our latest survey the Liberals have stabilized and would win 40% support today. The Conservatives are at 32%. Both these numbers are identical to the results last election Day in 2015. In the three seat richest provinces,
Liberal slippage halts with an uptick on some key indicators

Political Risk & Climate Action

For Canadian politicians, it’s riskier to ignore climate change than it is to propose solutions. By Bruce Anderson Twenty years ago, when the world’s leaders were debating the Kyoto Accord, a case could be made that politicians who chose to be early champions of action to reduce emissions were running a certain amount of political
Political Risk & Climate Action

Worth a Look – November 8, 2017

Already a week into November. Time flies eh? In this week’s edition of Worth a Look we share some great reads on demand for the new iPhone X, what neuroscience says about only children, the latest numbers coming stateside on how Americans feel about President Trump, and a reminder of the poll we released on Sunday looking
Worth a Look – November 8, 2017
Good decisions require good data.