Federal Politics Polls

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 Analysis

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Washington, DC - A number of commentators have looked into shifts in support for gay marriage following President Obama’s announcement, which can be found here: http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/25/signs-of-shift-among-african-americans-on-same-sex-marriage/     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Federal Policy and Campaign Spending

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Washington, DC - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters from May 22-24, 2012. A summary of the findings is listed below:     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Obama's Position on Gay Marriage & Romney's Bullying Allegation

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Washington, D.C. - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters from May 11-15, 2012 about Barack Obama's position on gay marriage and Mitt Romney's bullying allegation.     


Liberal Woes Continue (19%) As Tories (37%) and NDP (35%) Battle for Top Spot

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Toronto, ON – Liberal woes appear to be continuing as the NDP and Tories remain competitive for top spot, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television. Liberal support continues to be suppressed likely due to uncertainty surrounding the future of their leadership, while at the same time being eclipsed by the fanfare of the one-year anniversary of the Tory Majority victory, and a newly-elected NDP leader.     


The American Mosaic: Weary Warriors Favor Obama

Monday, May 14, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Various parts of this Ipsos/Reuters poll were conducted between Jan. 1st and May 3rd 2012.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: May 2012

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Washington, D.C. - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Reuters from May 3rd – 7th, 2012.     


Trends in American Public Opinion on Global Warming Policies Between 2010 and 2012

Monday, May 07, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Two sets of events in 2011 and early 2012 might have caused a drop in the proportion of Americans who endorse policies intended to reduce future global warming: (1) the fact that 2011 was an unusually cool year in terms of world-wide average temperatures, and (2) statements by most candidates running for the Republican Party’s nomination for President expressing skepticism about the existence of climate change, the role of human activity in causing it, or the wisdom of implementing policies to curtail it.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Afghanistan Policy

Monday, May 07, 2012

Washington, D.C. - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters from May 2nd – 4th, 2012. A summary of the findings are listed below:     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Veepstakes

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Washington, D.C. - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters from April 27th – May 3rd, 2012. A summary of the findings are listed below:     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Hispanic Attitudes Towards Presidential Candidates' Policies

Friday, April 27, 2012

Washington, D.C. - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters from April 9th – 26th, 2012 about Hisplanic attitudes towards Presidential candidates' policies.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Immigration Attitudes

Friday, April 20, 2012

Washington, D.C. - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters from April 9th – 12th, 2012 about immigration attitudes.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Support Among Women

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Washington, D.C. - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Reuters from April 12th-15th, 2012.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Taxation

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Washington, D.C. - The latest Reuters Ipsos poll indicates that Americans are somewhat tolerant (at least in theory) of a sharply progressive tax structure where people with $1m or more in income see a tax rate of at least 35%.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: April 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

Washington, D.C. - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Reuters from April 12th-15th, 2012.     


Bounces and Blunders: NDP (33%) Surges from Post-Convention Momentum, Tories (34%) Stumble amid Controversies

Friday, April 13, 2012

Toronto, ON – The NDP and newly-elected leader Thomas Mulcair are enjoying their honeymoon following the NDP leadership convention, while Stephen Harper and the Tories stumble from multiple controversies, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted for Postmedia News and Global Television.     


Canadians Assess the 2012 Flaherty Federal Budget: Three Quarters (73%) View Budget as Good (18%) or a Wash (55%), Only Some say Bad (24%) or Will Hurt Them Personally (28%)

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Toronto, ON – Reacting to the federal budget tabled by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty last Thursday in the House of Commons, three quarters (73%) of Canadians view the budget as being good or a wash (neither good nor bad), according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television. A majority (55%) thinks it’s neither good nor bad and they’d symbolically just shrug their shoulders, while one in five (18%) say it’s good and they’d symbolically give it two thumbs up. One quarter (24%) thinks it’s bad and they’d symbolically give it two thumbs down and three percent (3%) don’t know. In contrast, last year more thought the budget was good (19%) than bad (16%).     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Healthcare Reform Law

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Washington, DC - These are the findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters from March 26th – 27th, 2012 about healthcare law.     


