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Now and then: How have Canadian views on politics and the economy changed over 2020?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto 2020 was a year to remember, or perhaps to forget. It started with rail blockades, wildfires in Australia, and Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 572 being shot down in Iran that killed 55 Canadians and 30 permanent residents. A few weeks later, the Coronavirus was spreading around the world and
Now and then: How have Canadian views on politics and the economy changed over 2020?

Abacus Data Bulletin: Half of Canadians say they won’t gather with family outside their household for the holidays

Abacus Data Bulletins are short analyses of public opinion data we collect. For more information or media interviews, contact David Coletto.     PLEASE NOTE: The results in this release were updated on December 3. In our latest national survey completed on December 3, we asked respondents what they planned to do for the holidays
Abacus Data Bulletin: Half of Canadians say they won’t gather with family outside their household for the holidays

Liberals lead by 6 nationally, as COVID-19 gains as top issue

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest national survey puts the Liberals ahead by 6 nationally – and with leads in BC, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada that would give them potential to win a majority if an election were held today. • In BC, the Liberals 34% lead the Conservatives by six (28%).
Liberals lead by 6 nationally, as COVID-19 gains as top issue

Biden win met with relief and optimism in Canada

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Canadians overwhelmingly believe the election victory of Joe Biden will be good for Americans and for the world. We asked Canadians to indicate whether they think Mr. Biden’s win will be good or bad across eleven different topics and in 10 of 11 cases, at least 3 out of
Biden win met with relief and optimism in Canada

Liberals lead by eight as Canadians say their vote is tied to COVID-19 response plan.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest national polling data shows that an election held today would see the Liberals with 38% support, 8-percentage points ahead of the Conservatives. This is the largest lead for the Liberals since June and a 4-point gain in about a month. The Liberals lead in every part of
Liberals lead by eight as Canadians say their vote is tied to COVID-19 response plan.

Whole Foods & Poppies: The speed news can spread and the impact on reputation

By David Coletto & Samriddh Chaudhury Last Thursday, Whole Foods Market got into a bit of trouble when  CBC News reported that its team members in Canada were asked not to wear poppies to commemorate Remembrance Day. As a result of the public outcry, by the end of the day on Friday, the company announced
Whole Foods & Poppies: The speed news can spread and the impact on reputation

Ontario PCs lead by 7 as budget set to drop

By David Coletto & Ihor Korbabicz As Ontario Finance Minister Rod Phillips prepares to table a budget today, a slim majority of Ontarians continue to approve of the job performance of Doug Ford’s government. Unchanged from our polling in mid-October, 52% of Ontarians approve of the job the provincial government led by Doug Ford is doing
Ontario PCs lead by 7 as budget set to drop

Canadians are divided on whether MPs should vote for Conservative committee today and force an election

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto As Canadians may be asked to vote in a snap election resulting from an impasse between the government and opposition parties, we decided to get a quick reading directly from Canadians. Between 5 pm and 9:30 pm ET last night, we surveyed 1,000 Canadian adults about the upcoming confidence
Canadians are divided on whether MPs should vote for Conservative committee today and force an election

Ontario PCs lead by 7 even as Ford Government approval drops 8 points

By David Coletto & Ihor Korbabicz As parts of Ontario re-enter a modified version of Phase 2 of COVID-19 protocols and restrictions, most Ontarians continue to approve of the job the Ford government is doing overall, although down from a high in May. According to our new survey of 1,000 Ontario residents, 52% approve of the
Ontario PCs lead by 7 even as Ford Government approval drops 8 points

Some modestly good news for Liberals after the Throne Speech

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto After last week’s Speech from the Throne Liberal support is steady nationally at 35%, with the Conservatives five points back. NDP support is steady at 17%. The regional breaks show the Liberals ahead in BC (by 4 points), Ontario (by 8 points), Quebec (by 7 points) and Atlantic Canada
Some modestly good news for Liberals after the Throne Speech
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