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Ipsos/Reuters Poll (June 23): Core Political Approval

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Washington, DC — Barack Obama’s approval rating remains positive, at 50% this week     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (June 16): Core Political Approval

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Washington, DC — Barack Obama’s approval rating is at 48% this week. This is the fourth week in a row where the President’s approval rating has (narrowly) exceeded his disapproval rating     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (June 9): Core Political Approval

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Washington, DC —Barack Obama’s approval rating slides to 49% this week. But, this is the third week in a row where the President’s approval rating has (narrowly) exceeded his disapproval rating     


More Americans Believe United States Should Dedicate Resources to the International Criminal Court (ICC)

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Washington, DC—More Americans Believe United States Should Dedicate Resources to the International Criminal Court (ICC)     


International Perspectives of Clinton vs. Trump

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Washington, DC —In a new twenty-five country poll by Ipsos, we find that around the world citizens are very concerned with the ramifications of a Trump presidency     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (June 2): Core Political Approval

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Washington, DC —Barack Obama’s approval rating is up to 52% this week. This is the highest approval rating the Reuters/Ipsos poll has shown since 2012     


Summary Report – Attitudes Toward Various Issues In Relation to Israel, Among the American & British Public

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Washington, DC —The general mindset of the American public towards Israel is more positive than the mindset of the British public     


Putting the 2016 Election into Context: Nativism and the Paradigm Shift

Friday, May 27, 2016

Washington, DC —Ipsos' Clifford Young puts the 2016 election into context in his Nativism and Paradigm shift presentation.     


The Basis of Popular Support in Latin America: A Special Look at Brazil and Venezuela

Friday, May 27, 2016

Washington, DC —Ipsos' Clifford Young takes a look at the basis of popular support in Latin America, specifically in Brazil and Venezuela in this presentation.     


Nativism and the 2016 US Elections: Putting Trump into Context

Friday, May 27, 2016

Washington, DC —Ipsos' Clifford Young puts Trump into context in his Nativism and the 2016 elections presentation.     


Memorial Day Brings Out a More Unified America

Friday, May 27, 2016

Washington, DC - Despite the apparent gap between Red State and Blue State America propelled by this crazy election season, Americans are actually more alike than different when it comes to celebrating Memorial Day. We all want to celebrate a good holiday.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (May 26): Core Political Approval

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Washington, DC —Barack Obama’s approval rating is at 47% this week     


Majority (63%) of Canadians Say Trudeau Elbow Incident is “No Big Deal” as Approval Ratings (62%) Remain Strong

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Toronto, ON – While “elbowgate” has dominated news headlines and columns for nearly a week now, a majority (63%) of Canadians believe the incident was no big deal, and it doesn’t appear to have hurt Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s approval rating, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted exclusively for Global News.     


Three Quarters (73%) of Canadians Say Electoral Reform Shouldn’t Proceed Without National Referendum

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Toronto, ON — Most Canadians believe that electoral reform should not proceed without a national referendum, and that the Liberal government’s campaign promises and majority mandate does not give them license to change the electoral system despite opposition, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (May 20): Core Political Approval

Friday, May 20, 2016

Washington, DC —Barack Obama’s approval rating is at 48% this week     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (May 13): Core Political Approval

Friday, May 13, 2016

Washington, DC — Barack Obama’s approval rating is at 47% this week     


Majority of Canadians Believe their Personal, Confidential Information Held by Government is Vulnerable to Security Breaches

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Toronto, ON – A majority of Canadians believe that their personal, confidential information held by all levels of government is vulnerable to a security breach, including non-authorized internal access or an external data hack and theft, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Accenture.     


Ipsos/Global News Alberta Poll: The NDP Government 1 Year Later

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Calgary, AB - These are the findings of an Ipsos poll conducted from April 27 to May 2, 2016, on behalf of Global News. A sample of 804 Alberta residents aged 18 and over (no upper limit) were interviewed online via the Ipsos I-Say panel. Quota sampling and weighting was employed to ensure that the sample reflects the population of Alberta. The accuracy of Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the results are considered accurate to within +/- 3.9 percentage points, 19 times out of 20, of what the results would have been had all adults in Alberta been polled.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (May 5): Core Political Approval

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Washington, DC —Barack Obama’s approval rating is at 49% this week     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (April 28): Core Political Approval

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Washington, DC —Barack Obama’s approval rating is at 46% this week     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (April 22): Core Political Approval

Friday, April 22, 2016

Washington, DC —Barack Obama’s approval rating continues to improve, up to 49% this week.     


"Taking America Back": Reasons and Meaning

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Washington, DC - Trump has forcefully pushed a strong "American Exceptionalism" rejuvenation narrative typified by his campaign slogan -- "MAKE America Great Again!"     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (April 15): Core Political Approval

Friday, April 15, 2016

Washington, DC —Barack Obama’s approval is up to 48% this week.     


Impeaching Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff: What do the Polling Numbers Say?

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Washington, DC - President Dilma Rousseff is under real threat of being forcibly removed from office for alleged financial crimes.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (April 6): Core Political Approval

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Washington, DC —Barack Obama’s approval remains at 46% this week.     


Trump’s “America First” in Historical Context

Monday, April 04, 2016

Washington, DC —Historical Resonance of Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric     


Ipsos Nativism Poll (April 4)

Monday, April 04, 2016

Washington, DC —42% of Americans agree that to fix America, we need a strong leader willing to break the rules.     


Trump, It’s the Men Stupid!?

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Washington, DC - Over the last week, Trump’s numbers across the board have tanked: fav scores, likability, primary vote share, general election vote share, etc. This implosion has been attributed (and rightly so) to Trump’s consistent and relentless slights against women. No need to cite the events as the list is very long.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (March 31): Core Political Approval

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Washington, DC —Barack Obama’s approval is at 46% this week     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (March 28): Core Political Approval

Monday, March 28, 2016

Washington, DC —Barack Obama’s approval is at 45% this week     


Trump’s “America First” in Global Context

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Washington, DC - Donald Trump is winning on his "Make America Great" appeal. His message has a strong “American-First” and “Anti-Immigrant” undertone which resonates with the Republican base.     


Republicans Seen as Stronger on Terrorism

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Washington, DC - Electorally speaking, terrorist attacks like the one in Brussels are more likely to benefit Republicans than Democrats.     


Health Care (40%), Tax Cuts (34%), Increasing Taxes on the Wealthy (28%), Cutting the Deficit (28%) and Help for the Middle Class (28%) Top Canadians’ Budget Priorities

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Toronto, ON – Canadians have outlined their priorities for the Liberal government’s inaugural budget, with healthcare, taxes, the deficit and relief for the middle class at the top of the list, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted exclusively for Global News.     


Slim Majority (55%) of Canadians Support Modest Budget Deficit of $10B, But Support Drops Substantially for Higher Deficit

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Toronto, ON – In anticipation of the Trudeau government’s inaugural budget on Tuesday, Canadians appear willing to support a modest budget deficit of $10 billion, but most oppose a deficit greater than what the Liberals pledged during last year’s election, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News.     


Paradise Lost: Increasing Pessimism among Middle Class White Americans

Friday, March 18, 2016

Washington, DC - Over the last 20 years, White Americans have become increasingly less likely to believe that they are materially better off than their parents. This notion is of course a fundamental tenet of the American Dream.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (March 18): Core Political Approval

Friday, March 18, 2016

Washington, DC —Barack Obama’s approval is at 46% this week     


Two Thirds (66%) of Canadians Approve of Trudeau Government’s Performance

Friday, March 18, 2016

Toronto, ON – Riding high from the Official State Visit to Washington D.C. last week, Canadians still appear to be in the honeymoon phase with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted exclusively for Global News. Approval ratings of the Trudeau government overall and its management of the economy, specifically, are high, but Canadians appear to be taking a wait-and-see attitude, giving the government the benefit of the doubt for the time being.     


Corruption, the PT and Lava Jato

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Washington, DC - These are the findings from a study by Ipsos Public Affairs (Brazil) about corruption, the PT and Lava Jato. The full report is available for download on the right side of the page.     


Rock the Vote / USA Today Millennial Poll – March 2016

Monday, March 14, 2016

These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted March 3-10, 2016 on behalf of USA Today. Detailed tables are available for download.     


Canadian Economic Confidence Remains at Lowest Point in Over 20 Years

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Toronto, ON – Canadian economic confidence is at its lowest point in over 20 years, according to a new Ipsos poll provided exclusively to Global News. The poll has found that just 36% of Canadians would rate the current economic situation in Canada as ‘good’ (2% very/34% somewhat), compared to 64% who say the economy is ‘bad’ (13% very/51% somewhat). The proportion who says the economy is in good shape is up 2 points since last month, which was the lowest proportion recorded (34%) since tracking began in 1994.     


Americans Talk Policy amid Trudeau State Visit to Washington: Half (50%) of Americans Concerned that Syrian Refugees Admitted to Canada Could Pose Security Threat to United States

Friday, March 11, 2016

Toronto, ON – Amid Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s official State Visit to Washington D.C. to meet with President Barack Obama, a new Ipsos poll conducted for Global News has gauged where Americans stand on key policy issues impacting Canada and the United States, from security to trade and bilateral relations. The meeting comes as most (83%) Americans agree (36% strongly/46% somewhat) that they “view Canada as an equal partner with the U.S. on North American matters”, while two in ten (17%) disagree (4% strongly/13% somewhat) that Canada is an equal partner.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (March 10): Core Political Approval

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Washington, DC —Barack Obama’s approval is at 45% this week.     


Americans Pessimistic about Economic Opportunities and Current Political Climate

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Washington, DC — Americans pessimistic about economic opportunities and current political climate.     


Mr. Trudeau Goes to Washington: While Most (68%) Americans can Identify the Canadian Prime Minister, a Majority (54%) Agrees They Don’t Really Care about Justin Trudeau’s State Visit

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Toronto, ON – As Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives in Washington D.C. for an official State Visit with U.S. President Barack Obama, a new Ipsos poll of Americans conducted for Global News has revealed that while most Americans can identify the Canadian Prime Minister from a list, a majority doesn’t really care about his State Visit.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (March 3): Core Political Approval

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Washington, DC —Barack Obama’s approval remains at 47% this week.     


Unemployment/Jobs and Taxes Now Top Two Issues in Canada, Healthcare Drops to Third

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Toronto, ON - The national issue agenda among Canadians continues to evolve over the short and long-term. Healthcare, unemployment/jobs, taxes, and poverty/social inequality continue to occupy the top four spots. However, unemployment/jobs has broken from the pack, while taxes has overtaken healthcare in second. Immigration control has now solidified its fifth place standing.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (February 26): Core Political Approval

Friday, February 26, 2016

Washington, DC — Barack Obama’s approval is at 47% this week.     


Trump and Sanders: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Monday, February 22, 2016

Washington, DC - On Tuesday, February 16, Clifford Young, President of U.S. Public Affairs with Ipsos presented findings at the Project for the Study of the 21st Century (PS21) event on "The Insurgent Candidates: Trump and Sanders - What Do They Mean and Can They Make It?".     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (February 19): Core Political Approval

Friday, February 19, 2016

Washington, DC — Barack Obama’s approval is at 45% this week.     


A Majority of Americans in Favor of Drafting Women, As Well As Men, Should the Military Draft be Reinstated

Friday, February 12, 2016

Washington, DC - Nearly two thirds of Americans favor drafting women, as well as men, if the military draft were reinstated (63%), according to a recent poll conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. This figure is up significantly since 2005, where 42% favored this notion.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (February 11): Core Political Approval

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Washington, DC — Barack Obama’s approval is at 45% this week.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Zika Virus

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Washington, DC — These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Thomson Reuters about the Zika virus. For the Reuters article, please click here.     


Ipsos Nativism Poll (February 10)

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Washington, DC —47% of Americans agree America is no longer the greatest country on earth.     


Ipsos & College of Mount Saint Vincent Public Policy Study

Monday, February 08, 2016

Washington, DC — Ipsos Public Affairs conducted an online study of 1,251 US adults on a range of public policy and political issues for the Fishlinger Center at the College of Mount Saint Vincent. The study examined the current state of the US presidential election in addition to the public’s attitude on various public policy issues related to US elections. The Fishlinger Center has issued a press release looking at voting intent at the outset of the primary season. The question wording and results for these questions is posted here for review.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (February 4): Core Political Approval

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Washington, DC — Barack Obama’s approval is at 46% this week.     


