Public Opinion

Conservative-Progressive “Chasm” Masks Harper’s Real Chances (EKOS Research)

EKOS Research: Over the past week there has been an outpouring of reactions to the Syrian refugee crisis that run from concern to horror. The searing image of the drowned three year old pushed the…

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“Nanos nightly tracking: Tight race between Liberals and NDP continues” (CTV News)

CTV News: The NDP and the Liberals remain in a statistical tie in overnight polling by Nanos Research for CTV and The Globe and Mail. The latest numbers for the three leading parties: Liberals: 32.5…


“Odds Of Harper Winning Again Falling Fast, Projections Suggest” (The Huffington Post Canada)

Bryan Breguet (The Huffington Post Canada): Are we witnessing a Conservative collapse? Stephen Harper’s decision to have a lengthy campaign may come back to haunt him, recent polls suggest. Although the Conservatives started this election campaign…



“Campaign woes, poll numbers rattle Conservative camp” (CTV News)

CTVNews.ca Staff: With polls suggesting that Stephen Harper’s Conservatives are now in third place, the Tories may be looking to refresh their campaign. A senior Conservative strategist tells CTV’s Ottawa Bureau Chief Robert Fife that…


“Liberals picking up momentum in Ontario, B.C., according to latest seat projections” (Global News)

James Armstrong  (Global News): The Liberal party has gained momentum, according to the latest seat projections from the Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy (LISPOP), and is coming within striking distance…


“NDP or Liberal government ‘real possibilities,’ says Harper” (The Toronto Star)

Tonda MacCharles, Bruce Campion-Smith and Joanna Smith (The Toronto Star): In the face of declining poll numbers, Conservative Leader Stephen Harper said he still believes he will win the most seats come Election Day but…


“Canadians Want More Action on Refugee Crisis” (Mainstreet Research)

Mainstreet Research: A new Mainstreet/Postmedia poll finds Canadians closely watching the unfolding Syrian refugee crisis – many (48%) support a dramatic increase in refugee resettlement within Canada. With 2,506 respondents the Mainstreet Research poll conducted…


“Canadians ready to take in thousands more Syrian refugees: poll” (The Ottawa Citizen)

Christina Spencer (Ottawa Citizen): Unhappy at how the federal government has handled the Middle East refugee crisis, almost 50 per cent of Canadians want this country to take in thousands more displaced Syrians, exclusive polling…


“Conservatives slip to third as NDP, Liberals enter two-way race: Nanos poll” (CTV News)

CTVNews.ca Staff: As the marathon federal election campaign passes its halfway mark, it appears that Stephen Harper’s Conservatives are losing support while Tom Mulcair’s New Democrats have pulled into the lead. And Justin Trudeau’s Liberals…