It’s a close three-way race in Newfoundland and Labrador as 63% disapprove of the provincial government

By David Coletto On the eve of Dwight Ball and the NL Liberals’ one year election victory anniversary, Abacus Data and VOCM News asked residents of Newfoundland and Labrador how they feel about the direction of the province, their political leaders, and the economy. Over the next three days we will be releasing results of

The Conservative Race is Wide Open

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto As the list of contenders for the Conservative Party leadership takes more shape, updated our polling data on who Canadians prefer, among the names that have been in consideration (our poll was taken just before Tony Clement dropped out). Here’s what we found: • Kevin O’Leary garners 21% across

Trudeau’s Liberals? One year later Canada would do it again.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto On the one-year anniversary of the election of the Trudeau government, Canadians continue to show little remorse about the change that their ballots brought about, and instead indicate that they would choose the Liberals again if an election were held tomorrow. Our latest numbers show: • Across the country,

CLIMATE, CARBON, AND PIPELINES: A PATH TO CONSENSUS?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our latest survey, in the wake of the federal announcement of a floor price on carbon, we explored questions around the federal government’s approach to energy and climate change. Here’s what we found: • Roughly two out of three (63%) believe Mr. Trudeau is on the right track

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF PARAMEDICS IN CANADA’S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM?

By David Coletto Background On behalf of the Paramedic Association of Canada, Abacus conducted an extensive online nationwide study of Canadians’ views of healthcare and the role of paramedics. The sample size was 2,181 adult Canadians and the survey was conducted from September 9 to 12, 2016. What issues in the healthcare system most concern

WHO’S AFRAID OF A CARBON TAX? NOT SO MANY.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our latest survey of national opinion, we explored questions around using a price or tax on carbon to help combat the challenge of climate change. Here’s what we found: • Few people generally ask for taxes of any sort, and so it was perhaps not surprising that only

WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR IN A POLITICAL LEADER? PART 2

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto As the Conservative and New Democratic parties are in the process of choosing new leaders, we asked Canadians about the qualities they would want to see in a political leader. We gave people a list of 34 potential qualities and asked them to decide which ones were “must haves”,

WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR IN A POLITICAL LEADER?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto As the Conservative and New Democratic parties are going to choose new leaders, we asked Canadians about the qualities they would want to see in a political leader. This more detailed work will be released in the next few days. But first, we wanted to highlight the results of

CANADIANS BULLISH ON CANADA

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our latest national survey of 2,010 Canadian adults, we asked Canadians what they thought about the potential for Canada to win new investment from around the world. ATTRACTING INVESTMENT TO CANADA Prime Minister Trudeau has been making a case for inbound foreign investment, and two in three (65%)

THE ECONOMIC MOOD IS WARMING

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto HEALTH OF THE CANADIAN ECONOMY When the federal Liberals took office, the mood of Canadians on the economy was fairly gloomy: only 32% said it was in good shape. That number has climbed to 52%. In every region, feelings about the economy have improved since May. The greatest gains

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