Half (49%) of Canadians Bracing for ‘Bad News’ Federal Budget; Few (9%) Think it will be ‘Good News’

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Toronto, ON – One half (49%) of Canadians are bracing for a ‘bad news’ federal budget – most especially those in Ontario (56%), Quebec (54%) and Atlantic Canada (54%) – according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for Postmedia News and Global Television. A minority of Albertans (39%), British Columbians (36%) and residents of Saskatchewan and Manitoba (25%) believe the budget will be ‘bad news’ for people like them.     


Majority (54%) Approves of Federal Government’s Management of the Economy

Friday, March 16, 2012

Toronto, ON – A majority (54%) of Canadians ‘approve’ (7% strongly/47% somewhat) of the federal government’s overall management of the Canadian economy, according to an Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television. Conversely, nearly half (46%) ‘disapprove’ (14% strongly/32% somewhat) of the way the Harper Government has been handling this file.     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: March 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Ipsos’ latest nation-wide telephone poll carried out on behalf of Reuters and published on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 reveals that:     


While Most (57%) Believe Elections Canada Will Get to Bottom of Robo-Calling Allegations, Full Majority (75%) Supports Independent Judicial Inquiry

Monday, March 12, 2012

Toronto, ON – While most (57%) believe that Elections Canada will get to the bottom of recent robo-calling allegations, a full majority (75%) supports an independent judicial inquiry into the matter, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television.     


Scandals and Controversy Have Little Immediate Impact on Political Support as Tories (37%) Maintain Large Lead Over NDP (29%), Liberals (23%)

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Toronto, ON – Despite a tumultuous month in Ottawa due to recent announcements and scandals, the overall political landscape in Canada has yet to change in a significant way since the last federal election in May of last year, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television.     


Canadians Split on Whether Accusations of Robo-Call Conservative Conspiracy are True (50%) or Not (47%)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Toronto, ON – Canadians are split on whether the robo-call accusations levied against the Conservative party about an organized conspiracy to suppress the oppositions’ vote during the last election are true, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television. While Prime Minister Harper and the Conservatives maintain they had no knowledge of the calls, fully one half (50%) ‘agree’ (16% strongly/34% somewhat) that ‘these accusations are true and the Conservative Party had a coordinated campaign to deceive Canadian voters with misleading telephone calls in the last election’. Conversely, the other half (47%) of Canadians ‘disagree’ (20% strongly/26% somewhat), and 4% don’t know.     


Reuters-Ipsos Ohio Republican Primary Poll

Monday, March 05, 2012

Washington, DC - The Reuters-Ipsos Ohio Republican Primary online poll released March 4, 2012 shows this is a very tight race. Our data shows this race as a TIE at 32% each for Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum.     


Exasperated Small Business Owners Yet to be Persuaded by GOP Candidates, Survey Says

Monday, March 05, 2012

New York, NY - More than 70 percent of small business owners say the stalled economy is hurting them, and many have yet to be convinced that any of the Republican candidates for President is equipped to turn things around. That’s according to the latest quarterly Yahoo! Small Business survey of small business owners who intend to vote on November 6. The online survey of 250 full or partial owners of U.S. businesses with 1-100 employees was conducted in February with Ipsos MediaCT.     


Majority (56%) of Canadians Support Bill C-30, But Most (80%) Believe Bill May Lead to Government/Police Spying on Canadians for Activities Outside the Realm of Illegal Activity

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Toronto, ON – Despite fierce and vocal opposition to Bill C-30, also known as the “Protecting Children from Internet Predators Act”, those most vocal appear to be in the minority, according a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television. A majority (56%) of online Canadians ‘support’ (15% strongly/41% somewhat) Bill C-30 as it stands, while a minority (44%) ‘oppose’ (21% strongly/23% somewhat).     


Ipsos/Reuters Poll: February 2012

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Ipsos’ latest nation-wide telephone poll carried out on behalf of Reuters and published on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 shows that:     


Most (74%) Canadians Oppose Idea of Raising Eligibility Age for Old-Age Security to 67, Half (49%) Strongly Opposed

Friday, February 03, 2012

Toronto, ON – Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Government of Canada may face a tough public relations battle on Old-Age Security reform if it moves ahead with its plans to raise the age of eligibility to 67, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global Television and Postmedia news.     


