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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

COVID anxiety moderate to low: 6th wave hasn’t caused a spike in fear

By Bruce Anderson and David Coletto We recently completed a national survey with a sample of 2,000 Canadians from April 4 to 9, 2022. WORRIED ABOUT COVID TODAY Just under 1 in 5 people in Canada indicate they are extremely or very worried about Covid 19 today, while 59% say they are not very concerned

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

Economic anxiety and public policy: A guide to understanding your audiences today for business, policy, and political leaders

By David Coletto I’ve been thinking a lot about the occupation/protests in Ottawa. Our team has done a lot of work examining public reactions to these protests and surrounding views on the pandemic and restrictions/protections. I have also been inspired by work and insights by colleagues and others to understand the dynamics of public opinion

Burnout Nation?

By Richard Jenkins, David Coletto & Oksana Kishchuk As 2021 came to an end, we were noticing that our colleagues, friends, clients, and family members were increasingly telling us they were feeling burned out. We wondered whether this was simply anecdotal, or more widespread, so we asked a series of questions of working Canadians about

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

One Quarter of Canadians Experiencing Deteriorating Relationships Due to a Difference of Opinion Regarding COVID-19

By: Michael Monopoli As our data from last week showed, the so-called freedom convoy has been a polarizing issue for Canadians. As tensions continue to run high here in Ottawa and elsewhere across the country, we wanted to dig deeper to explore how the pandemic and subsequent public health mandates have changed how we relate

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