Ipsos Nativism Poll (January 26)

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Washington, DC —32% of Republicans compared to 18% of Democrats agree 'more and more, I don't identify with what America has become'.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Bill and Hillary Clinton

Friday, January 22, 2016

Washington, DC — These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Thomson Reuters about Bill and Hillary Clinton. For the Reuters article, please click here.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (January 21): Core Political Approval

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Washington, DC — Barack Obama’s approval is at 45% this week.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Ted Cruz Presidential Eligibility

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Washington, DC — These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Reuters about Ted Cruz. For the Reuters article, please click here.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Gun Control

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Washington, DC — These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Reuters about gun control. For the Reuters article, please click here.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (January 14): Core Political Approval

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Washington, DC — Barack Obama’s approval continues to climb to 48% (Fieldwork conducted before and after the SOTU address).     


Rock the Vote / USA Today Millennial Poll – January 2016

Monday, January 11, 2016

These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted January 4-7, 2016 on behalf the USA today. Detailed tables are available for download.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (January 7): Core Political Approval

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Washington, DC — Barack Obama’s approval rebounds to 44% in the New Year.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (December 31): Core Political Approval

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Washington, DC - Barack Obama’s approval is at 41%.     


Politics Poll 2015

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Toronto, ON — These are the findings of an Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News, and available for download on the right side of the page.     


Top Canadian News Story 2015

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Toronto, ON — These are the findings of an Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News, and available for download on the right side of the page.     


Top International News Story 2015

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Toronto, ON — These are the findings of an Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News, and available for download on the right side of the page.     


Ipsos Nativism Poll (December 28)

Monday, December 28, 2015

Washington, DC —58% of Republicans compared to 41% of Democrats agree 'these days I feel like a stranger in my own country'.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (December 23): Core Political Approval

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Washington, DC - Barack Obama’s approval remains at 42%.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (December 17): Core Political Approval

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Washington, DC - Barack Obama’s approval is at 42%.     


Ipsos Calls 2016 Election for Obi Wan Kenobi

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Washington, DC – In a new poll pitting characters from the Star Wars franchise against actual presidential candidates, Ipsos finds that the American public would prefer to elect the iconic Jedi Obi Wan Kenobi than any other challenger. Outside of the political realm, the Ipsos poll established that America’s favorite Star Wars character is Luke Skywalker, who captured 21% of respondents, followed closely by Han Solo, Yoda and Obi Wan Kenobi. The remainder of the poll pitted main Star Wars characters in hypothetical matchups with the frontrunners in the actual Presidential race, yielding some surprising results.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (December 10): Core Political Approval

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Washington, DC - Barack Obama’s approval is at 41%     


Ipsos: Holiday Movies Unite the Political Spectrum

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Washington, DC – In what many have called the most politically divisive time in American politics, and with political candidates on both sides of the aisle increasingly seen as ‘radicals’ by their opponents, a new poll conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs shows the between “Red States” and “Blue States,” that public rates iconic holiday films in nearly identical ways. Where the voting population is lining up to support candidates on the far side of their respective ideologies, holiday movies seem to be a “uniter” rather than a “divider.”     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (December 3): Core Political Approval

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Washington, DC - Barack Obama’s approval is at 44%, up slightly from recent trends.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (November 25): Core Political Approval

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Washington, DC - Barack Obama’s approval remains at 42%.     


In Wake of Paris Terror Attacks, Six in Ten (60%) Canadians Oppose Government’s Plan to Settle 25,000 Refugees by End of Year

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Toronto, ON – In the wake of the terror attacks that devastated Paris one week ago, a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News has revealed that a majority of Canadians disagree (60%) with the government’s plan to settle 25,000 refugees in Canada before the end of the year. Moreover, two in three (68%) Canadians support the use of Canadian Forces fighter jets in air strikes against ISIS, meaning that on both of these issues the government appears to be facing strong public-opinion headwinds. When it comes to the Prime Minister’s campaign pledge to remove Canadian Fighter Jets from Iraq and Syria, Canadians are split on whether Trudeau should stay committed to his pledge and ground the jets or continue bombing ISIS.     


Americans Concerned about Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement

Friday, November 20, 2015

Washington, DC – In a recent poll conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of the Alliance for American Manufacturing, the data shows that while most American registered voters are not very familiar with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), they are concerned about supporting American jobs and a fair economic playing field.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: SCOTUS Abortion Case

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Washington, DC - Americans remain divided on abortion with roughly similar numbers believing it should be legal in most or all cases (43%) as illegal in most or all cases (41%). Like the divide on abortion overall, Americans are also divided on who should be making laws on abortion with roughly equal numbers saying the states (34%) as the federal government (36%) as are unsure (30%).     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (November 19): Core Political Approval

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Washington, DC - Barack Obama's approval remains at 42%.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (November 16): Core Political Approval

Monday, November 16, 2015

Washington, DC - Barack Obama's approval currently stands at 43%.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (November 5): Core Political Approval

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Barack Obama’s approval currently stands at 42%.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Post-Republican Debate

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Washington, D.C. - In our first poll data since the CNBC Republican Debate on October 28, Donald Trump has reclaimed sole leadership of the Republican contest among Republicans with 31% of the vote. Ben Carson, who had pulled into a tie with Trump pre-debate, has fallen back to 18% of Republicans. Marco Rubio has pulled into a tie for 3rd at 10% (with Jeb Bush). Among Republicans, Trump (22%), Rubio (15%), Carson (13%) and Ted Cruz (12%) are seen as having done the best job in the debate.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (October 29): Core Political Approval

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Barack Obama’s approval currently stands at 43%.     


One in Three (32%) Americans think the Economy will Improve with a New President in the White House

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

New York, NY – With the primaries around the corner in the new year, Americans are starting to think about the Presidential Election and the impact a new president will have on the country. In an Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of RBC Wealth Management, one in three (32%) Americans think the economy will improve with a new president in the White House. However, 51% think there will be no change in the economy and only 17% think it will worsen.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Bill Clinton’s Role in Hillary Clinton’s Campaign

Friday, October 23, 2015

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on Bill Clinton's role in Hillary Clinton's campaign. For the Reuters article, please click here.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Post-Democratic Debate

Friday, October 23, 2015

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on the post-Democratic debate. For the Reuters article, please click here.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (October 22): Core Political Approval

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Barack Obama’s approval currently stands at 42% above his recent lows but below the average of around 45% earlier this year.     


End of an Era: For a Second Time, a Trudeau is Headed to 24 Sussex as Liberals Poised to Win Election

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Toronto, ON – The end of the Harper era is nigh as Justin Trudeau and the Liberals are poised to win the election, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News. For the first time in Canadian history a father and a son will have been Prime Minister.     


What’s Driving who Canadians will Vote for on Election Day: Economy, Taxes and the Desire for Change ‘Absolutely Critical’

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Toronto, ON – The economy, taxation and a desire for change are driving factors in this election that will disproportionately determine who Canadians will vote for on Election Day, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Pre-Democratic Debate

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Over half (57%) of registered voters (and 62% of the public) were not aware of the first Democrats debate between the candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination. Fewer than half (45%) of Democrats were aware the debate was coming up. For the Reuters article, please click here.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (October 15): Core Political Approval

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Barack Obama’s approval has recovered a bit, up to 43%. Eight-in-ten (83%) Republicans, 69% of Independents, and 35% of Democrats think that things in this country are “off on the wrong track”.     


Liberals (37%) Pull Well Ahead of Conservatives (31%), NDP (24%) as Marathon Campaign Enters Home Stretch

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Toronto, ON – As the marathon federal election campaign enters the home stretch, a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News has found that the Liberals have broken out nationally – driven by gains in seat-rich Ontario – and now enjoy a six point lead over the Conservatives, with less than a week to go until voting day.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (October 8): Core Political Approval

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Barack Obama’s approval is down to 40% -- marking the lowest approval for the President in several months. The decline is driven primarily by losses among Independents and Republicans. Democrats remain stalwartly behind the President.     


Tories (33%) and Grits (32%) Battle for Lead Nationally over NDP (26%) While Orange Crash Continues in Quebec (NDP at 29%, Down 5)

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Toronto, ON – While the Tories and Grits battle for the lead nationally, in Ontario and in the key 905 region of the GTA, the “orange crash” in Quebec continues with the NDP down 5 points in la belle province since last week, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted for Global News.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (October 2): Core Political Approval

Friday, October 02, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Barack Obama’s approval is at 43%.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Post-Papal Visit

Friday, October 02, 2015

Washington, D.C. - The majority of Americans (60%) have a favorable opinion of the Pope (only 10% are unfavorable). 85% of Americans were aware of Pope Francis’s visit to the United States last week. This survey asked respondents if they agree or disagree with a number of statements made by the Pope. For the Reuters article, please click here.     


Nine in Ten (89%) Canadians Agree that Government Should Invest in Infrastructure to Create Jobs and Keep Economy Going during Downturn

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Toronto, ON – Nine in ten (89%) Canadians ‘agree’ (40% strongly/50% somewhat) that ‘governments should invest in new projects like roads, public transportation and local facilities so they can create jobs and keep the economy going during an economic downturn’, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global news. Just one in ten (11%) ‘disagree’ (2% strongly/8% somewhat) with this position.     


Conservatives Rally in Ontario and Quebec to Challenge for Lead; NDP Slides to Third: Liberals 33% (Unchanged), Conservatives 32% (+5), NDP 27% (-3)

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Toronto, ON – The Conservatives are charging hard and are within two points of the leading Liberals, buoyed by rallies in Ontario and Quebec. Meanwhile, the NDP continues its gradual slide and is now in third place nationally, according to new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (September 24): Core Political Approval

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Barack Obama’s approval is at 43%.     


Liberals (33%, +2) Edge into First Place over NDP (30%, -2), Conservatives (27%, -2), Driven by Vote-Rich Ontario

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Toronto, ON – The rallying Liberals have edged into first place over the NDP while the Conservatives continue a slow slide that began at the start of the summer, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News. The national numbers are heavily influenced by what is happening in vote-rich Ontario, where the Liberals have opened up a sizeable lead over their adversaries.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: American Attitudes Towards Refugee Crisis

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Americans have decidedly mixed opinions on what the U.S. should do to support refugees from conflicts around the world. Most Americans (60%) think the U.S. should limit the number of refugees allowed into this country and only 20% say the U.S. should take in more refugees from Syria. However, most Americans also think the U.S. shouldn’t pick and choose what refugees to let in (51%) or only accept Christian refugees and not Muslim ones (60%).     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (September 17): Core Political Approval

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Barack Obama’s approval is back at 44%, returning to his modal approval score for the year.     


Liberals Make Gains in Key Battlegrounds of Ontario and Quebec, While NDP Stumbles; National Vote Intentions Show Tightening: NDP 32% (-2), Liberals 31% (+1), Tories 29% (Unchanged)

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Toronto, ON – In the first week of the post-Labour Day election campaign, the Liberals appear to have made gains in the key battlegrounds of Ontario and Quebec, ticking up on a national basis, while the NDP has stumbled in Quebec causing their national support figures to dip. The Conservatives have made gains in BC, but have fallen behind in Ontario, resulting in an unchanged reading nationally.     


Despite Criticism on Handling of Syrian Refugee Crisis, Tories Lead on Issue

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Toronto, ON – Despite a concentrated attack by the Liberals and NDP, amplified by media, pundits and others over the Syrian refugee crisis and the Canadian government’s perceived slow response, a new Ipsos poll has revealed that, of the three party leaders, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has the most support to deal with the issue and that many eligible Canadian voters appear reluctant to take in a significant number of refugees or to fast-track the process given security concerns.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (September 10): Core Political Approval

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Barack Obama’s approval remains at 47%, marking his second week with over 45% approval scores.     


Harper Falls to Third Place behind Rivals on Previously Key Attribute Advantages

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Toronto, ON – The traditional advantage that the Harper Conservatives have had on economic files has evaporated and has turned into an advantage for Thomas Mulcair and the NDP, while at the same time Mulcair continues to solidify his lead as the man voters believe would make the best Prime Minister, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News.     


As Election Kicks into High Gear, NDP (34%, +1) Remains in Lead with Grits (30%, Unchanged), Tories (29%, Unchanged) Stalking Closely

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Toronto, ON – With the arrival of Labour Day marking the unofficial end to the summer vacation season, a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News has revealed that the NDP remains in first place as the campaign kicks into high gear.     


