Regrets about the Liberal win? So far, voters have few.

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Six months have passed since the last federal election, and voters have had a chance to know more about the people they put in office and assess the government’s performance. Here’s what our latest political mood data looks like: • 46% say they’d vote Liberal tomorrow, 27% Conservative and

Final #elxn42 Poll: Expected Winner and Best Performing Leader

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Throughout the campaign, we’ve been keeping an eye on how voters are predicting the outcome, as this can sometimes have an impact on their own decisions, strategic or otherwise.  In August of 2014, a year before the writs were dropped, 39% thought the Liberals would win, 25% picked the

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

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

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

Federal Liberals ahead by 25 in Newfoundland and Labrador; NDP vote up 12 since March

By David Coletto According to a new VOCM-Abacus Data random telephone survey of 722 eligible voters in Newfoundland and Labrador conducted from June 17 to 21, 2015, the federal Liberal Party led by Justin Trudeau continues to hold a big lead in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Liberals have the support of 53% of committed voters

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

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

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