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Conservatives open up an 8-point lead over the Liberals as 70%+ Canadians don’t think the Liberal government is focused enough on the cost of living, healthcare or housing.

By David Coletto From January 27 to 30, 2023, Abacus Data conducted a nationally representative survey of 1,500 Canadian adults. The survey asked several questions about the political landscape that we track as part of our regular national omnibus surveys. Here’s what we found: THE PUBLIC MOOD CONTINUES TO WORSEN Today, fewer Canadians think the

Conservatives lead Liberals by 4 as inflation, healthcare, and the economy in focus.

By David Coletto If an election were held today, 35% would vote for the Conservative Party, 31% for the Liberal Party, 18% for the NDP, and 7% for the BQ. There have been little change since the end of November. The Conservatives are ahead in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The Conservatives and Liberals

Millions Following Emergencies Act Commission. Most are Concluding Ottawa Had No Better Choice

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto ATTENTION PAID TO THE EMERGENCIES ACT COMMISSION About 1 in 5 people (16%) say they have been following the commission hearings closely, and another 50% “a little” while 34% are not following it at all. Conservative (21%), Liberal (20%), and NDP (16%) voters are about as likely to be

Conservatives lead Liberals by 3. Liberals trail on cost of living and the economy

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto If an election were held today, 34% would vote for the Conservative Party, 31% for the Liberal Party, 18% for the NDP and 6% for the BQ. The Conservatives are ahead in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The Conservatives also have a small 3-point advantage in Ontario. In

After One Week: The Conservatives lead by 5 over the Liberals

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We just completed a national survey of 1,990 Canadian adults from September 11 to 14, 2022. VOTE INTENTION If an election were held today, 35% would vote for the Conservative Party, 30% for the Liberal Party, 17% for the NDP and 9% for the BQ. All the interviews for

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%

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