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Politics Anyone? Who would run for office in Canada

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In next year’s federal election well over 1,000 people will register as candidates for different parties or as independent candidates. This willingness to participate in the political process is important to the health of any democracy. We recently explored the idea of political candidacy in our polling. Here are

Iraq and ISIS: Political implications of Canada’s participation

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto One of the most contentious political choices in recent months has been whether Canada should join the US and other allies in a combat role to degrade and defeat ISIS in Iraq. Our latest poll looks at how the public has been viewing the choices made by the three

Canadian Politics: Liberals lose support over last month

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest polling results, gathered over the last week among 1,248 Canadians aged 18 and over, show that: – 32% of committed voters say they would support the Liberal Party in an election held tomorrow, 30% would vote for the Conservatives and 25% say they would vote NDP. This represents

PUBLIC OPINION ON STEPHEN HARPER’S APPROACH TO FOREIGN AFFAIRS

By Bruce Anderson and David Coletto Global events have brought Canadian foreign policy into focus in recent months. Our latest poll explored how Canadians are feeling about the leadership of the government in this area. On the whole Mr. Harper has the confidence of more Canadians than not when it comes to the positions he’s

The Agenda of Canadian Voters

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto (5th of 6 releases based on our August 15-18th poll) For interviews/quotes, or to find out about our services, please contact Chairman Bruce Anderson at banderson@abacusdata.ca (613-882-0929) or CEO David Coletto at david@abacusdata.ca (613-232-2806) For years polling has tended to reinforce the notion that there is only one “top

HARPER, MULCAIR, TRUDEAU – OVERALL IMPRESSIONS

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Third of several releases in the coming two weeks. For interviews or quotes, or to find out more about our services, please contact either Chairman Bruce Anderson at banderson@abacusdata.ca (613-882-0929) or CEO David Coletto at david@abacusdata.ca (613-232-2806) The next federal election will feature different leaders for two of the

WHAT WOULD A LIBERAL OR NDP WIN MEAN?

By Bruce Anderson and David Coletto Second of several releases in the coming two week. For interviews or quotes, or to find out more about our services, please contact either Chairman Bruce Anderson at banderson@abacusdata.ca (613-882-0929) or CEO David Coletto at david@abacusdata.ca (613-232-2806) When voters ponder a change in government, they often consider whether things

Federal Politics without a BQ?

By Bruce Anderson and David Coletto Our first past the post elections can be won or lost on movements of only a few points in voter support. So, the question of what BQ voters would do, if there were no BQ candidates to vote for, is a pretty interesting one.  We’ve gone back over our

Canadians not keen on another Afghanistan

OTTAWA – A majority of Canadians are proud of the men and women who fought in Afghanistan, but would be less likely to support another similar mission, according to an exclusive poll for Sun News. The online survey found that 83% of 1,250 respondents expressed pride for those who served, but 79% felt very little

Liberal support strong despite Tory attacks: Poll

BY DAVID AKIN ,NATIONAL BUREAU CHIEF OTTAWA — Despite a steady barrage of Conservative radio ads attacking Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau over the past several months, Trudeau’s party is maintaining a healthy lead in the polls over both its major rivals. The latest Abacus Data federal vote intention poll, provided exclusively to QMI Agency, shows the

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