National Newswatch

Assessment of the Trudeau Government at Year End

Dec 28 2018 — Bruce Anderson and David Coletto — OVERALL APPROVAL OF THE TRUDEAU GOVERNMENT. Across the country, 42% approve of the performance of the Trudeau government, and 39% disapprove. Approval is down 3 points since November while disapproval is up five points. Since March 2018, the government’s approval rating has hovered between 42% and 45% with disapproval ranging from 34% to 41%.

Most Canadians would vote for the USMCA deal

Oct 16 2018 — Bruce Anderson and David Coletto — In our latest national survey, we asked several questions about the recently agreed to trilateral trade deal (USMCA) which is proposed to replace NAFTA. Here is what we found: Across the country, 59% believe that it was a “good step” for Canada to decide to enter this agreement, based on what they have heard or […]

Ontario PCs lead amidst slight Liberal recovery and NDP slide

Oct 9 2018 — Ihor Korbabicz — Premier Ford was swept into power by an intense desire for change incubated over a long stretch of provincial Liberal governments and under a historically disliked premier. In Abacus Data’s first poll months since the Ontario PC win, we find that while most Ontarians still have negative views of the premier, few PC voters have […]

Do you love oil? Hate oil? Either way, you’re in the minority.

Oct 2 2018 — Bruce Anderson — In our most recent national public opinion survey, we explored one of the most contentious topics in Canadian politics – oil – and found most people don’t find it all that contentious. When asked if they loved oil, hated oil, or “don’t have strong feelings about oil, it’s just a product that has some uses”, […]

Liberal Re-Election Hopes?

Sep 28 2018 — Bruce Anderson — As of today, 42% of voters say they would like to see the Liberals re-elected next year, and 58% say they would prefer to see a different party take power in Ottawa. To put this in context, the Liberal Party won in 2015 with 39% of the vote – so 42% can be enough, but […]

Canadian Perspectives on Pharmacare

Sep 13 2018 — Bruce Anderson — Today, 77% say that the medicines they need are affordable or “affordable enough” while 23% say they are unaffordable. Those who do not have private or group health insurance coverage are about three times more likely to say the medicines they need are unaffordable.