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After My Democracy, Castro, ‘cash for access’, pipelines, climate plan, Liberals end the year well ahead, but off their summer peak

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest nationwide public opinion survey explored a wide variety of topics. Our first release describes the current state of federal politics, including reactions to a variety of events and decisions. Here’s what we see: Party support has seen some softening in recent weeks, but remains at levels roughly

The Battle for the Change Vote

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Three out of four voters want change: but what does that mean? We asked the 76% of voters who said they preferred to see a change in government, whether they preferred ambitious or moderate change, and change that would be felt soon, or more gradually. We also asked which

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

At Issue Political Panel: Catching Up on Canadian Politics

Abacus Data Chairman, Bruce Anderson, joins the At Issue Panel on CBC’s The National on Thursday January 23.

Bruce Anderson joins Abacus Data as Chairman

Abacus Data announced today that Bruce Anderson, one of Canada’s most respected pollsters, will be joining the firm as Chairman on December 1st. “This is great news for Abacus Data,” said the company’s Managing Partner Tim Powers, who is also vice-chair of Summa Strategies. “Bruce has a stellar national reputation and he’s always looking for

If Parliament were a business, Harper would be in serious trouble

BRUCE ANDERSON Special to The Globe and Mail Published Friday, Nov. 01 2013, 2:06 PM EDT Last week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper repeated over and over that if anyone doubted whether Senators Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau should be suspended without pay, they had only to imagine what would happen in a private company.

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