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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

Crowded Out: What Canada’s professional musicians say the impact of the pandemic has been on their lives, art, and, work.

By David Coletto The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the lives and incomes of Canada’s professional musicians. Not only have live events been cancelled or postponed this year, but the outlook for 2021 is not promising. According to a national survey of over 700 professional musicians commissioned by Music Canada, most professional

Canadian do not want to speed up return to normal activities – America is a cautionary tale.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto When asked to assess the speed at which different governments are moving to return to normal activities, most Canadians say the current pace is appropriate or things are going to fast. Few think the federal or provincial governments are moving too slowly. Most think the Trump Administration is moving

COVID-19: Almost as many feel mental health impacts as feel financial woes.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our last national survey, we asked Canadians to what extent the pandemic has impacted different aspects of their lives. Here’s what we found: Almost as many Canadians report the pandemic has had a negative impact on their mental health as those who say it has had a negative

1 in 4 Canadians never wear a mask but making it mandatory finds little resistance

By Bruce Anderson and David Coletto Last week in a national survey of 1,500 Canadian adults we asked some questions about wearing masks as a way to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Here’s what we found: A third of Canadians always wear a mask when they enter a public place like a retail outlet and

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%

Poll: A full recovery has to include those living in poverty and unstable condition

A new poll finds Canadians recognize the risk those in refugee camps face over COVID-19 and the need to stop the spread of the virus everywhere before a full recovery can begin. David Coletto & Oksana Kishchuk In mid-May, Abacus Data conducted a national public opinion survey commissioned by World Vision, a global relief, development,

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

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