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Canadian Politics: Lots of voters prefer change. Few fear it.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Economic evaluations remain more positive than negative Feelings about the economy are mixed news for all of Canada’s major political parties right now.  57% say the economy is good/very good, 43% rate it as poor/very poor. For the Conservatives, it is better that a majority see the economy as

Canadian Politics: 5 points separate 3 contenders, new poll finds.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto NDP by a nose Our latest horserace “who would you vote for tomorrow” question has the NDP, at 32% followed by the Conservatives at 29 and the Liberals at 27%. Since February, the NDP have picked up 11 points while the Liberals have lost 7 and the Conservatives have

Up For Grabs: Federal Election 2015 a Toss-Up

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Conservatives shed 5 points, NDP up 4 Our latest horserace “who would you vote for tomorrow” question shows an extremely tight race, with the Conservatives at 31% and the NDP and the Liberals at 28%.  In the provinces with the most seats and the largest sample sizes, the Liberals have

Alberta’s election was more about change, less about the NDP, say voters.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto We’ve just completed a major, in depth survey among 1,000 residents of Alberta.  The second tranche of results is described here, and more of the data will be available in the coming weeks. Our first release, from earlier this week, can be found by clicking here. WHAT HAPPENED? We

Budget propels Conservatives to 8 point lead

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Yesterday we released new polling data on how Canadians reacted to the Federal Budget and their perceptions about the economy. Today we explore voting inclinations. VOTING INTENTION The Conservative Party has opened up an 8-point lead over the Liberal Party. Across Canada, 36% of decided voters in our sample

Liberals and Tories Tied as Harper’s Negatives Rise

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Along with our study on perceptions about the Hijab and Niqb released Wednesday, our latest nationwide polling explored our monthly political tracking questions. Our findings: Across Canada, 33% of our decided voters in our sample would vote Liberal, 32% Conservative, and 23% NDP.  The Green Party polls at 6%

The Battle for Quebec: Mulcair v. Trudeau

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In 2011, the Jack Layton led New Democrats won 59 of 75 seats in Quebec. The NDP won 43% of the vote, and the Liberals only 14%. What’s different today? The NDP are polling roughly 10 points lower than their last election result and the Liberals have doubled their

Sun News: At the NDP Leadership Convention

David Coletto analyzes the potential for Brian Topp or Nathan Cullen to overtake Thomas Mulcair’s lead after the 2nd Ballot.  

Hill Times: Layton’s Legacy is Authenticity

David’s latest column in the Hill Times.

Sun News: Gauging the NDP Leadership Race

          A new national survey has found few Canadians can name more than one competitor in the NDP leadership race. David Coletto and Kristy Krikup.  

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