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WE Controversy undermines Liberal support and confidence in Morneau & Trudeau

By Bruce Anderson and David Coletto The controversy about the WE Charity has eroded Liberal support, including among one in five who voted for a Liberal candidate only months ago. An election today would see the Liberals (34%) with a 4-point margin over the Conservatives (30%) and the NDP further back with 17%. The regional

WE Controversy takes a bite out of Liberal support and the PM’s image too.

By Bruce Anderson and David Coletto If an election were held right now, the Liberal Party (36%) lead nationally – five-point ahead of the Conservatives (31%) – but Liberal support has slid four points since our last measurement at the end of June. The Liberals lead has shrunk to 7-points in Ontario, 4-points over the

Most think Wexit is a terrible idea, but the concept could divide Conservatives.

By Bruce Anderson and David Coletto In the wake of the announcement that former Harper-era cabinet minister Jay Hill is taking over the leadership of Wexit Canada – a political party whose goal is the separation of the four most western provinces from the rest of Canada – we polled Canadians on what they thought

O Canada: Canadians, our public institutions, and the pandemic

A new poll finds Canadians are satisfied with Canada’s public institutions’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Oksana Kishchuk At the beginning of May, Abacus Data conducted a national public opinion survey commissioned by the Rideau Hall Foundation. This survey was a follow-up to research that was conducted in February just a few weeks before the

Liberals up by 11 as Conservatives stuck below 30%

By Bruce Anderson and David Coletto If an election were held at the time of the survey, the Liberals would win 40%, the Conservatives 29% and followed by the NDP at 16%, the Greens at 6%, and the BQ at 7%. Just prior to the pandemic, the Liberals and Conservatives were within a point of
Liberals up by 11 as Conservatives stuck below 30%

One thing COVID-19 isn’t doing? Widening partisans divisions in Canada

By Bruce Anderson and David Coletto ABOUT 6 IN 10 APPROVE OF OTTAWA’S APPROACH TODAY Given the health concerns and economic challenges facing the country, it is remarkable that satisfaction with the federal government’s performance has spiked upwards in our latest polling. But perhaps even more remarkable is that the divisions that marked polling in

Canadians want a recovery that is ambitious, fair, and makes the country more self-sufficient.

By David Coletto For video interviews by Skype or Zoom or audio interviews, please contact David at 613-884-4730 or david@abacusdata.ca In early May, the Broadbent Institute commissioned Abacus Data to conduct a national public opinion survey to explore the kind of recovery Canadians want after the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey found: FINDING 1: By a

Months into COVID-19 Pandemic, Canadians would re-elect Liberal and the Prime Minister’s image improves markedly.

By Bruce Anderson and David Coletto LIBERALS HAVE AN 8-POINT LEAD NATIONALLY If an election were held at the time of the survey, the Liberals would win 39%, the Conservatives 31% and followed by the NDP at 16%, the Greens at 6%, and the BQ at 7%. At the beginning of March, the Liberals and

Abacus Data Bulletin: Canadians prefer negotiation over force but that’s not the same as support for blockades

Abacus Data Bulletins are short analyses of public opinion data we collect. For more information or media interviews, contact Bruce Anderson or David Coletto.   APPROVAL OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT Today 33% approve of the Trudeau government performance, 20% are on the fence, and 47% disapprove. Approval is down 4 points since last month and about

As 2020 begins, the Liberals maintain lead as negative impressions of the government and Mr. Trudeau decline.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our latest nationwide survey, we looked at a range of political questions. Here’s what we found: LIBERALS HAVE A 4-POINT LEAD NATIONALLY, INCLUDING A 10-POINT LEAD OUTSIDE OF ALBERTA AND SASKATCHEWAN If an election were held at the time of the survey, the Liberals would win 34%, the

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