Four in Ten (40%) Voters Struggle to Differentiate Among Canada’s Political Parties, Particularly Between the Liberals and NDP

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Toronto, ON – Four in ten (40%) eligible voters in Canada ‘agree’ (9% strongly/31% somewhat) that ‘all of the major political parties are basically the same’, according to an Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News. However, six in ten (60%) ‘disagree’ (26% strongly/34% somewhat) that this is the case, believing that the parties are distinguished enough in their policies to tell them apart.     


Majority Supports Liberal-NDP Government, Regardless of Who Leads It

Friday, September 04, 2015

Toronto, ON – With recent polling showing a high likelihood of a minority government in Ottawa following the election on October 19th, a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News has found that a majority of eligible voters in Canada would support a Liberal-NDP government regardless of who leads it, while roughly only one in three supports any version of a governing-partnership that includes the Tories.     


If Harper Loses Majority Government, Canadians Want Him Gone, but Tory Voters Want Him to Remain as Party Leader

Friday, September 04, 2015

Toronto, ON – If Stephen Harper loses his majority government following the October 19th election, most (63%) eligible voters believe he should resign as party leader (even if he still has the most seats), according to an Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News. If he doesn’t win the most seats, 66% believe he should resign as party leader.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (September 4): Core Political Approval

Friday, September 04, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Barack Obama’s approval rating is at 47%, at the high end of the range around 45% were his approval has remained for most of 2015.     


EU Citizens Think Things Across the Union Heading in the Wrong Direction - but Committed to Membership

Monday, August 31, 2015

London - An Ipsos survey of citizens in nine European countries finds a majority of respondents (73%) think things across the EU are headed in the wrong direction, and fewer than half agree that EU membership has improved their own standard of living. Attitudes are most negative among French respondents, with only 15% saying the union is on the right track, and of all countries surveyed only Spain responded more positively to this question than in 2014.     


Duffy’s Revenge: The Fallout of the Trial Harper (31%, -7) Now Last as Best Choice for PM, Mulcair (37%, +6) Stands First with Trudeau (32%, +2) Following

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Toronto, ON – While the Mike Duffy trial doesn’t appear to have had a significant direct impact on votes as of yet, it does appear to be impacting voters’ perceptions of the party leaders, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News.     


In Presidential Election, Canadians Would Elect Democrats (55%) in Landslide Victory over Republicans (17%) and Independent Candidates (28%)

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Toronto, ON – If Canadians could vote in the US presidential election, they would hand the Democrats (55%) a landslide victory over the republicans (17%) and independent candidates (28%), according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News. Even among Canadian Conservative Party voters, the Democrats (41%) would defeat the Republicans (36%) and independent candidates (23%) if they could vote.     


EU Citizens Hold Greek Government Responsible for Debt Crisis

Friday, August 28, 2015

London - An Ipsos survey of citizens of nine European Union countries finds most people hold the Greek government responsible for the ongoing debt crisis. Some 88% say the Greek government is a great deal, or a fair amount, to blame for the crisis –rising to 94% among German respondents. The German government was mentioned by 46%, attracting less blame than the Greek populace, the IMF and the European Commission overall.     


Federal Election Gridlock Continues as NDP Holds Steady (33%), Liberals (30%, +2) and Conservatives (29%, -2) Jockey for Second

Friday, August 28, 2015

Toronto, ON – The federal election campaign appears to be having little impact on the vote choice of Canadians so far, despite the sustained coverage of Nigel Wright’s testimony in the Mike Duffy trial and the recent volatility of financial markets and the Canadian economy, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News. All three major parties remain gridlocked in the closest (and longest) election in modern Canadian political history as we near the end of the phony war in August and the campaign begins to come into focus following Labour Day.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (August 28): Core Political Approval

Friday, August 28, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Barack Obama’s approval rating is at 44%, in the same range we’ve seen most of 2015.     


Three in Five Canadians (63%) Aren’t Prepared to Care for Family Members who Require Long-term Care

Monday, August 24, 2015

Ottawa, ON – Three in five Canadians (63%) say their family is not in a good position (financially or otherwise) to care for older family members if they need long term health care, and it worries them greatly. Nearly nine in ten Canadians (89%) agree that whoever wins the election this fall, the next Prime Minister needs to address the health care needs of Canada’s aging population. These are among the findings of the 2015 National Report Card on Health Care, conducted by Ipsos on behalf of the Canadian Medical Association.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (August 20): Core Political Approval

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Barack Obama’s approval rating is at 43%, in the same range we’ve seen most of 2015.     


Support for Decriminalization of Marijuana in Small Amounts Holding Steady at Two in Three (65%) Canadians

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Toronto, ON – Canadians continue to support the decriminalization of marijuana, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News. Two in three (65%) Canadians ‘support’ (29% strongly/36% somewhat) ‘decriminalizing the possession of marijuana in small amounts so that it no longer carries a penalty or fine’, holding steady with the 66% of Canadians who supported such a proposition in a similar 2012 poll conducted by Ipsos for Global. Conversely, one in three (35%) ‘opposes’ (18% strongly/17% somewhat) the decriminalization of marijuana in small amounts, up 1 point.     


Majority (63%) of Voters Support NDP-Liberal Cooperation to Form Government if Election Results in Minority

Friday, August 14, 2015

Toronto, ON – If the Federal Election of October 19th results in a minority government, a majority (63%) of voters would ‘support’ (30% strongly/33% somewhat) ‘the Liberals and NDP cooperating together to form a government to prevent the Conservatives from governing again’, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News. Conversely, just 36% of voters ‘opposes’ (21% strongly/15% somewhat) such an arrangement. Support for cooperation is very strong among both NDP (86%) and Liberal (84%) voters.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (August 13): Core Political Approval

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Barack Obama’s approval rating is at 45%, in the same range we’ve seen most of 2015. Despite several weeks of debate surrounding the Iran deal, the margin between Republicans and Democrats on “which political party has a better plan, policy or approach to Iran” is essentially unchanged with a small Republican advantage (+3% Repub).     


Canadian Voters say Managing Economy in Tough Times (76%), Fixing Healthcare (73%) and Creating Jobs (73%) are Absolutely Crucial Policy Planks for Parties to Address to Win their Vote

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Toronto, ON – Canadian voters have outlined the election policy planks that they consider absolutely crucial for a party to have a clear plan on and be committed to in order to influence how they will vote, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News.     


Federal Campaign Gridlocked

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Toronto, ON – With the first week and debate of the marathon campaign behind them, the three major federal parties are gridlocked. No party has emerged as the clear front-runner, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: 2016 GOP Post-Debate Reactions

Monday, August 10, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Reuters and Ipsos launched a round of polling late on the evening of Aug 6, 2015, after the end of the Fox News Republican Debate. In the Reuters/Ipsos 2016 Republican Primary horse race, Donald Trump holds the lead in our post-debate polling (currently with 24% of Republicans, unchanged from pre-debate). Jeb Bush (down) and Carly Fiorina (up) show the most movement in our pre and post poll measures.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (August 6): Core Political Approval

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Barack Obama’s approval rating remains at 44%, in the same range we’ve seen most of 2015. Donald Trump continues to hold a clear lead in the Republican primary, currently with 24% of the Republican vote in our tracking poll. He’s down from the high of 27% last week on the eve of the Fox News Debate. The top 12 (10-12 are tied) among Republicans are: 1) Trump; 2) Bush; 3) Walker; 4) Paul; 5) Cruz; 6-t) Carson; 6-t) Huckabee; 8-t) Rubio; 8-t) Perry; 10-t) Christie; 10-t) Graham; 10-t) Kasich.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Three-Way General Election Matchups

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Washington, D.C. - In a hypothetical three-way race with Donald Trump running as an independent, the Democratic candidate is a clear winner as Trump and the Republican candidate split the Republican vote. If the matchup were Clinton (D), Bush (R) and Trump (I), Clinton would win among likely voters, 37% to 23% to 24% respectively. For the Reuters article, please click here.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (July 30): Core Political Approval

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Barack Obama’s approval rating returns to 44%, in the same range we’ve seen most of 2015. Donald Trump has surged to a clear lead in the Republican primary, currently with 27% of the Republican vote in our tracking poll. For the Reuters article, please click here.     


What Canadians Want the Party Leaders to Talk About During the Election Campaign: Issues that Matter to them Personally

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Toronto, ON – Amid mounting speculation that the election writ will be issued sooner rather than later, a new Ipsos poll conducted for Global News reveals what Canadians want their political parties to be talking about during the campaign—the ones that matter most to them personally and not just those that the political leaders and their campaign teams want to talk about. Of the twenty-nine issues offered (of which they could choose up to five) those that ranked highest are economic or financial in nature.     


With Writ Drop on Horizon, Two Front Running Parties Tied: Harper Conservatives (33%, +5) Close Gap on Mulcair NDP (34%, -1) as Trudeau Liberals Tumble (25%, -4)

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Toronto, ON – With the Federal Election Writ drop on the horizon, the Harper Conservatives have reversed their recent slide and have closed the gap with the Mulcair NDP producing a tied vote between the two leading parties, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (July 24): Core Political Approval

Friday, July 24, 2015

Washington, D.C. - President Obama’s approval rating is down to 41% approve after several weeks of approval in the mid-40s. Donald Trump has moved into the lead in our national poll of the 2016 Republican contenders. Trump is tied with Jeb Bush among Republicans (18% to 17% respectively) but has a decisive lead over Bush among independents (16% to 5%). The top 10 (among Republicans) are: 1) Trump; 2) Bush; 3) Walker; 4) Paul; 5) Carson; 6-t) Christie; 6-t) Cruz; 8-t) Huckabee; 8-t) Perry; 10) Rubio. Clinton continues to dominate the Democratic field. However, Sanders has significantly closed the gap among independent voters trailing Clinton by only 5 percentage points (15% to 20% respectively).     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Dream Democratic Candidates

Friday, July 24, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Clinton faces some challenges firing up her base. While 38% of Democrats say they “will enthusiastically vote for Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee,” 20% say they “will vote for Hillary Clinton because she is most likely to win a Presidential election, but I’d prefer a different Democrat,” and an additional 20% say they “I will definitely not vote for Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee.” However, even when provided several “Dream” candidates – including Bill Clinton – Hillary dominates the field. For the Reuters article, please click here.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Supreme Court

Friday, July 24, 2015

Washington, D.C. - A plurality of Americans (48%) say that justices should be elected to the Supreme Court, more than say they should be appointed (32%). Likewise, a majority of Americans (66%) say justices should have 10 year terms, more than support life appointments (17%). However, pluralities oppose allowing Congress or the President (43%) or state governments (48%) to overrule SCOTUS decisions.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (July 17): Core Political Approval

Friday, July 17, 2015

Washington, D.C. - These are the finds from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on core political approval.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (July 9): Core Political Approval

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Washington, D.C. - President Obama’s approval rating is up slightly to 45% approve. Disapproval also remains the same at 49%. Donald Trump and Jeb Bush are in a statistical tie in our national poll of the 2016 Republican contenders. Clinton continues to dominate the Democratic field. Bernie Sanders remains her nearest challenger with 21% of the Dem vote but has not made up further ground on the front runner in the last week.     


Heading into Greece Referendum Vote Too close to Call: ‘Yes’ 44% versus ‘No’ 43%

Friday, July 03, 2015

Paris, July 3, 2015 – As Greek citizens head to the polls on Sunday July 5, 2015 to vote in a referendum triggered by the government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and asks whether the country should accept demands made by its international creditors, a new poll by Ipsos indicates that the vote intentions at this point are very close: the ‘Yes’ vote has 44% and the ‘No’ vote has ‘43%’ with 12% undecided and 1% with no decision.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (July 2): Core Political Approval

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Washington, D.C. - President Obama’s approval rating at 44%. Hovering around that same ~45% mark he’s been at almost all year. Donald Trump continues to perform well in the Republican race. Currently he’s statistically tied for 1st among Republicans with 15% of the vote. Hillary Clinton continues to dominate the Democratic field. Bernie is her nearest challenger with 20% of the Dem vote.     


