National Newswatch

PC support is sliding as Greenbelt fallout continues, poll suggests

Sep 5 2023 — Rob Ferguson — The $8.28-billion Greenbelt land swap scandal appears to be taking a bigger bite out of Premier Doug Ford’s support the longer it drags on, a pollster says. “It’s been a bad summer for Doug Ford,” Abacus Data chief executive David Coletto said Tuesday, a day after Steve Clark’s resignation as municipal affairs and housing minister […]

Canadians want urgent climate action, but cost of living stands in the way: poll

Sep 1 2023 — — A growing majority of Canadians say more needs to be done by government and business to combat the climate crisis, a new poll suggests. Many respondents agree this year’s record-breaking wildfire season has driven home the need for urgent action. However, those Canadians are torn over when action should be taken, according to the Ipsos […]

Conservatives maintain months-long lead over Liberals, as Canadians’ economic anxiety rises: Nanos

Aug 31 2023 — — The Conservatives are solidifying their lead over the Liberals, while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre are neck-and-neck for preferred prime minister, according to weekly tracking from Nanos Research. The latest Nanos numbers show the Conservatives ahead of the Liberals with 33.1 per cent and 29.7 per cent respectively. The NDP are […]

Conservative Party gaining ground in Quebec: poll

Aug 21 2023 — — The Conservatives haven’t traditionally done well with Quebec voters, but new polling is showing the official Opposition is gaining support among the electorate. The Conservative Party of Canada (25 per cent) is trailing right behind the Liberals, who now have 28 per cent support of Quebec voters, according to a recent Pallas Data poll. The […]

What Canadians know about and think of Pierre Poilievre

Aug 21 2023 — — With the Conservative Party launching a new ad campaign to profile its leader Pierre Polievre and the Conservatives holding a sizeable national lead over the Liberals, the Toronto Star and its polling partner Abacus Data, launched a project to examine how Canadians would react to the campaign and their introduction to the Conservative Party leader. […]

Three-in-Five Canadians Side with Human-Made Climate Change

Aug 18 2023 — Mario Canseco — The proportion of Canadians who think humans are responsible for global warming has dropped over the past year, a new Research Co. poll has found. In the online survey of a representative national sample, 60% of Canadians think climate change is a fact and is mostly caused by emissions from vehicles and industrial facilities, down […]

Cruel Summer: Trudeau’s Liberals trail opposition CPC by seven points at midway mark of federal election cycle

Aug 14 2023 — — Trudeau maintains personal appeal advantage over Poilievre; 39% approve of PM’s performance. A challenging summer for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau personally, as he and his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, announced they would be separating, is becoming a challenging summer politically. A new study from the non-profit Angus Reid Institute finds Trudeau’s Liberal Party behind the […]

Carbon tax ineffective in curbing fuel emissions, majority of Canadians say

Aug 6 2023 — — Two-thirds of Canadians now say it a poor time to increase the price on carbon, with a majority saying they believe raising prices on gas is an ineffective approach for curbing fuel emissions. This is according to a survey conducted by Nanos Research and commissioned by CTV News intended to better understand Canadian perception towards […]

Conservatives lead by 10 before federal Cabinet shuffle

Jul 26 2023 — David Coletto — From July 20 to 25, 2023, Abacus Data conducted a national survey of 2,486 adults exploring several topics related to Canadian politics and current events as part of our regular national omnibus surveys. In this survey, we oversample Ontario to a total of 1,004 and Atlantic Canada to 435 . As the Prime Minister is […]

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