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Canadians are divided on whether MPs should vote for Conservative committee today and force an election

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto As Canadians may be asked to vote in a snap election resulting from an impasse between the government and opposition parties, we decided to get a quick reading directly from Canadians. Between 5 pm and 9:30 pm ET last night, we surveyed 1,000 Canadian adults about the upcoming confidence

Some modestly good news for Liberals after the Throne Speech

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto After last week’s Speech from the Throne Liberal support is steady nationally at 35%, with the Conservatives five points back. NDP support is steady at 17%. The regional breaks show the Liberals ahead in BC (by 4 points), Ontario (by 8 points), Quebec (by 7 points) and Atlantic Canada

Liberals slightly ahead as the Throne Speech looms

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto An election today would see the Liberals (35%) slightly ahead of the Conservatives (32%) nationally with the NDP back at 17%. Since early this month, the Liberals are up by two, the Conservatives one, and while the NDP is down one – changes all within the margin of error.

Liberal support sags as the summer ends and O’Toole begins as Conservative leader

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto An election today would see the Liberals (33%) and Conservatives (31%) in a virtual tie in terms of national support. The NDP is further back with 18%, a level they have maintained for many months now. The regional patterns show the Liberals tied with the BQ in Quebec, virtually

As 2020 begins, the Liberals maintain lead as negative impressions of the government and Mr. Trudeau decline.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our latest nationwide survey, we looked at a range of political questions. Here’s what we found: LIBERALS HAVE A 4-POINT LEAD NATIONALLY, INCLUDING A 10-POINT LEAD OUTSIDE OF ALBERTA AND SASKATCHEWAN If an election were held at the time of the survey, the Liberals would win 34%, the

The public perception of Canadian politics as 2019 comes to a close

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Earlier this week, we completed a national survey of 1,500 Canadians and updated our federal political tracking. While not much has changed since Canadians voted on October 21, the results point to some of the strengths and weaknesses facing parties and their leaders amid the minority parliament. Here’s what

Liberals and Conservatives neck and neck as Greens rise to 12%

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto This week, we completed a nationally representative survey of 1,500 Canadians and explored their views on Canadian politics to update our regularly tracking. Early next week we will release an in-depth analysis of the Green Party’s rise and surrounding implications. For now, here’s our view of the federal political

Tracking the Impact of the SNC-Lavalin Controvery: Sunday Update

By David Coletto As the weekend comes to a close and we all adjust to the time change, I wanted to share the latest results of our daily tracking. Since February 28, we have been interviewing 300 people each day and rolling 3 days of data into a snapshot of public opinion over those three

Has the SNC-Lavalin/Wilson-Raybould Controversy Impacted Public Opinion?

By David Coletto & Bruce Anderson Over recent weeks we have been polling Canadian political attitudes regularly and feel we have a good data set to gauge the impact of the controversy to date, based on a total of more than 8,800 interviews conducted between January 30 and March 4, 2019. Between January 30 and

Trudeau, Scheer, or Singh: Who would most likely…

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto How people think about political leaders has to do with a lot of factors, well beyond their policy positions. Voters develop a sense of what kind of person they are, whether they can be trusted in different ways. To help shed light on how Canadians are thinking about the

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