Ipsos/ Reuters Poll: Florida Republican Primary

Friday, January 27, 2012

Washington, D.C. - In our ongoing Florida Republican Primary tracking, we find Mitt Romney building a respectable lead over Newt Gingrich.     


Ipsos/ Reuters Poll: South Carolina Republican Primary, January 19, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

Washington, D.C. - The results of the latest Reuters-Ipsos poll of the South Carolina Republican Primary shows Mitt Romney continues to lead all other Republicans (Q5) by a significant margin of 12 percentage points. Even if the contest came down to a direct head-to-head clash between Romney and Gingrich (as Perry’s impending announcement indicates is closer to being a reality), Romney still wins substantially (Q6).     


Ipsos/ Reuters Poll: South Carolina Republican Primary, January 16, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Ipsos' latest poll of South Carolina registered voters, conducted on behalf of Thomson Reuters, shows Mitt Romney with a significant lead.     


Seven in Ten (69%) Canadians ‘Strongly Agree’ that Premiers Should Adopt Principles to Put Patients First

Monday, January 16, 2012

Toronto, ON – As the premiers are set to meet in Victoria as part of the Council of the Federation, Canadians want their premier to adopt a series of principles that put patients first, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Medical Association. Canada’s physicians and nurses have developed a series of principles to make the healthcare system more concentrated on the needs of patients. These principles have been adopted by some 70 organizations including medical, health and patient groups. As such, almost all (95%) Canadians ‘agree’ (69% strongly/27% somewhat) that they would encourage their premier to ‘adopt a series of principles that make the healthcare system more concentrated on the needs of patients’ – with Albertans (76%) being most likely to strongly agree, followed by those living in Quebec (72%), Ontario (69%), Atlantic Canada (69%), Saskatchewan and Manitoba (63%) and British Columbia (59%).     


Ipsos/ Reuters Poll: January 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Washington, D.C. - In the lead-up to the crucial New Hampshire Primary, Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney has regained his position as the front-runner in the Republican Party.     


President Obama’s Approval among Hispanics Drops Six Points since June

Thursday, December 22, 2011

New York, NY – A recent Ipsos-Telemundo Poll indicates that just over half of U.S Hispanic adults (56%) approve the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President while 35 percent disapprove of it. While still a majority, the proportion of Hispanics who approve of how President Obama is handling his job keeps shrinking. An Ipsos-Telemundo Poll released in June 2011, found that Obama’s approval was at 62% at the time, already considerably lower than the 86% who approved back in April of 2009 – when the President marked his first 100 days in office. Overall, the President’s approval rating among Hispanics has dropped 30 points since April, 2009.     


La Aprobación del Presidente Obama entre los Hispanos Cae Seis Puntos desde Junio

Thursday, December 22, 2011

New York, NY – Los resultados de un reciente sondeo Ipsos-Telemundo indican que un poco más de la mitad de los adultos hispanos en los Estados Unidos (56%) aprueba de la forma en que Barak Obama está haciendo su trabajo como presidente, mientras que el 35% desaprueba. Aunque todavía representan una mayoría, la proporción de hispanos que aprueben como el presidente Obama está haciendo su trabajo sigue reduciéndose. En el sondeo previo de Ipsos-Telemundo, publicado en Junio de 2011, la aprobación del presidente Obama era del 62%. Los resultados de la medición de Junio ya representaban una caída considerable desde Abril de 2009, cuando la aprobación del presidente entre los hispanos era del 86%. Desde Abril 2009, cuando el presidente marcó sus primeros 100 días en el cargo, su aprobación entre los hispanos ha caído 30 puntos porcentuales.     


Despite Having Majority Government, Canadians Perceive Less is Getting Done in Ottawa, Minority (46%) Believes Majority Government Working Well

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Toronto, ON – Despite having a majority government in Ottawa, Canadians perceive that less is being accomplished on key government files this year than in the minority government situation of last year, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television. In every area studied, with the exception of healthcare, fewer Canadians believe things were accomplished this year than last year.     


