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DURING THE RAPTORS PLAYOFF RUN, WERE CANADIANS FOLLOWING THE NBA, NHL, or MLB MORE CLOSELY?

With the Raptors’ exciting Eastern Conference run officially at a close, we asked Canadians how closely they were following a number of professional sports in mid-May. Here is what we found: 26% of Canadians at least somewhat closely followed the NHL playoffs, followed by 25% who were following the Blue Jays regular season. The Raptors’

Why American Millennials Like Trump (And How Canadians are Different)

A study published by the Harvard Institute of Politics is showing that a surprising number of millennials support US Presidential candidate, Donald Trump. The poll showed that 25% of people under 30 intend on voting for ‘the Donald’ if Hillary Clinton wins the Democratic nomination. However (as expected) Democratic nomination candidate, Bernie Sanders, remains the most

The Economy & National Politics?

Economic concerns are rising. Political preferences fairly stable. LPC 45%, CPC 28%, NDP 17% By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto A year ago, two thirds of Canadians said the economy was in good shape; one third said it was “poor”. Today, those numbers are reversed, illustrating how significant has been the shift in sentiment. Much

Canadian Politics: Broad Support for New Government

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto 1 in 2 say they Would Vote Liberal Tomorrow In our latest nationwide poll, fully 49% say that they would vote Liberal if there was an election today, signalling that the early choices made by the Trudeau government have been generally well received by voters. Conservative support today stands

Final #elxn42 poll: What do Canadians think about the leaders?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto The three main party leaders have been a huge part of the story of how this election has played out.  And the views of all three have shifted over the 11 week campaign. The biggest shift has been rapid improvement in positive feeling about Mr. Trudeau.  Only 30% said

The Case for Change vs. The Case for No Change

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Canadians split on whether the country is on the right track 37% of Canadians say the country is on the wrong track while 36% feel the opposite. Since the beginning of the campaign, the country has been remarkably split, an indicator of just why this election is so hard

Election 2015: Blue vs. Red; Orange flagging.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Liberals continue to edge upward, NDP downward In our latest horserace numbers, the Conservatives have 33% across the country, the Liberals 32%, and the NDP 24%. For both the Conservatives and Liberals these are the best levels of support we’ve seen since the election started; for the NDP, it

The Battle for the Change Vote

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Three out of four voters want change: but what does that mean? We asked the 76% of voters who said they preferred to see a change in government, whether they preferred ambitious or moderate change, and change that would be felt soon, or more gradually. We also asked which

The Race for 24 Sussex

Mulcair most popular, but has lost ground Trudeau’s campaign shows good results Harper negatives hit new high By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto After soaring from April of this year, our latest survey shows a softening of impressions of NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair. His positives sagged slightly (2 points) to 39% and his negatives jumped

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

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