Canadian Politics: Broad Support for New Government

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto 1 in 2 say they Would Vote Liberal Tomorrow In our latest nationwide poll, fully 49% say that they would vote Liberal if there was an election today, signalling that the early choices made by the Trudeau government have been generally well received by voters. Conservative support today stands

Final #elxn42 poll: What do Canadians think about the leaders?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto The three main party leaders have been a huge part of the story of how this election has played out.  And the views of all three have shifted over the 11 week campaign. The biggest shift has been rapid improvement in positive feeling about Mr. Trudeau.  Only 30% said

Final #elxn42 Poll: Expected Winner and Best Performing Leader

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Throughout the campaign, we’ve been keeping an eye on how voters are predicting the outcome, as this can sometimes have an impact on their own decisions, strategic or otherwise.  In August of 2014, a year before the writs were dropped, 39% thought the Liberals would win, 25% picked the

Final #elxn42 Poll: Who voted at advance polls?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our final survey of the election campaign, we interviewed just over 900 people who had already voted at the advance polls, which amounted to 30% of our sample.  Worth noting is that advance turnout was roughly equal for men (31%) and women (29%), and similar in the three

On Political Debates and Advertising

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto 19 million plan to watch leaders debate Just over 19 million Canadian adults (69%) intend to watch at least one leaders’ debate this fall, including almost 6 million (21%) who say they will watch as many as possible, according to results in our survey. The audience will be spread

Liberals and Tories Tied as Harper’s Negatives Rise

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Along with our study on perceptions about the Hijab and Niqb released Wednesday, our latest nationwide polling explored our monthly political tracking questions. Our findings: Across Canada, 33% of our decided voters in our sample would vote Liberal, 32% Conservative, and 23% NDP.  The Green Party polls at 6%

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