National Newswatch

Federal Conservatives open up 7-point lead over Liberals to start 2023: Nanos

Jan 18 2023 — — The federal Conservatives have gained a seven-point lead over the Liberals in the latest weekly ballot tracking by Nanos Research. According to 1,084 random interviews conducted during the week ending Jan. 13, Pierre Poilievre’s Conservatives would capture 35.6 per cent of the vote if an election were held today, while the Liberals would get 28.3 […]

Alberta Politics Deep Dive: Notley’s NDP leads Smith and the UCP by 8 but a core group of “reluctant” UCP voters will likely decide the election

Dec 16 2022 — David Coletto — Earlier this week I was in Calgary speaking to a business group about the political environments in Canada and Alberta. I shared some data from a new survey Abacus Data completed last week exploring the public mood as well as political opinions and perceptions. The data in this briefing comes from an online survey of […]

Premiers’ Performance: Smith divides Albertans, Ford ranks among lowest in leader approval

Dec 7 2022 — — Twas the weeks before Christmas and all through the land, Canada’s premiers were anxious to learn where they stand. Provincial constituents assessed their leaders with care. Deciding, was sound judgement recently there? Moe and Legault enjoyed moments of ease, knowing significant majorities of their electorates were pleased. Carbon taxation, causing an Ottawa-Halifax flap, but Houston […]

Majority of Canadians favour Emergencies Act invocation, poll shows

Dec 5 2022 — Marieke Walsh — The federal government’s decision to invoke the Emergencies Act to end last winter’s protracted anti-government, anti-vaccine mandate protests is largely supported by Canadians, according to a new poll. After six weeks of intense scrutiny at the inquiry into the invocation of the act, the government appears to have emerged unscathed, according to a Nanos Research […]

Health care surpasses inflation as top national issue of concern: Nanos

Dec 1 2022 — — With reports of hospital emergency rooms under strain and cases of flu, RSV and COVID-19 spiking across Canada, health care has surpassed inflation and jobs as the top national issue of concern, according to Nanos Research’s weekly tracking. The latest Nanos tracking shows a four-week change in the top unprompted national issue of concern – […]