Ipsos/ Reuters Poll: December 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Washington, D.C. - Ipsos' latest poll carried out on behalf of Thomson Reuters shows a rally for Newt Gingrich among Republicans… but this popularity doesn’t translate into political strength when it comes to the national Presidential race, where Romney fares much better against Obama than Gingrich does.     


Bob Rae is Canada's Parliamentarian of the Year

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Ottawa, ON – Bob Rae, the Liberal Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre, and the interim leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, has been named Canada’s Parliamentarian of the Year by his House of Commons peers in the fifth annual survey of Canada’s 307 sitting Members of Parliament (MPs). The study was conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Maclean’s in partnership with The Historica-Dominion Institute and L’Actualité, and is designed to honour the public service of Canada’s parliamentarians.     


Six in Ten (60%) Believe Federal Government Has Made it Too Difficult to Access Government Information

Monday, November 21, 2011

Toronto, ON – A majority (60%) Canadians believe the federal government makes it too difficult to access government information, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Journalism Foundation. The national Freedom of Information Act allows any Canadian citizen or journalist to request access to federal government information, which is often deemed confidential by government, but even with this law most believe the federal government deliberately restricts information.     


Ipsos/ Reuters Poll: Republican Candidates' Ratings

Monday, November 21, 2011

Washington, DC - Ipsos’ latest poll, published by Thomson Reuters on November 20th, finds that the recent Freddie Mac controversy has not impacted greatly on Gingrich’s ratings. Indeed, compared to our previous poll on the subject, Cain and Romney have both dropped off as Gingrich has moved up the ranking. Regardless of this movement, however, Romney is still the presumptive nominee among both the general public and among Registered Voter Republicans (34% among all and 42% among RV Republicans).     


Nearly Half of NDP (44%) and Liberal (41%) Voters Support Merger of Two Parties under One Banner

Monday, November 14, 2011

Toronto, ON – Nearly half of current NDP and Liberal supporters would support the merger of their parties under the banner of one unified party to take on Harper and the Tories, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television.     


Ipsos/ Reuters Poll: Rick Perry's Ratings

Monday, November 14, 2011

Washington, DC - Ipsos has undertaken an overnight poll on behalf of Thomson Reuters on the subject of Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Perry’s gaffe at the recent Republican debate in Michigan. This poll, published today, showed participants a video excerpt from the debate in order to assess possible impact on viewers.     


Ipsos/ Reuters Poll: Herman Cain's Ratings Post Press Conference

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Washington, DC - Ipsos has undertaken a third overnight poll on behalf of Thomson Reuters on the subject of Republican Presidential Candidate Herman Cain. This poll, published today, showed participants a video excerpt from yesterday’s press conference with Sharon Bialek, who has accused Cain of inappropriate behavior.     


Ipsos/ Reuters Poll: Herman Cain's Ratings

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Washington, DC - Ipsos' latest poll, carried out on behalf of Thomson Reuters and published today, shows that the allegations of sexual harassment have indeed impacted on Herman Cain's ratings. In particular, his favorability ratings have dropped since last week, especially among Republicans: last week, 66% of Republican registered voters had a favorable opinion of Cain, and this week that number has dropped 9 points to 57%. Among all registered voters, Cain's favorability has declined 5 points, from 37% to 32%.     


Ipsos/ Reuters Poll: November 2011

Friday, November 04, 2011

Washington, D.C. Ipsos' latest poll carried out on behalf of Thomson Reuters and published today shows, for the first time, Obama and Romney on equal footing when it comes to a Presidential head-to-head. Among Registered Voters, Romney is on 44% to Obama’s 43%, which represents a shift from the last time we asked this question in September 2011, when Obama led Romney 49% to 43% among Registered Voters.     


Ipsos/ Reuters Poll: October 27-28, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

Washington, DC - Ipsos’ latest poll (undertaken for Thomson Reuters) explored Republicans’ attitudes towards a recent political ad released on the internet by Herman Cain’s campaign. The ad features Cain’s Chief of Staff Mark Block, and ends with Block smoking a cigarette. It seems that the smoking scene at the end of the ad distracts notably from Cain’s message – although the ad is still seen in a positive light overall by the Tea Party base.     


