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Tapping into the Pulse: Political public opinion polling in Canada, 2013

Tapping into the Pulse: Political public opinion polling in Canada, 2013

Language: English

Pages: 325

ISBN: B00JBEKFAQ

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Written by Éric Grenier, author of ThreeHundredEight.com, and with a foreword by Paul Adams, Associate Professor of Journalism at Carleton University, "Tapping into the Pulse: Political public opinion polling in Canada, 2013" tells the story of the year in Canadian provincial and federal politics with a special focus on polls.

Federally, this eBook tells the story of how the Liberals made incredible gains under their new leader Justin Trudeau, how the Senate scandal ate away at Conservative support, and how the New Democrats managed in their first full year under Thomas Mulcair. Provincially, it looks at the ups and downs of every premier, how and why the polls were so wrong in British Columbia, why they did the job in Nova Scotia, and what they can tell us about the political situation in Ontario and Quebec as the provinces headed towards elections in 2014. "Tapping into the Pulse" also includes reference tables of polls released throughout 2013 from most of Canada's major pollsters, making it an invaluable resource.

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their views on which party leaders were best able to handle various issues (McNeil, for example, was well ahead of Dexter on economic issues, whereas Clark had bested Dix on this question by the end of the B.C. campaign). There were leadership questions concerning likability, which showed McNeil polling significantly higher than Dexter (and Baillie making inroads). And most importantly, Abacus strove to determine how likely a voter was to head to the polls on election day. This allowed Abacus to

28 per cent. The PCs had fallen behind the NDP by 13 points in the provincial capital, and the rest of Newfoundland and Labrador was turning into a three-way race. On January 16, a small cabinet shuffle saw Tom Marshall replaced as the minister of finance by Jerome Kennedy. Shortly afterwards, Kennedy announced that the projected deficit for the next two years would balloon to over $3 billion unless serious cuts were made to government spending. “I’m not going to save $1.6 billion this year.

39 per cent support, putting it one point up on the Tories. Though the lead was well within the margin of error, the symbolism of the NDP in first was significant. The Liberals were still at just 22 per cent. Not only was the NDP up on the Tories, Michael had moved ahead of Dunderdale on who would make the best premier at 33 to 32 per cent. An Angus Reid poll from March showed that Dunderdale’s approval rating stood at just 25 per cent, with her disapproval at 73 per cent. Michael, by contrast,

Lethbridge College Citizen Society Research Lab Dr. Faron Ellis faron.ellis@lethbridgecollege.ca 3000 College Drive South Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 1L6 403-320-3422 www.lethbridgecollege.ca/go/csrl From Lethbridge College: “The Citizen Society Research Lab (CSRL) is a Lethbridge College applied research and teaching initiative specializing in quantitative public opinion studies. The CSRL has been operating as a division of Lethbridge College since 1997. We have been conducting

global and Fortune 500 companies. Probe Research has developed one of Canada’s most respected public opinion and consumer research practices and the firm regularly surveys voters on key national, provincial and regional elections. Over the years Probe Research has created, administered and marketed a range of syndicated research studies including a respected Canada-US research program on drinking water (A Clear Perspective on Water), The Business Leaders Index, a study of evolving business

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