Orange Crush Spreads as Federal NDP (35%, + 5) Surges to Take Lead Over Tied Liberals (29%, -2) and Conservatives (28%, -3)

Friday, June 26, 2015

Toronto, ON – The orange crush that buoyed the federal NDP in Quebec following the Alberta Election has now spilled over into other parts of the country as the federal NDP has now surged ahead to take the national lead over the Conservative and Liberal parties, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (June 25): Core Political Approval

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Washington, D.C. - President Obama’s approval rating up to 46%. Hovering around that same ~45% mark he’s been at almost all year. The Donald surging in the Republican race after last week’s announcement. Currently he’s tied for 2nd among Republicans with 10% of the vote. Clinton continues to dominate the Democratic field. Bernie is her nearest challenger with 20% of the Dem vote.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (June 11): Core Political Approval

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Washington, D.C. - President Obama’s approval rate is at 42% this week. The Republican race continues to be wide open. Combining Republican and Independent preferences, no candidate cracks double digit support. On the Democratic side, Berniementum continues with Sanders collecting 16% of the Democratic vote. Hillary Clinton continues to hold about half of the Dem vote.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (June 4): Core Political Approval

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Washington, D.C. - President Obama’s approval rate is back at 45% this week returning to the trend average for the last few months. The Republican race continues to be wide open. Of the 13 candidates currently included on our ballot, none exceed more than 15% of the Republican vote. On the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders has moved into second place with 13% of the Democratic vote.     


Orange Crush is East, Not West: Federal Parties All Tied Up as Quebec Buoys NDP (30%) to Statistical Tie with Tories (31%), Grits (31%) Nationally

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Toronto, ON –The Federal NDP has moved into a statistical tie with the other two major national parties--and it's not post-Provincial Election Alberta that's pushing them towards the high levels of support they achieved in the 2011 election: it's Quebec that boosted them in the last federal election where the NDP (41%) now has a 16-point lead over the Liberals (25%) in Quebec with the Bloc at 20% and the Conservatives way back at 11% according to a new Ipsos poll conducted for Global News.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (May 28): Core Political Approval

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Washington, D.C. - President Obama’s approval rate is at 42% this week. Slightly down from the 44% average he enjoyed during the earlier parts of Spring. In the Republican race for 2016, no candidate is able to crack double digits this week as the large field has increasingly split the vote.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (May 21): Core Political Approval

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Washington, D.C. - President Obama’s approval rate is at 43%, mostly unchanged from 44% last week. In the Republican 2016 primary, Bush, Huckabee and Walker have a little separation from the rest of the pack among Republicans. However, no Republican has yet collected more than 1/6th of the Republican party behind them. Among Independents, Rand Paul is the leading Republican candidate with 13% of the Independent vote. In the Democratic 2016 primary, Clinton still leads by a significant margin.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Healthcare & the Affordable Care Act

Monday, May 11, 2015

Washington, D.C. - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on healthcare and the Affordable Care Act. For the Reuters article, please click here.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Who Speaks to Me

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly and John Stewart are among the most familiar from a range of TV and political personalities. For the Reuters article, please click here.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (May 7): Core Political Approval

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Washington, D.C. - President Obama’s approval rate holds steady at 44%. The 2016 Republican field remands knotted with no candidate collecting more than 16% of the Republican electorate. Hillary Clinton continues to dominate the Democratic field collecting more than 50% of the vote.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Hillary Clinton Age

Friday, May 01, 2015

Washington, D.C. - At 69, if Hillary Clinton wins presidency, she would be the 2nd oldest president at inauguration. 25% of Americans say that makes them more likely to vote for her in a Democratic party. For full details, click on the "Topline Results" link on the right side of the page. For the Reuters article, please click here.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (April 30): Core Political Approval

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Washington, D.C. - President Obama’s approval rate is at 44%. Democrats continue to have a large margin as the political party with a better approach to gay marriage and other social issues. Republicans continue to have an advantage across foreign policy issues and Iran.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (April 24): Core Political Approval

Friday, April 24, 2015

Washington, D.C. - President Obama’s approval rate is at 45%. Republicans have a small margin as the political party with a better approach to dealing with Iran (24% to 21% Dems). Democrats have a large margin as the political party with a better approach to gay marriage (35% to 15% Repubs).     


Despite Government’s Assurances of Balanced Budget, Majority (59%) Prefers a Budget that Makes Investments in Jobs, Economy and Social Programs Even if It Runs a Deficit, Rather Than a Balanced...

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Toronto, ON – Despite Finance Minister Joe Oliver’s insistence that the federal budget to be delivered on Tuesday will be balanced, a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News has revealed that a majority (59%) prefers a budget that invests in jobs, the economy and social programs even if it runs a deficit, while four in ten (41%) prefer a budget that is balanced.     


Trudeau (30%) Tumbles (-12) among Canadians’ Choice for Best Prime Minister as Harper (38%) Ascends (+3) and Mulcair (31%) Climbs (+7)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Toronto, ON — Prime Minister Stephen Harper has once again reclaimed top spot as the party leader that Canadians say would make the “best prime minister” — a position he hasn’t held since Justin Trudeau was elected leader of the Liberals. Moreover, according to the new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News, Prime Minister Harper has reclaimed the lead on most of the eleven leadership attributes tested in the poll.     


While National Polls Paint Close Race Among Tories (35%), Grits (33%) and NDP (25%), Top Lines May be Deceiving with Bottom Line found in Regions

Friday, April 10, 2015

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos poll appears to echo other national political polls of late giving the perception of a close race between the three major federal political parties with the Harper government Tories at 35% versus the Trudeau Liberals at 33% and the Mulcair NDP at 25% among decided voters.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Same-Sex Marriage

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Washington, D.C. - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on same-sex marriage. For full details, click on the "Topline Results" link on the right side of the page. For the Reuters article, please click here.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (April 3): Core Political Approval

Friday, April 03, 2015

Washington, D.C. - President Obama’s approval rate is at 41%. Republicans have a small margin as the political party with a better approach to dealing with Iran (23% to 19% Dems). Democrats have a large margin as the political party with a better approach to gay marriage (34% to 14% Repubs).     


Two in Three (66%) Canadians Support Extension of Canadian Forces Mission against ISIS in Iraq

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Toronto, ON – In anticipation of the government introducing legislation to extend the length – and possibly the scope – of the Canadian Forces mission against ISIS, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global News has found that two in three (66%) Canadians ‘agree’ (27% strongly/39% somewhat) that they ‘support extending the Canadian Forces mission in Iraq against ISIS past its current end date of April 7, 2015’. Conversely, one in three (34%) Canadians ‘disagrees’ (15% strongly/19% somewhat) with extending the mission.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Favorability of Fictional Presidents

Monday, March 23, 2015

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on fictional presidents. For the Reuters article, please click here.     


Most (88%) Canadians Support Requirement for People to Show Face during Canadian Citizenship Ceremonies

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Toronto, ON – Most (88%) Canadians ‘support’ (65% strongly/23% somewhat) a ‘requirement that people show their face during Canadian citizenship ceremonies’, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global News. Just one in ten (12%) ‘oppose’ (4% strongly/8% somewhat) such a requirement.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (March 20): Core Political Approval

Friday, March 20, 2015

Washington, D.C. - President Obama’s approval rate is at 44%. These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on core political approval.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Hillary Clinton Emails

Friday, March 20, 2015

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on Hillary Clinton using a personal email account for official business during her time as Secretary of State.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (March 5): Core Political Approval

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Obama’s job approval rating is at 41%. Americans rate Republicans at a net -8% on foreign policy and -10% on Israel vs Democrats.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (February 26): Core Political Approval

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Washington, D.C. - President Obama’s approval rate is coming back down after the bump in January and February.     


Grits (34%) and Tories (33%) Once Again Locked in Tie, NDP (23%) Steady

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Toronto, ON – The four-point lead that the Conservative enjoyed just last month has evaporated, with a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for Global News revealing the federal Liberals and Conservatives are once again tied. This tight race appears to be the natural resting point for public opinion in Canada. When one party jumps out ahead, the advantage doesn’t last long and the two leading parties return to a tie.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (February 12): Core Political Approval

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Washington, D.C. - President Obama’s approval rate is holding steady, this week 43% of Americans approve of his job performance. The Republican Party continues to be seen as better on foreign affairs while Democrats maintain an edge on social issues.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: 2016 Candidates

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Jeb Bush appears to be the largest beneficiary of Mitt Romney’s withdrawal. He is leading the 2016 field among Republicans with 24% of the Republican vote. However, Mike Huckabee is within striking distance with 17% of the Republican vote.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (February 5): Core Political Approval

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Washington, D.C. - President Obama’s spike in approval rating has cooled somewhat, this week 43% of Americans approve of his job performance (down from 46%) last week. However, the number disapproving is also down (to 49%) so the news is not all bad for the administration.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (January 29): Core Political Approval

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Washington, D.C. - President Obama is enjoying his strongest approval ratings in quite some time, currently 46% of Americans approve of his job performance. Contributing to Obama’s improving public perception, 33% of respondents say the country is headed in the “right direction” also significantly higher than recent memory.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (January 22): Core Political Approval

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Washington, D.C. - The Ipsos/Reuters poll for the second week of January indicates that while more people disapprove of President Obama’s job performance than approve, he is trending in a positive direction. The majority of these results were collected before the SOTU speech, SOTU impacts will be discussed in next week’s data.     


Rallying Harper Tories (35%) Break Stalemate and Shoot to Early 2015 Lead Over Liberals (31%) and NDP (24%)

Friday, January 16, 2015

Toronto, ON – The ringing in of 2015 not only brings new resolutions, but another trip to the ballot box for Canadians sometime this year, and according to the latest poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Global News, the Prime Minister and his party enjoy an early 2015 lead after ending 2014 tied with Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (January 15): Core Political Approval

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on core political approval. Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page.     


Six in Ten (60%) Canadians Think Trudeau’s Handling of Allegations of Sexual Assault against Liberal MPs Was Appropriate

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Toronto, ON – Six in ten (60%) Canadians ‘agree’ (13% strongly/47% somewhat) that Justin Trudeau’s handling of the allegations of sexual assault against two members of his party was appropriate’, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global News. Conversely, four in ten (40%) ‘disagree’ (15% strongly/25% somewhat) that he handled the situation appropriately at the time.     


Mulcair Performing Best as Party Leader, But Trudeau and Grits Seen as Most Ready to Govern

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Toronto, ON – Heading into an election year, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global News has revealed that NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair has a higher approval rating than Trudeau and Harper, but the Liberals and Trudeau are favoured over the NDP to be the next government.     


Half (48%) of Canadians Believe Conservative Majority Government is Working Well (Up 8 Points)

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Toronto, ON – As the political year draws to a close, one half (48%) of Canadians ‘agree’ (14% strongly/34% somewhat) that ‘overall, the Conservative majority government in Ottawa is working well’ for Canada, up 8 points since the end of 2013, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global News. While the other half (52%) of Canadians ‘disagree’ (23% strongly/29% somewhat) that the government is working well, these numbers should be encouraging to the Conservative government heading into an election year.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Cuba

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on Cuba. Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page. For the Reuters article, please click here.     


Liberals (34%) and Conservatives (33%) Tied Nationally as Battleground Ontario Shows Dead Heat at 37%

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Toronto, ON – Support for the federal Liberals and Conservatives has tightened yet again as an election year draws near, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for Global News. The poll of 8,268 Canadians (6,502 decided voters) was conducted over the last three weeks and shows that the race for the Prime Minister’s Office is well underway, with tight races in key battleground provinces across the country.     


Global Citizens Feel More Vulnerable Than They Did One Year Ago

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada – A survey of citizens in 23 countries reveals that they feel more vulnerable today than they did a year ago – not much more, but differently.     


Majority (54%) of Global Citizens Support International Coalition’s Airstrikes Against ISIL

Friday, November 21, 2014

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada – A survey of citizens in 24 countries reveals that a majority (54%) support the international coalition’s airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria and Levant (“ISIL”) and half (48%) feel that the international coalition’s airstrikes will eliminate them as a serious threat to peace.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Obama Administration

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on the Obama Administration. Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page. For the Reuters article, please click here.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (October 17): Core Political Approval

Friday, October 17, 2014

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on core political approval. Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (October 8): Core Political Approval

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on core political approval. Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page.     


