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Canadian Politics: A Generational Divide?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In many markets these days, generational differences in outlook and priorities are important. Over the coming months, as part of Abacus’ market leading work in understanding the role of generation in decision-making, we will highlight how four age groups compare (18 to 29, 30 to 44, 45 to 59,

Canadian Politics: Lots of voters prefer change. Few fear it.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Economic evaluations remain more positive than negative Feelings about the economy are mixed news for all of Canada’s major political parties right now.  57% say the economy is good/very good, 43% rate it as poor/very poor. For the Conservatives, it is better that a majority see the economy as

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

We like where we live, especially if it’s Vancouver.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We asked 1,500 Canadians at the end of May to tell us about where they live. Here are the highlights: 16% think their community is the “best place in the world to live”. Comparing Canada’s three biggest cities, 30% in Vancouver think they live in the best place in

Federal Liberals ahead by 25 in Newfoundland and Labrador; NDP vote up 12 since March

By David Coletto According to a new VOCM-Abacus Data random telephone survey of 722 eligible voters in Newfoundland and Labrador conducted from June 17 to 21, 2015, the federal Liberal Party led by Justin Trudeau continues to hold a big lead in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Liberals have the support of 53% of committed voters

On Political Debates and Advertising

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto 19 million plan to watch leaders debate Just over 19 million Canadian adults (69%) intend to watch at least one leaders’ debate this fall, including almost 6 million (21%) who say they will watch as many as possible, according to results in our survey. The audience will be spread

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

Budget propels Conservatives to 8 point lead

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Yesterday we released new polling data on how Canadians reacted to the Federal Budget and their perceptions about the economy. Today we explore voting inclinations. VOTING INTENTION The Conservative Party has opened up an 8-point lead over the Liberal Party. Across Canada, 36% of decided voters in our sample

Federal Budget a Success for Conservatives

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest nationwide polling explored several topics, which we will post over the next week. For this release, we look at feelings about the economy and the federal budget. The Economy The majority of those surveyed (56%) say the economy is in very good or good shape, compared to

Liberals and Tories Tied as Harper’s Negatives Rise

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Along with our study on perceptions about the Hijab and Niqb released Wednesday, our latest nationwide polling explored our monthly political tracking questions. Our findings: Across Canada, 33% of our decided voters in our sample would vote Liberal, 32% Conservative, and 23% NDP.  The Green Party polls at 6%

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