Alberta Pulse: UCP leads over NDP thanks to a more united right

THE UNITED CONSERVATIVE PARTY LEADS THE NDP BY 15 AS 77% OF FORMER WILDROSE AND PC PARTY SUPPORTERS NOW SUPPORT THE UCP. By David Coletto About three and a half years ago, the NDP surprised many in Alberta and across the country by winning a majority government in a province that had never elected the

Can the Conservatives win in 2019 by running against carbon pricing? It’s no slam dunk.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our latest national survey, we asked respondents a series of questions about climate change, the federal approach to deal with the issue, and what they know and think about the federal leaders and their approach to climate change. Here’s what we found: THE SCALE OF THE CLIMATE ISSUE

For most Canadians, the world is in trouble.

Bruce Anderson & David Coletto  Canadians may be somewhat divided as to whether the country is heading in the right direction (40%) or off on the wrong track (37%), but compared to what we see in the rest of the world, the consensus seems to be things could be worse.  Around the world, only 16%

Most Canadians would vote for the USMCA deal.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our latest national survey, we asked several questions about the recently agreed to trilateral trade deal (USMCA) which is proposed to replace NAFTA. Here is what we found: Across the country, 59% believe that it was a “good step” for Canada to decide to enter this agreement, based

Canadians are ready for legal cannabis

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Téléchargez le rapport en français ici As recreational use of cannabis is set to become legal on October 17, we conducted a national survey of 3,000 Canadian adults on behalf of The Cannabis Council of Canada in September to find out how the country was feeling about legalization.  Here’s

Ontario PCs lead amidst slight Liberal recovery and NDP slide

By Ihor Korbabicz Premier Ford was swept into power by an intense desire for change incubated over a long stretch of provincial Liberal governments and under a historically disliked premier. In Abacus Data’s first poll months since the Ontario PC win, we find that while most Ontarians still have negative views of the premier, few

Do you love oil? Hate oil? Either way, you’re in the minority.

By Bruce Anderson In our most recent national public opinion survey, we explored one of the most contentious topics in Canadian politics – oil – and found most people don’t find it all that contentious. When asked if they loved oil, hated oil, or “don’t have strong feelings about oil, it’s just a product that has

Housing affordability is the top issue for Millennials who are looking to achieve the dream of homeownership

By David Coletto On behalf of The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), we conducted a national survey of 2,500 Canadian millennials (those aged 18 to 38) earlier this spring (April 18 to May 9). The survey explored attitudes and perceptions around housing with Canada’s largest generation. Come the time of the next federal election in

Liberal Re-Election Hopes?

May have less to do with a pipeline, more about attracting investment and helping with housing affordability. By Bruce Anderson As of today, 42% of voters say they would like to see the Liberals re-elected next year, and 58% say they would prefer to see a different party take power in Ottawa.  To put this

Only 1 in 5 Canadian millennials believe they will see global gender equality in their lifetimes.

By David Coletto On behalf of The MATCH Fund, we asked Canadian millennials (those aged 18 to 37) their views on global gender equality and Canada’s role in trying to achieve it. Here’s what we found: Only one in five millennials believe they will see global gender equality achieved in their lifetime. Most think that

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