Ipsos/ Reuters Poll: October 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Washington, DC - Ipsos' latest poll carried out on behalf of Reuters and published today shows that while Romney continues to lead in the Republican Presidential Primary, Herman Cain now coming in a close second. Supporters of Sarah Palin, who recently announced she would not seek the 2012 Republican nomination, have not yet coalesced behind a single candidate (Romney, Cain, Paul, and Perry have all seen an increase in vote share since Palin’s exit).     


Reuters/Stanford/Ipsos Environmental Poll

Friday, September 16, 2011

Washington, DC - A new Ipsos poll conducted behalf of Stanford University and Reuters explores American public opinion on the environment and global warming. A summary of key findings are listed below and the full report is available for download on the right.     


Ipsos/ Reuters Poll: September 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Washington, DC - Key findings from Ipsos' latest poll carried out on behalf of Reuters and published today are listed below and the topline document is available for download on the right .     


Canadians Support Greater Accountability in Health Care: Nine in Ten (87%) Think a Patient Health Charter Should be Required under the Next Federal-Provincial Health Care Funding Agreement

Monday, August 22, 2011

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Medical Association’s newly-released report card on the Canadian health care system has revealed several findings indicating that Canadians want greater accountability in health care, including: support for a patient health charter, a complaint mechanism, and a system that would allow those who are not receiving adequate care to receive care in other jurisdictions.     


Ipsos/ Reuters Poll: August 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Washington, DC - Ipsos' latest poll carried out on behalf of Reuters and published today shows a great deal of public discontent with Washington, as well as big jump in concern about the country’s economic future.     


Ipsos/Reuters Debt Poll: July 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Washington, DC - An overnight Ipsos poll, carried out on behalf of Reuters and published today, shows a very high level of concern among Americans about the Debt crisis. The public wants to see a mixed solution with some cuts and some tax increases; fewer than a third (31%) of Americans say that a non-mixed solution (either ALL cuts or ALL tax hikes) is best.     


When it comes to Healthcare, Most Canadians (89%) Expect the Federal Government to Play a Leading Role – and Think that a First Ministers Meeting Needs to be Called as Soon as Possible to Address the...

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Toronto, ON – Nine in ten (89%) ‘agree’ (57% strongly/32% somewhat) that ‘it is important that the federal government play a leading role in the transformation of the health care system’. Similarly, most (92%) ‘agree’ (57% strongly/35% somewhat) that ‘it is important that a meeting of the First Ministers be called as soon as possible to deal with the challenges facing the health care system’.     


Ipsos/ Reuters Poll: July 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Washington, DC - Below are the key findings from Ipsos' latest poll carried out on behalf of Reuters:     


Twice as Many Hispanics Approve than Disapprove of President Obama’s Job Performance

Thursday, June 30, 2011

New York, NY – A recent Ipsos-Telemundo Poll indicates that six in ten U.S. Hispanic adults (62 percent) approve of the way Barak Obama is handling his job as President while 31 percent disapprove of it. President Obama’s approval rating among Hispanics continues to be higher than it is among the U.S. public at large. The latest Ipsos-Reuters poll shows that just half of all U.S. adults (50 percent) approve of Obama’s job performance while 46 percent disapprove of it.     


Los Hispanos en Estados Unidos que Aprueban del Desempeño del Presidente Obama Dobla a Aquellos que lo Desaprueban

Thursday, June 30, 2011

New York, NY – Los resultados de un reciente sondeo Ipsos-Telemundo indican que seis de cada diez adultos hispanos en los Estados Unidos (62%) aprueba de la forma en que Barak Obama está haciendo su trabajo como Presidente, mientras que el 31% desaprueba. La tasa de aprobación del presidente Obama entre los hispanos sigue siendo más alta que entre el público en general de los EE.UU. La última encuesta de Ipsos-Reuters muestra que únicamente la mitad de los adultos de los EE.UU. (50%) aprueba la gestión de Obama, mientras que el 46% desaprueba de ella.     