Two Thirds (64%) Support Use of Canadian Forces Fighter Jets in Airstrikes against ISIL Targets in Iraq

Friday, October 03, 2014

Toronto, ON – As Canadians await Prime Minister Stephen Harper's announcement to the House of Commons on Canada's potential expansion of Canadian Forces to the broader international coalition engagement against the ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) beyond a group of Canadian military advisors already on the ground, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global News indicates that a full majority (64%) of Canadians support a further deployment with Canadian air power to the region.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: State-Level Election Tracking for Kentucky

Monday, September 22, 2014

Wasington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on state-level election tracking for Kentucky. Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page. For the Reuters article, please click here.     


As House Resumes from Summer Break, Party Support Locked in Holding Pattern

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Toronto, ON– As Members of Parliament get back to work in Ottawa following the summer recess, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted for Global News has found that support for the major political parties is locked in a holding pattern, with the Liberals holding a 7-point lead over the Tories, unchanged from last month.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (September 12): Iraq

Friday, September 12, 2014

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters about Iraq. Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page. For the Reuters article, please click here.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (August 26): Iraq

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters about Iraq. Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page. For the Reuters article, please click here.     


Harper Tories (31%) Sputter as Trudeau Liberals (38%) Cruise into Lead, Mulcair (24%) In the Hunt

Monday, August 25, 2014

Toronto, ON – In the Spring of 2014, it looked as though the Harper Conservatives had re-fuelled their tanks and were making up some ground on Justin Trudeau and the Liberals, but with a little more than a year to go until the start of the fixed election date campaign scheduled for the fall of 2015, it appears that the Tories are sputtering while the Grits are cruising.     


Seven in Ten (70%) Say Trudeau Wrong to Exclude Potential Liberal Candidates based on Abortion Beliefs

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Toronto, ON – Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau recently announced that all new prospective candidates for the Liberal Party in the future must agree to vote in favour of a woman's right to choose whenever votes about abortion arise in the House of Commons. Without agreeing ahead of time, one’s candidacy to run for the Liberal Party could be declined.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Hillary Clinton

Friday, May 16, 2014

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters about Hillary Clinton. Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page. For the Reuters article, please click here.     


Tories (33%), Liberals (33%) All Tied Up for First Time Since Fall 2013

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Toronto, ON – For the first time since the fall of 2013, the Federal Tories and Liberals are all tied up at 33% of the national vote each, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CTV News.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (April 17): Core Political Approval

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on core political approval. Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page. For the Reuters article, please click here.     


Respondents Across Twelve European Countries Surveyed Say In Upcoming European Union Elections, 42% Will Vote For Party With Best Policies For Their Country, 13% With Best Policies For Europe, 11% To...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Global – A new poll of respondents in twelve European countries indicates that for the upcoming European union elections, 42% will vote for the party with the best policies for their country followed by 13% who will vote for the party that has the best policies for Europe and a further one in 10 (11%) intend to lodge a protest vote about the way their country is being run.     


The Return of Canadian Soldiers from Afghanistan: Canadians Deeply Divided on the Mission and Outcome

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Toronto, ON – After just over 12 years of having Canadian military forces stationed in Afghanistan to fight the Taliban and train new Afghani troops, the last remaining Canadian troops stationed in Afghanistan have come home.     


PQ Pipe Dream: Rest of Canada Blows Away Notion of Open Borders, Joint Passports and Common Currency if Quebec Separates

Friday, March 21, 2014

Toronto, ON – The entry of Pierre Karl Peladeau to the Quebec election has shifted the focus of the campaign to the issue of Quebec sovereignty and a referendum. Quebec Premier Pauline Marois was even caught up in speculation on what Quebec’s relationship with Canada might be if it were sovereign. But a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CTV News has revealed that the PQ leader’s musings are divergent from the attitudes held in the rest of Canada, as Canadians blow away the notion of open borders, joint passports and a common currency if Quebec separates.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (March 21): Core Political Approval

Friday, March 21, 2014

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on core political approval. Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page.     


Europe is on the Wrong Track Say Citizens in Ten of EU’s Largest Countries – But Little Desire to Leave the European Union Outright

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Global – The latest Ipsos European Pulse, tracking sentiment of over 8,000 online citizens in ten European countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and Sweden), suggests that on average two in three (68%) think things across the European Union are moving in the wrong direction. Pessimism is highest in Spain, Italy and France, where around three in four (76%, 77% and 77% respectively) think Europe is on the wrong track, and lowest in Poland, Hungary, and Germany, where 61% feel the same.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (March 13): Core Political Approval

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on core political approval. Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page.     


Canadians Reveal Which Policies Make Them More or Less Likely to Vote Liberal

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Toronto, ON – The Liberal policy convention in Montreal is wrapping up, and delegates from across the country have casted their ballots to shape Liberal policy going into next year’s election. In this third release of a three-part series by Ipsos Reid and CTV News, Canadians have weighed in on roughly a dozen policy options considered by Liberal delegates, and have determined whether the adoption of such a policy would make them more or less likely to vote for the Liberals as a result.     


Canadians Assess the Liberal Party’s Chances of Victory

Friday, February 21, 2014

Toronto, ON – The Liberal policy convention in Montreal is underway, and in this second release of a three-part series, Canadians have assessed the Liberal Party’s chances of victory in the next federal election.     


As Liberals Gather in Montreal, Canadians Assess the Man, The Party and the Policies

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Toronto, ON – As Liberals from across the country gather in Montreal for their biennial policy convention, Ipsos Reid and CTV News have asked Canadians to assess the Liberals on the man leading the party, Justin Trudeau, the Party itself, and the policies that are up for debate at the convention. In the first of this three-part series, Canadians share their opinions on Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.     


Majority (71%) Shrug Off Federal Budget as Liberal Lead Jumps to 8 Points Heading into Policy Convention

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Toronto, ON – A low-key budget by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty last week in the House of Commons has elicited the type of reaction that one might expect for a budget released during the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi – a shrug and a yawn. According to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CTV News, most (71%) Canadians simply shrug off the federal budget announced last week as most (76%) say it doesn’t impact them positively or negatively. In the meantime, the Grit lead over the Tories has jumped to 8 points as Liberals from across the country prepare to descend on Montreal for their policy convention.     


Canadians Split on Whether Federal Budget Should Tackle Deficit (53%) or Spend to Stimulate Economy (47%)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Toronto, ON – Finance Minister Jim Flaherty may have had a hair cut in preparation for his presentation of the budget on Tuesday, but a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CTV news shows that Canadians are split on whether that hair cut should be extended to the federal budget or not.     


Booting Senators from Liberal Caucus a Popular Move, But Fails to Win Trudeau Any More Votes

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Toronto, ON – Justin Trudeau’s surprise announcement to boot Liberal-appointed Senators from the Liberal caucus appears to be a popular move, but it has failed to earn him any more votes, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted for CTV News.     


Eight in Ten (81%) Canadians Support Using Tax Dollars to Create and Support Youth Suicide Prevention Initiatives

Monday, February 03, 2014

Toronto, ON – According to a new study conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of the Partners for Mental Health, eight in ten (81%) Canadians ‘support’ (35% strongly/46% somewhat) ‘using tax dollars to fund the creation of a dedicated national suicide prevention fund that would provide matching funds to provincial and territorial governments, or not-for-profit-organizations, to create and support youth suicide prevention initiatives and programs across the country’. Just two in ten (19%) ‘oppose’ (3% strongly/15% somewhat) using public funds for this type of initiative.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (January 30): Core Political Approval

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on core political approval. Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (January 22): Core Political Approval

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on core political approval. Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (January 16): Core Political Approval

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on core political approval. Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: 2016 Candidates

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on the 2016 candidates. Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (January 9): Core Political Approval

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on core political approval. Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page.     


Most (69%) Canadians Disagree that the Senate of Canada Performs a Necessary and Useful Political Function

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Toronto, ON – The Senate of Canada has been in the spotlight unlike ever before, thanks to a $90,000 cheque written by Prime Minister Harper’s former Chief of Staff, Nigel Wright, to Senator Mike Duffy to pay back illegitimate expense claims. Senators Wallin and Brazeau were also the subject of a more in-depth audit by Deloitte, and audits threaten to expand to other Senators. The scandal has derailed any positive messages that highlight the accomplishments of the Harper government and cast the Senate under a dark cloud. Since the scandal, a handful of Senators have resigned, and there are rumours that more could vacate their lifetime appointment. Ipsos’ media partner, CTV, has declared this the top news story of the year.     


Eight in Ten (77%) Agree the Federal Government Has Allowed Canada’s Railways Too Much Leeway on Determining Safety Procedures

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Toronto, ON – On July 6, 2013, an unmanned freight train carrying crude oil exploded in the town of Lac Megantic, Quebec, leaving a town devastated and dozens of its residents dead. It marks the deadliest rail disaster in Canada in roughly a century and a half. Ipsos’ media partner, CTV News, has declared this the second largest news story in Canada in 2013.     


Fewer Canadians Believe Harper Government Working Well (40%, -4 Points), While Seven in Ten (70%) Believe the Liberal Party Will Someday Return to Power (+14 Points)

Monday, December 30, 2013

Toronto, ON – In a year that showed remarkable highs and lows for the Conservative government – ranging from a blockbuster free-trade deal with the EU to a Senate scandal that just won’t go away – fewer Canadians (40%) now than in December of 2012 (44%) ‘agree’ that the ‘majority government in Ottawa is working well’. While the slide of four points is relatively modest, what is more troubling for the Tories is that most Canadians are convinced that the Liberals will some day return to power, having elected a new leader and surged past the Tories, according to Ipsos polls released earlier this year.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (December 5): Core Political Approval

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on core political approval. Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page.     


Tory Troubles Not Contained to By-Election Ridings as Liberals Jump out to 6-Point National Lead

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Toronto, ON – If the results of the recent federal by-elections have caused some concern among Tory ranks due to their party’s lacklustre performance, the results of a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted for CTV News from November 25 to 27 won’t be much consolation.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (November 27): Core Political Approval

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on core political approval. Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page.     


Peter Stoffer is Canada's Parliamentarian of the Year

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Ottawa, ON – Peter Stoffer, the New Democratic Party member for Sackville—Eastern Shore, has been named Canada’s Parliamentarian of the Year by his House of Commons peers in the seventh annual survey of Canada’s 305 sitting Members of Parliament (MPs). The study was conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Maclean’s in partnership with Historica Canada and L’Actualité, and is designed to honour the public service of Canada’s parliamentarians.     


Just One Quarter (24%) of Torontonians Believe Mayor Ford Should Currently Be in Office Today, Most (76%) Torontonians Want Mayor to Step Down Now

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Toronto, ON – On the heels of an admission and apology by Toronto Mayor Rob Ford for a series of drunken behaviours, including one where he was caught on tape smoking crack cocaine – an allegation he has repeatedly denied – a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for CTV News/CP24/NEWSTALK 1010 has found that just one quarter (24%) of Toronto residents believe that Mayor Ford should remain in office, while the rest (76%) believe he should either resign permanently and stay out of politics (41%) or take a break for treatment, come back in a few months and run in the next election (35%). Moreover, few (30%) believe his plan not to resign or take a leave of absence and stay on the job working for taxpayers until the next election is acceptable.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (November 8): Attitudes Toward the ACA

Friday, November 08, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on attitudes toward the ACA. Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page.     


Some Smooth Sailing in Midst of Senate Storm: Four in Five (81%) Canadians Back Harper Government’s Canada-EU Free Trade Deal

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Toronto, ON – With the Harper Conservative government in damage control mode after another week of the Senate spending fiasco, the Tories can find some silver lining in the court of public opinion as a vast majority of Canadians appear to back their tentative free-trade agreement with the European Union, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CTV News.     


As Tories Gather to Discuss Policy, Canadians Weigh in On Harper’s Policy Options

Friday, November 01, 2013

Toronto, ON – As Conservatives sail into Calgary to discuss policy amidst the wake and backwash of Ottawa’s Senate scandal, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CTV News has put some of the Harper Government’s potential policies forward for consideration and asked Canadians whether they would be more likely, less likely, or about as likely to vote for the Tories should they pursue each particular policy.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (October 31): Core Political Approval

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on core political approval. Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page.     


Senate Circus Stirs Tories, But They’re Not Yet Shaken

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Toronto, ON – The ongoing Senate scandal has rocked Ottawa and has piqued the interest of Canadians, and while support for the federal Tories has stirred, the scandal has not yet shaken their core, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CTV. In a two-part poll of over 2,100 Canadians taken between October 16 and 20, and then from October 25 to 28, data reveal that the three-way federal horserace has tightened as the Senate scandal thickens.     


