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The state of the Conservative Party brand at the end of 2019

By David Coletto, Kate Harrison, & Dennis Matthews The research for this brand assessment was conducted by Abacus Data CEO David Coletto with advice and insights from Kate Harrison, a VP at government relations firm Summa Strategies and Dennis Matthews, a VP at Enterprise Canada and a former staffer to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and
The state of the Conservative Party brand at the end of 2019

A Premier Ford Reset? Public yet to clue in as negatives hold steady

By Ihor Korbabicz The media has picked up on efforts to present a kinder, refreshed, genteel Doug Ford, but the public has yet to notice. Impressions of the Ontario Premier have been relatively stable since April 2019 when his negatives first reached the ~60% disapproval threshold and ~20% positive, a dynamic that has not shifted
A Premier Ford Reset? Public yet to clue in as negatives hold steady

Abacus Data Bulletin: Canadians would impeach & remove US President Trump

Abacus Data Bulletins are short analyses of public opinion data we collect. For more information or media interviews, contact Bruce Anderson or David Coletto. If it were up to a majority of Canadian voters, President Trump would be both impeached and removed from office, according to our latest nationwide opinion data.  Fully 60% say they would prefer to
Abacus Data Bulletin: Canadians would impeach & remove US President Trump

How Canadians celebrate (or don’t celebrate) Christmas

By Megan Ross and David Coletto With Christmas around the corner, we decided to ask Canadians about how they do (or don’t) celebrate the “most wonderful time of the year” (in our opinion). We replicated some questions we asked back in 2012 to see what’s changed. Interesting, a lot has. Here’s what we found: Canadians
How Canadians celebrate (or don’t celebrate) Christmas

The public perception of Canadian politics as 2019 comes to a close

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Earlier this week, we completed a national survey of 1,500 Canadians and updated our federal political tracking. While not much has changed since Canadians voted on October 21, the results point to some of the strengths and weaknesses facing parties and their leaders amid the minority parliament. Here’s what
The public perception of Canadian politics as 2019 comes to a close

Does Alberta want in or out and how does the rest of the country feel?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto The post-election discussion in Canadian politics has centred a lot on the relationship with Alberta. With that in mind, we decided to take a look at where attitudes currently stand. • Right now, 75% of Albertans think the province has been treated unfairly by the rest of the country,
Does Alberta want in or out and how does the rest of the country feel?

Andrew Scheer or Who?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto There’s been a lot of talk about whether the Conservative Party of Canada should stick with Andrew Scheer as its leader into the next election, whenever that will be.  The Conservative Party will have a vote to decide whether to hold a leadership race this spring. Here’s what our
Andrew Scheer or Who?

What about the millennials and #elxn43?

By David Coletto & Claire Gummo As you’re probably aware, our team spends a lot of time thinking about the impact of generational change on different sectors, the consumer market, labour market, and in public affairs. There’s been a lot written through Election 43 about the impact that millennials could play in determining the outcome.
What about the millennials and #elxn43?

Election Poll: Regional races & turnout will decide an election with 2-points separating Liberals and Conservatives in Canada

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Yesterday, we completed our final survey of Election 43, interviewing 2,000 Canadians from Thursday to Saturday. Here is our take on Canadian public opinion as polling stations are set to open tomorrow morning. THE MOOD OF THE COUNTRY In 2015, 60% of Canadians said they definitely wanted a change
Election Poll: Regional races & turnout will decide an election with 2-points separating Liberals and Conservatives in Canada

Election Poll: NDP and BQ rise as Liberals and Conservatives remain deadlocked

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto  This week, we completed a large national survey of 3,000 Canadians.  All interviews were done after the English language debate and before the French-language debate Thursday evening. Here’s what we found:  LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES AT 32%; NDP AND BQ GAIN GROUND.  If an election were held at the time
Election Poll: NDP and BQ rise as Liberals and Conservatives remain deadlocked
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