Ipsos/ Reuters Poll: June 2011

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Washington, DC - Ipsos' latest poll carried out on behalf of Reuters and published yesterday sees Mitt Romney (32%) and Sarah Palin (29%) as the two most popular candidates among Republicans when it comes to casting a vote at the Republican primary. In addition, the poll shows no real change since last month in the President’s match-ups against potential Republican candidates: no Republican candidate receives more than 38%, while Obama receives 50% or more for every match-up.     


Ipsos/ Reuters Poll: May 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Washington, DC - Ipsos' latest poll carried out on behalf of Reuters and published today suggests that the 'Bin Laden Bump' will have a short half-life. While the events of last week certainly improve Obama's ratings when it comes to dealing with terrorism, it is essential to bear in mind that this issue is not as high on the public's radar as the issue of economy and jobs, where his rating has dropped since last year.     


The Ipsos Reid 2011 Canadian Federal Election Polls

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Toronto, ON – On April 28, 2011, Ipsos Reid published its fourth and final poll of the Canadian Federal Election showing Stephen Harper's Conservatives at 38%, Jack Layton's New Democratic Party at 33%, Michael Ignatieff's Liberals at 18%, Elizabeth May and her Green Party at 4% and 7% for the Bloc, nationally.     


Ipsos/ Reuters Poll: Osama bin Laden

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Washington, D.C. - Two in five Americans say that their view of President Obama's leadership has improved following bin Laden's death. The same proportion say that their impression of the President's 'handling of the War on Terror' has improved.     


Despite NDP Surge, Tories Poised to Win Monday’s Election

Friday, April 29, 2011

Toronto, ON – Despite the recent surge of the NDP and Jack Layton, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservative Party are poised to win Monday’s Federal Election, but voter turnout on Election Day will tell whether it will be a Tory minority or majority government.     


More Canadians Using Social Media to Engage in Election, But Traditional News Sites Still Seen as Most Important Sources of Information

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Toronto, ON – More Canadians are using social media to engage in discussion about policy and politics than before the campaign started, according to a new Ipsos Reid study conducted for Postmedia News and Global Television. Three in ten Canadians (31%) say they have logged on to social networking sites or media news sites in order to discuss public policy and political issues at least once in the past week. These results, obtained during the fourth week of the campaign (April 18 through 20), represent a significant increase from the 21% who said they went online to discuss policy or politics at least once in the past week immediately before the onset of the campaign (March 22 through 24).     


Juggernaut Layton Ahead on Key Leadership Attributes Including Best Prime Minister, Most Trustworthy

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Toronto, ON – Canadians have changed their impressions of the federal leaders drastically in the last two weeks, and when compared to two years ago Layton has made significant gains, mostly at Michael Ignatieff’s expense.     


Conservatives Lead in BC's Lower Mainland

Monday, April 25, 2011

Vancouver, BC – A new Ipsos Reid online poll in BC’s Lower Mainland (see methodology at end of factum for description of Lower Mainland region) shows the Conservatives ahead, but the NDP as the only party showing gains compared to the 2008 election result. Currently, the Conservatives have the support of 42% of decided and leaning voters in the Lower Mainland. The NDP are in second place at 29% support, followed by the Liberal Party at 23%. The Green Party is at 6%, while less than 1% support any other party. These results exclude the 7% of Lower Mainland residents who express no preference for any party.     


NDP Surge to Second Place Nationally and First in Quebec as Liberals Stumble, Bloc Collapse

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll on Canada's Federal Election has captured the collapse of the Bloc vote in Quebec that has catapulted Jack Layton's NDP into first place there and second place nationally as the Liberals sink to third place. What this suggests is that with this new political landscape, Stephen Harper's Conservatives may well be headed for a solid majority government while the Ignatieff Liberals may not yet have hit bottom with just over a week to go.     


With Liberal “Hail Mary” on Healthcare in Final Quarter of Campaign, Poll Finds Liberals Least Trusted on Healthcare

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Toronto, ON – Heading into the final quarter of the campaign, Michael Ignatieff and the Liberals have thrown a “Hail Mary” pass, touring with former Prime Minister Paul Martin and trumpeting the Liberal position on healthcare, saying that the Tories would dismantle the current system and ruin Canada’s coveted healthcare system.     