When Senators Behave Badly and the Court of Public Opinion Weighs In: Three Quarters (73%) of Canadians Want Senators Duffy, Wallin and Brazeau ‘Immediately Suspended Without Pay’

Monday, October 28, 2013

Toronto, ON –Amid allegations of “gross negligence” on the part of Senators Duffy, Wallin and Brazeau relating to improperly filed expense claims, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for CTV News has revealed that three quarters (73%) of Canadians believe that these three Senators should be ‘immediately suspended from the Senate without pay’, while just one quarter (27%) believe they should be ‘allowed to collect their pay and sit as Senators until the RCMP completes its investigation’.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Debt Ceiling Aftermath

Friday, October 18, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on the debt ceiling aftermath. Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (October 10): Core Political Approval

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on core political approval. Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (October 10): Government Shutdown

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Wasington, D.C. - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on government shutdown. Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (October 3): Government Shutdown

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on government shutdown. Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (October 3): Core Political Approval

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Wasington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on core political approval.     


Canadians Oppose Firing Public Servants Wearing Religious Symbols

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Toronto, ON – While the Parti Quebecois is trying to push their controversial ‘values charter’ despite rampant public outcry from multi-cultural and other opposing Quebecers, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CTV News reveals that a majority of Canadians, and Quebecers, aren’t in agreement with the major focus of this proposed plan.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (September 30): Government Shutdown

Monday, September 30, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on government shutdown.     


Tories (32%) and Grits (31%) Continue to Spar, But NDP (26%) Remains in the Game

Friday, September 27, 2013

Toronto, ON – While the verbal sparring of the House of Commons has been on hiatus over the summer months, the three major national, federal parties continue to be in a three-way race according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CTV News. The six-point lead enjoyed by the Liberals in May has evaporated as the honeymoon period for Justin Trudeau appears to be officially over.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (September 26): Core Political Approval

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Wasington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on core political approval.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (September 20): Quantitative Easing

Friday, September 20, 2013

Washington, DC - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on the U.S. Federal Reserve's Quantitative Easing program.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (September 12): Core Political Approval

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Wasington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on core political approval.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (September 12): Uninsured on Healthcare Reform

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on healthcare reform and the uninsured.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (September 12): Syrian Intervention

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on the current situation in Syria.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (September 9): Syrian Intervention

Monday, September 09, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on the current situation in Syria. Public opposition to intervention has increased seven points to 63%, and support for intervention in Syria has declined three points to 16% since Tuesday’s poll. Support for intervention rises to a quarter (26%) when the question is asked within the context of the use of Sarin Gas.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (September 5): Core Political Approval

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on core political approval.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (September 3): Syrian Intervention

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on the current situation in Syria. Public support for intervention in Syria remains unchanged since Friday’s poll. Support for intervention remains at one in five (19%), which increases to 29% when the question is asked within the context of the use of Sarin Gas.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (August 30): Syrian Intervention

Friday, August 30, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on the current situation in Syria.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (August 29): Core Political Approval

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on core political approval.     


Canadians Split on Whether It’s Acceptable for Governments to Monitor Email and Online Activities In Some Circumstances

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Toronto, ON – Canadians are split on whether it is acceptable or not for governments to monitor email and other online activity in some circumstances, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority. Specifically, one half (49%) of Canadians say that they find it ‘completely unacceptable’ for ‘governments to monitor everyone’s email and other online activities’, while the other half of Canadians (51%) says it is either ‘acceptable in some circumstances’ (47%), or ‘completely acceptable’ (4%).     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (August 26): Syrian Intervention

Monday, August 26, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on the current situation in Syria.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (August 22): Core Political Approval

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on core political approval.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (August 15): Core Political Approval

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on core political approval.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (August 2): Core Political Approval

Friday, August 02, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on core political approval.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (July 26): Core Political Approval

Friday, July 26, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings form an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on core political approval.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (July 18): Core Political Approval

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on core political approval.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (July 12): Core Political Approval

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on core political approval.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (July 5): Core Political Approval

Monday, July 08, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on core political approval.     


Senate Woes is Grist for Foes

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Toronto, ON – Amid new reports that the Conservative Party of Canada was initially going to repay Senator Mike Duffy’s illegitimate expenses – until the Party learned that the tally was three-times higher than what they were expecting – and that more top-ranking Conservative staffers knew about the payment from then Chief of Staff Nigel Wright to Senator Duffy, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for CTV News reveals that 70% of Canadians have yet to change their minds on disapproving of how the Prime Minister has handled the Senate imbroglio. Just 30% -- the same proportion of Canadians who believe the Harper government deserves re-election – approve of the way the Prime Minister has handled the fallout from the Wright-Duffy Affair.     


At The Midpoint: The Federal Canadian Landscape Part II

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Toronto, ON – With the Harper government at the halfway point in its majority mandate, a new CTV/Ipsos Reid survey shows the three main political parties clustered within a range of just five points among decided voters, and the underlying numbers indicate that at this time no single party has a lock on anything – other than the incumbent government which can use a Cabinet shuffle, the tools of parliament and its party apparatus to create some of its own winning conditions at the polls two years from now.     


At The Midpoint: The Federal Canadian Landscape Part I

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Toronto, ON – With the Harper government at the halfway point in its majority mandate, a new CTV /Ipsos Reid survey shows the Harper Conservatives appear to have weathered most of the Senate scandal storm and put a halt to their steady decline, although most believe it’s time for a change in government come the next election which is far off on the 2015 horizon.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (June 28): Same-Sex Marriage

Friday, June 28, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on same-sex marriage. For full details, click on the "Topline Results" link on the right side of the page.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (June 28): National Security Agency

Friday, June 28, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on the National Security Agency (NSA).     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (June 28): Core Political Approval

Friday, June 28, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on core political approval.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (June 20): Core Political Approval

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters regarding core political approval.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (June 12): National Security Agency

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Washington, D.C. - Ipsos/Reuters data collected between yesterday afternoon and noon today shows that 31% of Americans believe Snowden is a patriot and 23% believe he is a traitor. The largest group, however, say they don’t know (46%).     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (June 11): National Security Agency

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Washington, D.C. - Ipsos/Reuters data (topline attached) shows that 53% of Americans find the collection of phone records by the NSA to be acceptable under some circumstances (includes those who say ‘completely acceptable’, ‘acceptable under most circumstances’, and ‘acceptable under only a few circumstances’). Almost two in five (37%) find the behavior ‘completely unacceptable’ (and 10% are unsure).     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (June 13): Core Political Approval

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters regarding core political approval.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (June 6): Core Political Approval

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Washington, D.C. - President Obama’s approval ratings hold steady since last week at 45% approve vs 50% disapprove (and 5% not sure). Since his inauguration in January, Obama’s approval rating has dropped by 4 points, but this is not unusual for a second term President; at this stage into his second term, George W. Bush’s rating had fallen by slightly more.     


Canadians Want Senate-Expenses Investigation led by RCMP (44%) or Public Inquiry (31%) as Just 13% ‘Convinced’ the Prime Minister Had No Knowledge of $90,000 Gift to Senator Duffy

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Toronto, ON – Canadians want the Senate-expenses investigation to be handled outside of Parliament and in the hands of the RCMP (44%) or a public inquiry led by a judge (31%), according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for CTV News. In fact, few (6%) believe the issue should be left to the Senate to investigate, and only one in ten (12%) believe the House of Commons Ethics Committee should lead the investigation (12%). One in ten (8%) Canadians believe that we should ‘drop the whole issue and move on without any further investigation because it is not really a big deal’.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll (May 28): Core Political Approval

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters about core political approval.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Core Political Approval

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters about core political approval.     


Inside the BC Election: What Happened and Why

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Vancouver, BC – While pollsters, pundits, pontificators, party stalwarts and journalists are wringing their hands wondering how Christy Clark and the BC Liberals managed to capture another mandate from voters, the definitive poll done on Election Day by Ipsos Reid and released today shows just what happened and what motivated people.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Core Political Approval

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters about core political approval.     


Tory Attack Ads on Trudeau Have Little Impact on Voters—Except to Move Soft NDP Voters to Liberals

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Toronto, ON – The Conservative attack ads against Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and the Liberal party appear to be having little impact—except perhaps to move some soft NDP votes into the arms of the Grits, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Core Political Approval

Friday, May 03, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters about Core Political Approval.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Core Political Approval

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters about core political approval.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Core Political Approval

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Washington, D.C. - President Obama’s approval rating is at 43%, compared to 51% who disapprove of the way he is doing his job. This week’s data provides a full breakdown by Party Identification for our Core Political questions.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Presidential and Congressional Approval

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Washington, D.C. – These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on congressional and presidential approval.     


Harper at Halfway Mark of His Majority: Approval Rating (42%) Steady Despite Liberal Resurgence

Monday, April 08, 2013

Toronto, ON – At the midway point of Harper’s first majority and third mandate, Canadians’ approval of the Prime Minister’s performance remains relatively consistent, even though many have become enamoured with the presumptive heir of the Liberal Party, Justin Trudeau. According to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television, two in five (42%, down 3 points since last year) ‘approve’ of the performance of the Conservative government under the leadership of Stephen Harper, while three in five (58%, up 3 points.) ‘disapprove’ of the Harper government’s performance. With approximately two years to go before an election anything is possible, but if those who approve of his performance are prepared to support him in the next election, the Tories could be on their way to a fourth mandate.     


From the Heir of Pierre Trudeau to the Heir Apparent: The Justin Trudeau Juggernaut Enigma

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Toronto, ON – Despite the fact that a majority (70%) of Canadians believe the Liberals will rule again someday and that six in ten (61%) think the Grits under Justin Trudeau have the best chance of beating Prime Minister Harper's governing Tories (a majority of current NDP voters think so too), a strong majority (73%) believe that if he wasn't his father’s son he would not be where he is today. A majority (65%) of Liberal voters think so too.     


Trudeau’s Trajectory Trending Upward as Presumptive New Liberal Leader Creates Three-Way Race

Friday, April 05, 2013

Toronto, ON – As Liberals gather this weekend to elect their new leader – presumably Justin Trudeau, son of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau – a new Ipsos Reid poll has revealed that the affable, charismatic man has the potential to turn-around recent Liberal misfortunes, effectively creating a three-way race nationally and in key battleground provinces. Moreover, he trumps the other leaders in many key leadership attributes.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: 2016 Candidates

Friday, March 15, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters about 2016 candidates.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Approval Ratings, Abortion & Gay Marriage

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters about approval ratings, abortion and gay marriage.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Presidential and Congressional Approval

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on presidential and congressional approval. Topline results are available for download.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Sequestration

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters on sequestration. Topline results are available for download.     


“The Big Shift” Presents a Provocative Look at the New Canadian Political Geography

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Toronto, ON – With an ever-evolving and growing economy and constantly changing demographic base, one of the world’s most consensual countries is polarizing and moving in an entirely new direction.     


To the Senate of Canada: Your 15 Minutes Are Up as Eight in Ten (78%) Want Senate Reformed (42%) or Abolished (36%) in Wake of Current Scandals

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Senate has been the focus of numerous scandals the past few weeks, ranging from charges against Conservative Senator Patrick Brazeau and his resulting leave-of-absence, to questionable housing and travel expenses that have led to an externally-led audit of numerous Senators’ expense claims.     


Nearly Half (45%) Believe That NDP is Ready to be Canada’s Next Government

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Toronto, ON – The NDP’s lustre as Canada’s official opposition party has not yet dulled, and many believe the party is ready for the next step – to govern the country – according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television. Nearly half (45%) of Canadians ‘agree’ (13% strongly/31% somewhat) that they think ‘the NDP is ready to be Canada’s next governing party’. Six in ten (55%), however, ‘disagree’ (26% strongly/29% somewhat) that they think the NDP is ready to assume the role of Canada’s next government. For a party that until the most recent election could not shake third-party status, the fact that nearly half of Canadians believe they’re ready to govern is a significant realignment in Canadian politics, which began under the leadership of the late Jack Layton.     


