Race narrows as NDP support dips

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest national voting intention numbers reveal a tightening race as the NDP has lost a little ground. If the election were tomorrow, 31% say they would vote NDP (down from 35% two weeks ago), 30% would vote CPC, and 28% would vote Liberal. The Liberals picked up 2

Mood of the electorate worsens as perceptions about the economy deteriorate.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Feelings about the economy weakened sharply in the last month, and for the first time in our study going back to October 2013 more people say the economy is in poor shape than say it is in good shape. Only 33% think the economy is growing, while 64% think

Duffy-Wright-Harper: Does it Matter?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto One in five are following the Duffy trial closely (22%) The Mike Duffy trial has captured the attention of a significant number of voters with 22% saying they are following the trial closely, including 6% who say they are following it very closely. Among “persuadable voters” (those who have

Election 2015: May, Trudeau, and Mulcair images improve, Harper negatives rise.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Overall Impressions Public feelings about the leaders of Canada’s three main political parties has been shifting. Negative feelings about Stephen Harper are on the rise. Mr. Harper’s best ratings in the last 18 months were last December, when 34% were positive and 38% were negative towards the Conservative leader.

Election 2015: NDP leads but 70% of voters up for grabs

  By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Today, 30% of voters say they have made up their mind about which party they will vote for and won’t be changing, while 70% have not fully decided. This is unchanged from our last wave of surveying. When asked when they think they will be making up their

This is why millennials will never grow up

Your grown-up children may never hit many of the milestones you’ve come to associate with adulthood — and you can blame their crushing student loan debt for that… [Read More]

Gen Y money: DIY Disasters

I’m always on the lookout for ways to save cash, and a great alternative to buying is to DIY (Do it Yourself). DIY undertakings can range on a pretty wide spectrum……[read more]

Canadian Politics: A Generational Divide?

In many markets these days, generational differences in outlook and priorities are important. Over the coming months, as part of Abacus’ market leading work in understanding the role of generation in decision-making, we will highlight how four age groups compare (18 to 29, 30 to 44, 45 to 59, and 60+). In this release, we

Canadian Politics: A Generational Divide?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In many markets these days, generational differences in outlook and priorities are important. Over the coming months, as part of Abacus’ market leading work in understanding the role of generation in decision-making, we will highlight how four age groups compare (18 to 29, 30 to 44, 45 to 59,

Are Millennials Actually Lazy?

Summer is well underway and as another school year for students in British Columbia has concluded, our kids have probably heard some phenomenal speeches from valedictorians and other guests. Like most Summer is well underway and as another school year for students in British Columbia has concluded, our kids have probably heard some phenomenal speeches

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