One in Ten (9%) Voters Absolutely Certain to Turn Up at Polls on Election Day Still Up for Grabs in Last Two Weeks of Campaigning

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Toronto, ON – A total of 57% of Canadian voters say they are ‘absolutely certain’ to turn out and vote in this current Federal election—almost identical to the actual turnout in the last Federal election (2008 was 58.8%)*—and with two weeks of campaigning left to go, it appears that the vast majority (84%) of them have locked in their vote, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for Postmedia News and Global National in the days following the Federal Party Leaders English and French debates.     


Healthcare (35%) Trumps Economy and Jobs (24%), Debt Reduction (15%), Education (12%) and the Environment (11%) as Top Issue for Federal Election

Friday, April 15, 2011

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Medical Association reveals that nearly four in ten (35%) Prairie and Northern Canadians believe that healthcare is the issue that they would most like the party leaders to address, significantly higher than the proportion who say that jobs and economic growth (24%), debt and deficit reduction (15%), education (12%) and the environment (11%) are the issues they most want to hear about.     


Post French-Language Debate Flash Poll Reveals Duceppe Takes the Night, Harper Stumbles

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Toronto, ON – Immediately following the French-language leaders’ debate, a flash poll of Francophone debate viewers conducted by Ipsos Reid has found that Gilles Duceppe takes the night, while Stephen Harper stumbles.     


Pre French Debate Flash Poll Shows Great Potential for Layton in Quebec Pending Performance in Tonight’s Debate

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Toronto, ON – In the hours leading up to the French-language leaders’ debate, a new Ipsos Reid flash poll conducted from noon until 6pm ET has revealed that Jack Layton has great opportunities in Quebec for his party, pending a solid performance in tonight’s debate. Following his performance in the English-leader’s debate, which gave a majority (55%) of polled viewers an improved impression of Jack Layton coming out of the debate, Francophones appear to have high expectations for Mr. Layton in tonight’s melee.     


Ipsos/ Reuters Poll: April 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Washington, D.C. - Ipsos' latest poll carried out on behalf of Reuters and published today shows that public optimism is on the decline as gas prices increase. This appears to have 'contaminated' other indicators, including the President's approval ratings.     


English-Speaking Debate Viewers Say Harper (42%) Wins Debate, Layton (25%) Narrowly Bests Ignatieff (23%), Duceppe (2%) Just Registers

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Toronto, ON – Immediately following the English-language leaders’ debate, a flash poll of debate viewers conducted by Ipsos Reid has found that four in ten (42%) English-speaking viewers say Conservative Leader Stephen Harper won the debate, up from the 34% of Canadians who, prior to the debate, thought he would win.     


One in Three (33%) English-Canadians Expect Harper to Win English-Language Debate, Followed by Ignatieff (24%), Layton (13%), and Duceppe (2%), Three in Ten (28%) Don’t Know

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Toronto, ON – In the hours leading up to the debate, a flash poll of 1,861 English-speaking Canadians conducted by Ipsos Reid exclusively for Global National has revealed that one in three (33%) English-speaking Canadians believes that Stephen Harper will win the English-language debate tonight. Fewer believe that Michael Ignatieff (24%), Jack Layton (13%) or Gilles Duceppe (2%) will win. The winner’s circle is still up for grabs, however, with three in ten (28%) Canadians unsure of who will win the debate.     


Heading into Leader’s Debates, Harper Continues to Best Rivals on Economy, Trust, Best Prime Minister

Monday, April 11, 2011

Toronto, ON - There has been very little change in support for the major party leaders throughout the first two weeks of the campaign and the party leaders are now turning their efforts to the Leader’s Debates to break through the political stalemate. The debate is particularly crucial for Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff, who will have the opportunity to showcase himself to Canadians in an effort to improve upon his personal leadership numbers, which are likely holding his party back in the polls.     