Liberals Down But Not Out as Majority (56%) of Canadians Believe Liberals Will Some Day Return to Power under Next Leader

Friday, January 04, 2013

Toronto, ON – Most Canadians are confident that the Liberals -- once Canada’s natural governing party—will return to power sometime under the reign of its next leader, according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television. A majority (56%) of Canadians ‘agree’ (13% strongly/44% somewhat) that ‘the Liberal Party, led by the person who wins the current leadership race, will someday return to power as Canada’s government’. A minority (44%) of Canadians, on the other hand, ‘disagree’ (12% strongly/31% somewhat) that the next Liberal leader will one day be Prime Minister.     


Opinions of Stephen Harper Hold Steady since Last Year: Approval of Prime Minister’s Performance at 45% (Down 3 Pts); 44% (Down 2 Pts) Believe Majority Government Working Well

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Toronto, ON – Prime Minister Stephen Harper has an approval rating of 45%, only a modest decline since last year, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News. Nearly half (45%) ‘approve’ (11% strongly/33% somewhat) of the ‘the way Stephen Harper is handling his job as Prime Minister’, while a majority (55%) of Canadians ‘disapprove’ (26% strongly/29% somewhat) of Harper’s ability to handle the top job in Canada. But in a country where it doesn’t take a majority of the popular vote to secure a majority government, if most of those who approve of the Prime Minister’s party support his candidates in the next election, the Conservatives would be likely to have another strong showing on Election Day in 2015.     


Majority (61%) Disagrees Harper Government Doing a Good Job Protecting Canada’s Environment

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Toronto, ON – Canadians believe the Harper government could be doing more to protect the environment, according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television. Only two in five (39%) Canadians ‘agree’ (6% strongly/32% somewhat) that ‘the Harper government is doing a good job in protecting Canada’s environment’. Three in five (61%), however, ‘disagree’ (29% strongly/32% somewhat) that the Harper government is good job protecting the environment.     


Two-Thirds (65%) of Canadians Optimistic For Economy in 2013, Especially In West

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Toronto, ON – Looking ahead to the New Year, most Canadians have a positive outlook on Canada’s economy, especially those living in the west, according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television. Two-thirds (65%) of Canadians expect 2013 to be a ‘good’ (8% very/57% somewhat) year for the Canadian economy, while one in three (35%) believe it will be a ‘bad’ (6% very/29% somewhat) year going forward.     


Two-Thirds (68%) of Canadians Agree Harper Government Should Stop the Sale of Canadian Companies to All Foreign Investors, Three Quarters (74%) Agree Sales to Foreign-Owned State Enterprises Should...

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Toronto, ON – Most Canadians want to put a stop to the sale of Canadian companies to foreign investors – particularly if that investor is a state-owned enterprise – according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television. Two-thirds (68%) of Canadians ‘agree’ (29% strongly/38% somewhat) that ‘the Harper government should stop the sale of Canadian companies to all foreign investors’. Just one in three (32%) Canadians, however, ‘disagree’ (7% strongly/25% somewhat) that the government should stop the sale of companies to foreign investors.     


Voter and Non-voter Analysis Poll

Friday, December 14, 2012

Washington, D.C. - A new Ipsos poll of voters and nonvoters, conducted on behalf of Professor Ellen Shearer of the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications, finds notable differences in the attitudes and behaviors of these two groups, but also among nonvoters themselves.     


Three in Five (62%) Canadians Say the Federal Government is Doing Too Little to Protect Species at Risk

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Ottawa, ON – Three in five (62%) Canadians feel that the federal government is doing too little to ensure the survival of Canada’s species at risk and should strengthen and better enforce Canada’s endangered species laws, according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of the Canadian Wildlife Federation. One third (34%) think that the federal government is doing enough and is effectively protecting species at risk with tools like the Species at Risk Act, while only four percent say the federal government is doing too much.     


Two Thirds (64%) of Canadians Want Senate to Pass Bill Legalizing Single Event Sports Betting

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Toronto, ON – Two thirds (64%) of Canadians believe that the Senate should pass a bill before it that would legalize betting on the outcome of a single sporting event, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Gaming Association. Conversely, four in ten (36%) are of the opinion that the Senate should ‘defeat the bill and stop it from becoming law’. The bill, currently being considered by the Senate, passed 3rd reading in the House of Commons with unanimous support from all parties, and has also received the support of eight provincial governments.     


Elizabeth May is Canada's Parliamentarian of the Year

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Ottawa, ON – Elizabeth May, the Green Party Member of Parliament for Saanich – Gulf Islands, and the leader of the Green Party of Canada, has been named Canada’s Parliamentarian of the Year by her House of Commons peers in the sixth annual survey of Canada’s 305 sitting Members of Parliament (MPs). The study was conducted by Ipsos-Reid on behalf of Maclean’s in partnership with the The Historica-Dominion Institute and L’Actualité, and is designed to honour the public service of Canada’s parliamentarians.     


Buzz Around Justin Trudeau and Liberal Leadership Contest Creates Momentum, But Liberals (26%) Still Trail NDP (30%) and Conservatives (34%)

Friday, November 16, 2012

Toronto, ON – The entrance of Justin Trudeau into the Liberal leadership race, and the resulting buzz surrounding the Liberal Party, appears to have helped the Liberals gain back support from the NDP, according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television.     


Majority of Canadians Support Adopting American-Style ‘Town-Hall’ Debates (75%), More Televised Leaders Debates (65%), and More Referenda (59%), But Don’t Want Political Action Committees (47%) or...

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Toronto, ON – With all eyes in Canada pointed south to watch the American Election being held on Tuesday, it appears that many Canadians are supportive of adopting many U.S.-style components for use in Canadian elections, but draw the line on other uniquely-American components, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television.     


Ipsos/Reuters State-Level Election Tracking: 11.05.12

Monday, November 05, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Final state numbers for the Reuters/Ipsos tracker are below:     


Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 48% - Romney 46%

Monday, November 05, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Reuters/Ipsos final national poll has Obama in the lead by two points: 48% vs. 46%.     


Ipsos/Reuters State-Level Election Tracking: 11.04.12

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Today we have included information about which candidate is preferred in key policy areas within each state. Some of the main findings are summarized below, but there is a great deal more information in the toplines attached:     


Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 48% - Romney 47%

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Today’s Reuters/Ipsos polls show a very close race - the national numbers have Obama at 48% and Romney at 47%.     


Ipsos/Reuters State-Level Election Tracking: 11.03.12

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Today’s Reuters/Ipsos state poll data continues to reflect the closeness of this race:     


Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 47% - Romney 46%

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Today’s Reuters/Ipsos national poll shows Obama with a 1 point lead over Romney: 47% to 46% in the popular vote.     


Nine in Ten (90%) Canadians Believe Barack Obama Will Retain Presidency and 86% Would Vote for Obama If They Could

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Toronto, ON – Although Ipsos/Reuters tracking has the current presidential race within 1 point as of November 1st, nine in ten (90%) Canadians believe Barack Obama will retain his position in the Oval Office on November 6th, according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television. Only one in ten (10%) Canadians believe Republican challenger Mitt Romney will unseat the President. Quebecers (94%), Ontarians (91%), and British Columbians (90%) are most likely to believe that the Presidency will not change hands, while residents of Saskatchewan and Manitoba (15%), Alberta (14%), and Atlantic Canada (14%) are most likely to believe Mitt Romney will be victorious.     


Ipsos/Reuters State-Level Election Tracking: 11.02.12

Friday, November 02, 2012

Washington, D.C. - The Reuters/Ipsos daily state poll is attached. Key kindings include:     


Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 46% - Romney 46%

Friday, November 02, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Today’s Reuters/Ipsos national voting data shows the candidates exactly even on 46%. Other findings include:     


Ipsos/Reuters State-Level Election Tracking: 11.01.12

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Washington, D.C. - The Reuters/Ipsos Daily State Poll data is attached. Key findings include:     


Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 47% - Romney 46%

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Today’s Reuters/Ipsos Daily National Poll shows that - for the third day in a row - there has been no change in the headline numbers, with 47% of likely voters saying they will vote for Obama and 46% for Romney.     


Ipsos/Reuters State-Level Election Tracking: 10.31.12

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Today is the first day of the Reuters/Ipsos daily state polling: we will be carrying out a rolling poll in these four states from today through Election Day. Interviewing for today’s poll began on Monday the 29th.     


Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 47% - Romney 46%

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Today’s Reuters/Ipsos Daily Poll is attached. There has been no change to the numbers since yesterday, with Obama at 47% and Romney at 46%.     


Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 47% - Romney 46%

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Today’s Reuters/Ipsos Daily Poll is attached. Both candidates have moved down one point, with Obama on 47% and Romney on 46%.     


Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 48% - Romney 47%

Monday, October 29, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Today’s Reuters/Ipsos Daily Tracker has Obama down one point from yesterday to 48% and Romney up one point to 47%.     


Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 49% - Romney 46%

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Today’s Reuters/Ipsos Poll shows Obama up two points to 49% and Romney up one point to 46%.     


Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 47% - Romney 45%

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Today’s Reuters/Ipsos Poll shows Obama leading Romney by two points: Obama on 47% (no change from yesterday) and Romney on 45% (down one from yesterday).     


Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 47% - Romney 46%

Friday, October 26, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Today’s Reuters/Ipsos poll shows Obama on 47% and Romney on 46% - one point up for Obama and one down for Romney. This poll, and the last few days of polls, highlights just how close this election is in terms of the popular vote - very much neck-and-neck.     


Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 46% - Romney 47%

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Today’s Reuters/Ipsos Daily Poll shows no change from yesterday, with Obama on 46% and Romney on 47%.     


Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 46% - Romney 47%

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Today’s Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking poll shows Romney at 47% and Obama at 46% among likely voters, a one-point lead for Mitt Romney. This represents a change of one point for both candidates (Romney up one and Obama down one) since yesterday.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Debate #3 Pre-Post Analysis

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Washington, D.C. - The Reuters/Ipsos Post-Debate Poll shows Obama as the clear winner of the third debate: 47% think he did the better job, compared to 31% who say the same of Romney.     


Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 47% - Romney 46%

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking shows Obama 1 point up, at 47%, while Romney remains at 46%.     


Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 46% - Romney 46%

Monday, October 22, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Today’s data shows the candidates tied on 46%. This is a one-point increase for Romney since Saturday.     


Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 46% - Romney 45%

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Saturday’s Reuters/Ipsos Daily Tracking poll shows Romney moving up two points to 45%, while Obama remains on 46%. This one-point lead for Obama suggests a slight narrowing of the race.     


Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 46% - Romney 43%

Friday, October 19, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Today’s Reuters/Ipsos Daily Tracking poll shows yet another three-point lead, although both candidates have ticked down one point: Obama 46% vs. Romney 43%. Obama appears to be holding steady with a small lead.     


Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 47% - Romney 44%

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Wasington, D.C. - Today’s Reuters/Ipsos Daily Tracking poll is unchanged from yesterday, with 47% of likely voters saying they plan to vote for Obama vs. 44% for Romney.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Debate #2 Pre-Post Analysis

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Full details of the Reuters / Ipsos Presidential Debate #2 poll is attached, which includes pre-post findings:     


Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 47% - Romney 44%

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wasington, D.C. - Today’s Reuters/Ipsos daily voting tracker was released this morning. It shows Obama with a three-point lead: 47% vs. 44%. This is our standard four-day rolling tracker (pulled every morning) and therefore contains very few post-debate interviews.     


Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 46% - Romney 43%

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Our poll today has a three-point lead for Obama: Obama is on 46% and Romney on 43%.     


Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 47% - Romney 45%

Monday, October 15, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Today’s Reuters/Ipsos poll shows Obama up one more point since yesterday, now at 47% to Romney’s 45%. Ten percent of Registered voters have already cast their ballot, and an additional 29% plan to vote before Election Day.     


Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 46% - Romney 45%

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Today’s poll gives Obama a one-point lead: Obama is on 46% to Romney’s 45%. This is a one point increase for Obama and a one point drop for Romney compared to Friday’s data.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: VP Debate

Friday, October 12, 2012

Washington, D.C. - The Reuters / Ipsos VP Debate poll shows that the debate energized both bases, and tips debate ‘victory’ towards Biden:     


Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 45% - Romney 46%

Friday, October 12, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Today’s Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking number shows Romney’s lead at one point, with support for Romney dropping from 47% to 46%, and support for Obama increasing from 44% to 45%.     


Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 44% - Romney 47%

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Today’s poll shows that Romney has extended his lead to three points, compared to one point yesterday. Romney is now at 47% to Obama’s 44% among likely voters, a gain of two points for Romney.     


Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 44% - Romney 45%

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Today’s data gives a one-point lead to Mitt Romney: Obama is on 44% to Romney’s 45%. This is a one-point drop for Obama since yesterday.     


Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 45% - Romney 45%

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Today’s data shows the candidates neck-and-neck, both on 45%. This is a two-point drop for Obama, and no change for Romney.     


Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 47% - Romney 45%

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Today’s voting intention numbers are unchanged from yesterday: Obama on 47% and Romney on 45%. The debate seems to have narrowed the race, but Romney has a bit further to go to close the gap.     


Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 47% - Romney 45%

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Today’s Reuters/Ipsos data has Obama on 47% and Romney on 45%, a two-point lead for Obama.     


Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 46% - Romney 44%

Friday, October 05, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Today’s data shows Obama on 46% and Romney on 44%. This is a drop of two points for Obama, and an increase of one point for Romney.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Debate #1 Pre-Post Analysis

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Washington, D.C. - At 11pm last night, Ipsos added debate questions to our rolling online tracking survey. Between then and about noon today, we conducted 536 interviews with Registered Voters. The attached topline has a pre-debate/post-debate comparative analysis of the candidates on the key issues, as well as debate-specific questions.     


Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 46% - Romney 41%

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Yesterday’s Reuters / Ipsos Daily Tracking Poll numbers were released early this morning. The headline figures are unchanged from Monday, with Obama on 46% and Romney on 41%.     


Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 46% - Romney 41%

Monday, October 01, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Today’s Reuters / Ipsos Daily Tracking Poll has Obama up five points, with Obama on 46% and Romney on 41%.     


Canadians Say Parliament’s Focus Should be on Healthcare (68%), Job Creation (66%) and Scaling Back MP Pensions (56%) as Top Priorities

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Toronto, ON – With Parliament having resumed from its summer break, two in three (68%) Canadians believe that a top priority of Parliament should be to improve the quality of the health care system, placing it tops on the list of priorities, according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television.     


Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 47% - Romney 42%

Friday, September 28, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Today’s Reuters / Ipsos Daily Tracking Poll has Obama down two points to 47% and Romney holding steady at 42%.     


Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 49% - Romney 42%

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Little change in the numbers today, with Obama on 49% and Romney on 42% - a 7 point lead for Obama.     


Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 49% - Romney 43%

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Today's voting data shows little change from yesterday, with Obama on 49% and Romney on 43%. This is a one-point change for Romney from Sept 25th (data also included here). Obama’s lead has been very consistent and steady for the past two weeks.     


Ipsos/Reuters Voter ID Analysis

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Washington, D.C. - An Ipsos analysis of over 20,000 interviews collected between July and September shows that Americans of voting age who are least likely to have Government-issued Identification are younger (18-24 years old) and of a lower educational attainment. People less likely to have ID are also – perhaps not surprisingly – less likely to vote. They are also more likely to fall in the lowest income bracket and to be of Hispanic or ‘Other’ ethnicity.     


Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 49% - Romney 42%

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Voting intention data from Tuesday shows Obama at 49% and Romney at 42, with Romney falling one point from Monday.     


Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 49% - Romney 43%

Monday, September 24, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Obama remains up 6 points in today’s Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking poll: Obama 49% vs. Romney 43%     


Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 48% - Romney 43%

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Today’s Reuters/Ipsos poll shows no change from yesterday, with Obama at 48% and Romney at 43%.     


Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 48% - Romney 43%

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Washington, D.C. - The Reuters / Ipsos daily tracking poll has Romney on 43% (no change from yesterday) and Obama up one point to 48%.     


Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 47% - Romney 43%

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Perhaps ironically, today’s data shows 47% of Likely Voters planning to vote for Obama, and 43% for Mitt Romney. Obama retains a lead of four points, although his lead has declined a few points in the past few days (see attached graphic for reference).     


Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 48% - Romney 43%

Monday, September 17, 2012

Washington, DC - Obama retains lead of 5 points, at 48% to Romney’s 43%.     


Overall, Eight in Ten (81%) Support a Free Trade Agreement Between Canada and the European Union

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Toronto, ON – As Canada and the European Union (EU) continue to negotiate a trade agreement, Canadians, overall, are vastly supportive of such a deal. Eight in ten (81%) Canadians ‘support’ (20% strongly/61% somewhat) a free-trade agreement between Canada and the European Union. Two in ten (19%), however, say they ‘oppose’ (5% strongly/15% somewhat) such a trade agreement between Canada and the European Union.     


Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 48% - Romney 41%

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Obama’s ‘bump’ has staying power; he is now leading Romney by 7 points.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: September 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Washington, D.C. - The Ipsos/Reuters September Political Poll collected by telephone, released this morning is attached. This data was collected after the end of the Democratic convention (Fri-Mon). There are some notable changes from last month:     


Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 46% - Romney 43%

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Reuters/Ipsos daily poll finds Obama down two points to 46% and Romney steady on 43%. Obama’s post-convention bump seems to be settling into about a 3-point lead.     


Ipsos/Reuters Daily Election Tracking: Obama 48% - Romney 43%

Monday, September 10, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Reuters/Ipsos daily poll finds Obama on 48% and Romney on 43%. It seems that the Convention Bump has sustained for another day, and Obama enters the post-Convention season in the lead.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Conventions Day 13

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Washington, D.C. - The bump has sustained – best illustrated in the charts attached. Obama is now on 47% and Romney on 43% - this is a one point change from yesterday for both candidates. Again, this is within the credibility interval, but indicates that yesterday’s movement was the beginning of a bump rather than statistical ‘noise’. Today’s data shows a significant change in both candidates’ ratings compared to three days ago – Obama up three and Romney down three.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Conventions Day 12

Friday, September 07, 2012

Washington - We may be seeing the beginning of a Convention bump for the President: Obama is up 2 points to 46% and Romney down one point to 44% among Likely Voters. The shifts are within the credibility interval for both candidates, but the direction of both does suggest the beginning of a post-Convention ‘bump’; tomorrow’s data will provide more clarity.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Conventions Day 11

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Washington, D.C. - On the third day of the Democratic Convention, Obama’s voting intention score remains flatlined on 44%, with Romney on 45%. There is, however, usually a ‘lag’ to convention bumps, so it is possible we will still see movement in the next few days.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Conventions Day 10

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Day 10 of Ipsos’ daily convention poll tracking shows little movement in voting intention, with Obama ticking down one point from yesterday. The vast majority of interviews in this dataset will have taken place before Michelle Obama’s speech last night. As you can see from the pie charts (see sidebar) 61% of Americans have seen ‘nothing at all’ or ‘just a little bit’ about the Democratic Convention.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Conventions Day 9

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Obama and Romney remain essentially tied, with Romney on 46% to Obama’s 45%. As we head into the Democratic National Convention today, the President will seek to shore up his credibility on the number one issue for Americans, the economy. He has his work cut out for him: with 75% of Americans saying that they feel things are ‘off on the wrong track’ on this issue, it will be an uphill battle.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Conventions Day 7

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Day seven of Convention tracking shows Obama and Romney tied on 45%. This signals that we’re not likely to see a sustained bump for Romney. As we go into next week’s convention, Romney will struggle to maintain even footing with the President; we’ll likely see a shift back towards Obama. The question is if, and how long, the Democrats can maintain any boost that the Convention brings them.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Conventions Day 6

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Day six of Ipsos’ convention tracking finds Obama leading by one point (44% vs. 43%), which is a switch from yesterday’s 1-point lead for Romney. This suggests that the ‘bump’ is already muted and we’re unlikely to see much more movement.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Republican National Convention Day 5

Friday, August 31, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Day five of Ipsos’ convention tracking shows Romney holding steady against Obama. Our take on the convention so far is that it is doing exactly what it needed to for Romney: improving his ‘likeability’ factor.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Republican National Convention Day 4

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Day four of Ipsos’ convention tracking shows some positive movement for the Republicans. We have also put the ‘candidate attributes’ questions into charts to help with visualizing how the numbers have been shifting over the course of the Convention. As you will see, some of the personal attributes we’re tracking are going slowly up for Romney, and down for Obama. This is also reflected in Romney’s increasing share of the vote – Romney is now leading Obama by two points.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Republican National Convention Day 3

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Obama and Romney are now tied (at 43%) on the third day of the Reuters/Ipsos rolling daily convention tracking poll.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Republican National Convention Day 2

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Since the Convention didn’t start in earnest until today, it is unlikely we will see much Convention-related shift so far. The topline now includes a column for ‘Non-Aligned Registered Voters’ – these are people who do not choose Obama or Romney at the Voting Intention Question Q3 (and choose any of Wouldn’t vote/None/Other/Refused/Don’t know). Here are a few highlights from the poll:     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Republican National Convention Day 1

Monday, August 27, 2012

Washington, D.C. - In the first poll of the Republican National Convention, Ipsos provides ‘benchmark’ metrics for a host of variables which will be tracked over the course of the Conventions this week and next. It will be interesting to see how these measures shift over the course of the Conventions. One of our questions from today’s poll asks about traits of the two candidates:     


National Treasury Employees Union – Attitudes Towards Federal Workers Poll

Monday, August 20, 2012

Washington, D.C. - A new Ipsos telephone poll conducted August 2-6, 2012 shows that:     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: August 2012

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Washington, D.C. - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Reuters from August 2-6, 2012.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Issues Tracking

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Washington, DC - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters from July 19-23, 2012. A summary of the findings is listed below.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: July 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Washington, D.C. - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Reuters from July 5-9, 2012.     


Canadians Say they Trust, Get Better Value from their Municipal Governments than the Feds or Provinces

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Toronto, ON – A new poll reveals that Canadians have more trust in their local, municipal governments than their provincial or federal governments, and also believe they get better value for the taxes they pay from their local government, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television. The poll is the 6th in a series conducted for Canada Day examining the values, beliefs, symbols and icons of Canadians.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Healthcare Law

Monday, July 02, 2012

Washington, DC - While there was little change in support among all Americans, support among Registered Voters increased by five points over this period, from 43% to 48% in favor of the bill. The biggest shift has been among Independents, whose favorability towards the bill has increased 11 points from 27% to 38%.     


On Immigrants and Aboriginals: Majority (72%) of Canadians Disagree That Canada Should Admit More Immigrants than Current Levels, Split on Whether Immigration has Been Positive (40%) or Negative...

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Toronto, ON – Three-quarters (72%) of Canadians ‘disagree’ (34% strongly/38% somewhat) that ‘Canada should let in more immigrants than it currently does’, according to the fourth instalment in a special series on Canada conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television. Believing that Canada should open its doors wider, three in ten (28%) ‘agree’ (5% strongly/23% somewhat) that Canada should take in more immigrants than its current amount.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Healthcare

Monday, June 25, 2012

Washington, DC - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters from June 19-23, 2012. A summary of the findings is listed below.     


NDP (38%) Move Ahead, Challenge Tories (35%) For the Lead

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Toronto, ON – The New Democrats (38%) and the Conservatives (35%) are in a tight fight for the lead in federal support, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television. Liberal support continues to wane (18%).     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Economy

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Washington, DC - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Reuters from June 7-11, 2012. A summary of the findings is listed below.     


Majority (56%) of Canadians Agree Liberal Party is a ‘Party of the Past’

Monday, June 11, 2012

Toronto, ON – A majority (56%) of Canadians ‘agree’ (19% strongly/38% somewhat) that they consider ‘the Liberal Party to be a party of the past, not a party of the future’, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television. Conversely, a minority (44%) ‘disagrees’ (12% strongly/32% somewhat) with this sentiment. Among Liberal party supporters, two in ten (21%) believe their own party is a party of the past, while eight in ten (79%) believe it’s a party of the future.     


Bob Rae Makes Positive Impression on Liberal Supporters, But May Have Difficulty Wooing Other Voters

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Toronto, ON – Bob Rae appears to have made a positive overall impression on Liberal supporters, but he may have a hard time wooing supporters of other parties back into the Liberal fold, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television. The emerging question on the federal political scene, likely to be decided by Liberal Party brass in the next few weeks, is whether Bob Rae’s tenure at the helm of the Liberal Party will be temporary as initially intended, or whether he will have the opportunity to run and seek the permanent leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Impact of Obama on Support for Gay Marriage Anal