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A Throne Speech Meets a Distracted Public. Liberals and Conservatives neck and neck.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We completed a national survey of 2,025 Canadian adults from November 25 to 30, 2021. Here’s a snapshot of our findings. SPEECH FROM THE THRONE One in three people didn’t know there was a Speech from the Throne, and another half only heard about it.  Fewer than one in

What do Canadians know about Canadian politics and institutions?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In a recent national survey, we asked Canadians five questions to get a sense of how well people know some facts about our political system.   Here’s what we found. 3 out of 10 think someone other than the Prime Minister chooses the members of the federal Cabinet. 13% think

What are Canadians thinking before the new federal government is sworn in?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We completed a national survey of 2,220 Canadian adults from October 15 to 20, 2021 to measure sentiment just prior to a new federal Cabinet being sworn in. PUBLIC MOOD & GOVERNMENT APPROVAL About equal numbers feel things in Canada are headed in the right direction (43%) than those

Daily #elxn44 Tracking: September 18

In the final days of the 2021 Canadian general election, our team is tracking public opinion and intentions about the election daily. Each evening from Wednesday, September 15 to Saturday, September 18, we will be releasing the results of a three-day rolling poll of about 1,500 eligible voters who say they will definitely be voting

Daily #elxn44 Tracking: September 17

In the final days of the 2021 Canadian general election, our team is tracking public opinion and intentions about the election daily. Each evening from Wednesday, September 15 to Saturday, September 18, we will be releasing the results of a three-day rolling poll of about 1,500 eligible voters who say they will definitely be voting

Daily #elxn44 Tracking: September 16

In the final days of the 2021 Canadian general election, our team is tracking public opinion and intentions about the election daily. Each evening from Wednesday, September 15 to Saturday, September 18, we will be releasing the results of a three-day rolling poll of about 1,500 eligible voters who say they will definitely be voting

Daily #elxn44 Tracking: September 15

In the final days of the 2021 Canadian general election, our team is tracking public opinion and intentions about the election daily. Each evening from Wednesday, September 15 to Saturday, September 18, we will be releasing the results of a three-day rolling poll of about 1,500 eligible voters who say they will definitely be voting

Abacus Election Bulletin: The top 4 data shifts, so far.

Each day during the 2021 Federal Election campaign, researchers at Abacus Data will share insights and analysis from our polling in concise, insights-focused reports. To never miss our polls and analysis, subscribe to our newsletter. By Oksana Kishchuk Over the last four weeks we’ve been tracking a lot of data points about the federal election.

One week to go: Conservatives and Liberals still locked in a tie but Liberals open up clear leads in Ontario and Quebec

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We just completed a national survey of 2,000 Canadians eligible to vote in the current federal election completed entirely after the French and English leaders’ debates last week. If an election were held now, the Conservatives would win 32% of the vote (unchanged), the Liberals 32% (unchanged), the NDP

Conservatives and Liberals locked in a tie; TVA debate has limited impact.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We just completed a national survey of 2,875 Canadians eligible to vote in the current federal election completed entirely after last Thursday’s TVA debate. Fieldwork was carried out from Friday to Monday. If an election were held now, the Conservatives would win 32% of the vote (-1 from our

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