National Newswatch

Liberal-NDP deal: By 2 to 1 margin, public thinks it will be good rather than bad for Canada

Mar 28 2022 — Bruce Anderson and David Coletto — In a time when many people don’t follow politics closely, the fact that 64% say that they were aware of the arrangement announced this week indicates that it cut through as being something worth paying attention to for many people. Awareness levels were fairly similar across Canada’s regions – above 60% everywhere but in Atlantic […]

Public opinion in flux over COVID rules and political unrest caused by protests and convoys

Feb 18 2022 — Bruce Anderson and David Coletto — Sometimes the conversation and coverage of COVID-19 makes it sound like masks, distancing, vaccinations and other measures have all been imposed by government on unwilling citizens. That would be a bad take. And while things are changing right now, most Canadians still prefer caution over risk when it comes to COVID and public policy measures. […]

Pandemic frustration may be running high, but more don’t side with the so-called “Freedom Convoy”

Feb 3 2022 — Bruce Anderson and David Coletto — Two out of three (68%) interviewed in our latest nationwide poll feel they have “very little in common with how the protestors in Ottawa see things”, while 32% say they “have a lot in common.” Those who are more likely to feel aligned with the protestors are People’s Party voters (82%), Green Party voters (57%), […]

16 Days to Go: A statistical tie between the Liberals and Conservatives as those thinking the Conservatives will win continues to rise

Sep 5 2021 — Bruce Anderson and David Coletto — We just completed a national survey of 2,692 Canadians eligible to vote in the current federal election (September 1 to 4, 2021). 62% of the interviews were done after the TVA French-language debate on Thursday evening. We will have a new release out on Tuesday with a large sample to assess the TVA debate. Here’s […]

Into week three, the Liberals (33%) and Conservatives (32%) are neck and neck, with the NDP trailing at 22%. But Conservatives are now ahead among likely voters.

Aug 31 2021 — Bruce Anderson and David Coletto — We just completed a national survey of 2,000 Canadians eligible to vote in the current federal election (August 24 to 29, 2021). Here’s what we are seeing: If an election were held now, the Liberals would win 33% of the vote (unchanged from last week), the Conservatives 32% (up 3), the NDP 22% (down 1), […]