Personalities & Impressions in Canadian Politics

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our final survey of the year, we asked Canadians to give us their impressions of a wide range of people who are or were involved in Canadian politics, from Prime Ministers, to Premiers and some of the leading names in the Conservative Party. Here are the highlights of

Popularity & Prime Ministers

Highest positives for Trudeau son & father Highest negatives for Stephen Harper By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our latest poll we asked how people felt about the last 7 people who won elections and became prime minster. The results provide some context in which to assess feelings about the two most recent election

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

NDP facing headwinds as support drops in Quebec.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto In our latest nationwide poll, only 5 points separates the Conservatives (32%) Liberals (29%) and NDP (27%). However, underneath the national figures, important trends have been developing in Quebec and Ontario, where 199 of the country’s 338 seats are at stake.  The number of undecided voters in our sample

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

Desire for change intensifies, and battle for “change vote” tightens

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto The mood of the country continued to deteriorate and the desire for change grew since our last wave of surveying. Today, just 32% say the country is heading in the right direction, a drop of 18 points since last December and the lowest we have measured since we began

Election 2015: May, Trudeau, and Mulcair images improve, Harper negatives rise.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Overall Impressions Public feelings about the leaders of Canada’s three main political parties has been shifting. Negative feelings about Stephen Harper are on the rise. Mr. Harper’s best ratings in the last 18 months were last December, when 34% were positive and 38% were negative towards the Conservative leader.

On Political Debates and Advertising

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto 19 million plan to watch leaders debate Just over 19 million Canadian adults (69%) intend to watch at least one leaders’ debate this fall, including almost 6 million (21%) who say they will watch as many as possible, according to results in our survey. The audience will be spread

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

Federal Budget a Success for Conservatives

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest nationwide polling explored several topics, which we will post over the next week. For this release, we look at feelings about the economy and the federal budget. The Economy The majority of those surveyed (56%) say the economy is in very good or good shape, compared to

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