Abacus Data Bulletin: What Canadians are looking for in a new Conservative Party leader

Abacus Data Bulletins are short analyses of public opinion data we collect. For more information or media interviews, contact Bruce Anderson or David Coletto. We asked Canadians what they are looking for in a new Conservative Party leader. The results suggest that smaller government, tighter immigration, more law and order are somewhat down the list

The state of the Conservative Party brand at the end of 2019

By David Coletto, Kate Harrison, & Dennis Matthews The research for this brand assessment was conducted by Abacus Data CEO David Coletto with advice and insights from Kate Harrison, a VP at government relations firm Summa Strategies and Dennis Matthews, a VP at Enterprise Canada and a former staffer to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and

The public perception of Canadian politics as 2019 comes to a close

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Earlier this week, we completed a national survey of 1,500 Canadians and updated our federal political tracking. While not much has changed since Canadians voted on October 21, the results point to some of the strengths and weaknesses facing parties and their leaders amid the minority parliament. Here’s what

Andrew Scheer or Who?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto There’s been a lot of talk about whether the Conservative Party of Canada should stick with Andrew Scheer as its leader into the next election, whenever that will be.  The Conservative Party will have a vote to decide whether to hold a leadership race this spring. Here’s what our

Tight race between Conservatives and Liberals continues as voter fluidity remains high

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto This week we completed a large national survey of over 3,000 Canadian adults. Along with our usual update on the political landscape, we also explore the issues Canadians say will affect how they vote. THE WORLD AND AMERICA ARE HEADING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION For every Canadian (17%) who

Liberals and Conservatives neck and neck as Greens rise to 12%

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto This week, we completed a nationally representative survey of 1,500 Canadians and explored their views on Canadian politics to update our regularly tracking. Early next week we will release an in-depth analysis of the Green Party’s rise and surrounding implications. For now, here’s our view of the federal political

Conservatives lead as 2015 Liberal coalition splinters

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Last week, we completed a nationally representative survey of 4,015 Canadians and explored their views on Canadian politics to update our regularly tracking. Here is what we found: MOOD OF THE COUNTRY One in three Canadians feels that the country is heading in the right direction while 45% who

Latest Public Opinion on National Pharmacare: Canadians prefer a dollar-wise focus on those who have no insurance coverage

By Bruce Anderson Our most recent survey of attitudes towards a Canadian pharmacare initiative commissioned by the Canadian Life and Health Association (1,200 interviews, conducted between February 26 and March 3, 2019) reveals strong support for the idea of helping improve the affordability of medicine for those who have no drug insurance today, coupled with

Tracking the Impact of the SNC-Lavalin Controvery: Sunday Update

By David Coletto As the weekend comes to a close and we all adjust to the time change, I wanted to share the latest results of our daily tracking. Since February 28, we have been interviewing 300 people each day and rolling 3 days of data into a snapshot of public opinion over those three

Has the SNC-Lavalin/Wilson-Raybould Controversy Impacted Public Opinion?

By David Coletto & Bruce Anderson Over recent weeks we have been polling Canadian political attitudes regularly and feel we have a good data set to gauge the impact of the controversy to date, based on a total of more than 8,800 interviews conducted between January 30 and March 4, 2019. Between January 30 and

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