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Desire for change intensifies, and battle for “change vote” tightens

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto The mood of the country continued to deteriorate and the desire for change grew since our last wave of surveying. Today, just 32% say the country is heading in the right direction, a drop of 18 points since last December and the lowest we have measured since we began

Research Note: Who are the undecided voters?

By David Coletto In our latest survey (completed August 26 to 28), 24% of respondents said they were undecided about which party they would support.  This is same proportion as our previous wave of research two weeks ago. Past Federal Voting Behaviour In 2011, 42% say they did not vote while 58% said they voted.

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

Canadian Politics: 5 points separate 3 contenders, new poll finds.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto NDP by a nose Our latest horserace “who would you vote for tomorrow” question has the NDP, at 32% followed by the Conservatives at 29 and the Liberals at 27%. Since February, the NDP have picked up 11 points while the Liberals have lost 7 and the Conservatives have

Up For Grabs: Federal Election 2015 a Toss-Up

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Conservatives shed 5 points, NDP up 4 Our latest horserace “who would you vote for tomorrow” question shows an extremely tight race, with the Conservatives at 31% and the NDP and the Liberals at 28%.  In the provinces with the most seats and the largest sample sizes, the Liberals have

Liberal support strong despite Tory attacks: Poll

BY DAVID AKIN ,NATIONAL BUREAU CHIEF OTTAWA — Despite a steady barrage of Conservative radio ads attacking Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau over the past several months, Trudeau’s party is maintaining a healthy lead in the polls over both its major rivals. The latest Abacus Data federal vote intention poll, provided exclusively to QMI Agency, shows the

New Poll: Who has what it takes to be Prime Minister?

New data from a nationwide public opinion survey shows that many voters believe that either Justin Trudeau or Tom Mulcair would be acceptable as Prime Minister. While 28% believe Stephen Harper does a good or excellent job in the office today, and another 29% would rate his performance as acceptable, fully 42% say he does

Sun News: Summer ends with three-way tie among federal party support

DAVID AKIN | PARLIAMENTARY BUREAU CHIEF After a summer of one embarrassing Senate scandal after another, Stephen Harper’s Conservatives are likely to take whatever little good news they can find these days.And, in the latest survey provided exclusively to QMI Agency by Abacus Data, there is, in fact, the tiniest nugget of good news for the ruling

iPolitics.ca: Ignatieff looks to woo women voters with Working Families Tour

Ignatieff looks to woo women voters with Working Families Tour By Sonya Bell Michael Ignatieff christened this week’s travels the “Working Families Tour,” but there’s a more specific target between the lines of his policy priorities — the women within these families. At stops in Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland and Labrador, the Liberal

Charles Adler and David Coletto discuss Abacus poll

Listen to David Coletto on the Charles Adler Show discussing the results from a recent survey on government performance. Charles Adler Show – February 2, 2011

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