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Deadlocked: Liberals and Conservatives head to Fall session one point apart

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We just completed a national survey of 1,500 Canadian adults from August 26 to 30, 2022. If an election were held today, 33% would vote for the Conservative Party, 32% for the Liberal Party, 19% for the NDP and 7% for the BQ. These numbers are all within the

Conservative lead widens as unhappiness with federal government and Prime Minister Trudeau grows

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We just completed a national survey of 2,400 Canadian adults from July 22 to 27, 2022. NATIONAL MOOD  Today 33% of Canadians think the country is headed in the right direction, which is 8-10 points below where things were a year ago. Views of the direction of the world

Public mood dips, government approval softens and PM negatives up

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We just completed a national survey of 1,500 Canadian adults from July 11 to 17, 2022. NATIONAL MOOD SLIDES FOUR POINTS IN A MONTH The number of people who say Canada is heading in the right direction continues its downward trajectory with 33% feeling positively (down 2 since June

Softening support for the government as the House rises

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We just completed a national survey of 3,026 Canadian adults from June 17 to 23, 2022. NATIONAL MOOD SLIDES FOUR POINTS The number of people who say Canada is heading in the right direction, is at 35%, down 4 points from mid-April, and one of the weaker results we

Pierre Poilievre may have the advantage, but his popularity is softening: New Abacus polling on Canadian politics.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest nationwide public opinion survey shows little change on several of the variables that we track, but we do see evidence that Pierre Poilievre has lost some popularity over the last few weeks. VOTE INTENTION & VOTER POOLS Since 2022 began, the Liberals have been tracking between 30%

Political preferences are stable, as Canada exits pandemic, copes with inflation

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest nationwide public opinion survey shows little movement over the last couple of months. Since 2022 began, the Liberals have been tracking between 30% and 33%, and so has the Conservative Party. The most recent results find the Conservatives with 33%, Liberals 31% and NDP at 19%. Since

Liberals and Conservatives statistically tied as the opinion environment holds steady amid global and domestic shocks.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We recently completed a national survey with a sample of 2,000 Canadian adults from April 4 to 9, 2022. Most of the interviews were completed prior to the federal budget released on April 7. Yesterday, we shared some data on how Canadians might react to Pierre Poilievre’s campaign narrative.

Liberal-NDP deal: By 2 to 1 margin, public thinks it will be good rather than bad for Canada

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We recently completed a national survey with a sample of 1,500 Canadian adults from March 22 to 25, 2022. All the interviews were completed after news of the Liberal-NDP confidence and supply agreement was reported. PUBLIC MOOD & GOVERNMENT APPROVAL The mood of the country has improved markedly from

Conservative Leadership Campaign: Initial impressions of declared/potential candidates

By David Coletto We were in the field at the end of February (Feb 23-Mar 1) and asked Canadians their impression of four declared/possible Conservative Party leadership candidates. Jean Charest would start the race with higher name recognition than Poilievre and about similar favourables nationally (gen pop). Patrick Brown is much less known, especially outside

Emergency measures: Government approval holds as Liberals and Conservatives deadlocked

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We recently completed a national survey with a larger than normal sample size of 5,200 Canadian adults completed from February 17 to 22, 2022. Here is what we found: PUBLIC MOOD & GOVERNMENT APPROVAL The mood of the country is unchanged from our last reading, with 34% feeling the

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