The Canadian Federal Election Campaign and Social Media: Ground Breaking Research Measures Participation Rate among Potential Voters During an Election Campaign

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Toronto, ON – Heading into the federal election, many in the media had predicted that this campaign would be the first social media campaign in Canadian political history with Facebook, Twitter and specific news web sites or blogs fuelling a revolution in potential voter social engagement during and for the 2011 Federal election.     


Making the Grade: Canadians Rate the Campaigns So Far Four in Ten Give the Conservative (44%) and NDP (44%) Campaigns a Grade of A or B, Fewer Give Good Marks to Liberals (31%)

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Toronto, ON – After nearly two full weeks of the official election campaign, Canadians have weighed in and have graded the campaigns of the four major political parties so far. The grades assigned by Canadians were based on the following scale: A – their campaign is looking great, B – their campaign is looking good, C – their campaign could use some work, D – their campaign is looking bad, and F – their campaign has fallen off the tracks and looks horrible.     


The Canadian Election after Week #2: Harper’s Conservatives (41%) Hold Lead over Ignatieff’s Liberals (26%), Layton’s NDP (19%) and May’s Green Party (4%) with Duceppe’s Bloc Leading in Quebec at...

Friday, April 08, 2011

Toronto, ON – The latest Ipsos Reid poll conducted during the second week of the Federal election for Global Television and Postmedia News indicates that if the election were held tomorrow the Conservatives under Prime Minister Stephen Harper would receive 41% of the vote among decided voters (down 2 points from two weeks ago). The Liberal Party led by Michael Ignatieff would receive 26% (up 2 points), the NDP led by Jack Layton would receive 19% (up 3 points), and the Green Party led by Elizabeth may would garner just 4% (down 1 point).     


Split Decision: Half of Canadians Support Coalition (48%), Half Oppose Coalition (52%)

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Toronto, ON – The country is split on whether they support or oppose the idea of a coalition government, though a majority (54%) would prefer to see a Liberal-NDP coalition government rather than a Conservative majority government (46%), according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for Global National and Postmedia News.     


One in four (24%) Atlantic Canadians would be ‘Very Likely’ to Change Their Vote if the Party they Currently Support Fails to Present a Plan for the Future of Health Care

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Toronto, ON – With Canada plunged into its fourth election campaign in seven years, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Medical Association reveals that nearly four in ten (39%) Atlantic Canadians believe that healthcare is the issue that they would most like the party leaders to address, significantly higher than the proportion who say that jobs and economic growth (24%), debt and deficit reduction (14%), education (12%) and the environment (7%) are the issues they most want to hear about.     


As Government Falls and Election Ensues, Half (49%) of Canadians Believe Harper would be Best Prime Minister for Canada, Layton (34%) Bests Ignatieff (17%)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Toronto, ON – Amid an historic moment in Canada that saw the fall of the Government on a vote of non-confidence by the opposition parties, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for Postmedia News and Global National has revealed that, heading into Canada’s fourth General Election in seven years, one half (49%, up 1 point since early February) of Canadians believe that Stephen Harper would make the best Prime Minister of Canada. In second position is NDP leader Jack Layton (34%, down 1 point) who has garnered twice as many votes as Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff (17%, up 1 point).     


On Eve of Confidence Votes, Half (50%) of Canadians Say to Opposition Parties: Pass Budget, Avoid Election

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Toronto, ON – Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has delivered a budget that the opposition parties say they won’t support but that the public sees as benign. A series of non-confidence votes on the budget and ethical problems dogging the government are scheduled to be held before the week it out. An election seems inevitable at this point, but a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on the heels of the budget has found that the Prime Minister and his Conservatives are in an enviable position heading into what will likely be a campaign beginning this weekend.     


Ipsos/ Reuters Poll: Libya

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Washington - Ipsos' latest poll carried out on behalf of Reuters and published today shows that 60% of Americans support US and allied military action in Libya, and eight in ten (79%) agree that the US and its Western allies should seek to remove Gaddafi.     


Test Driving the Campaign Narratives: Conservative and Liberal Potential Ballot Questions Square Off

Monday, March 21, 2011

Toronto, ON – As Jim Flaherty puts the finishing touches on the make-it-or-break-it budget which will be delivered in the House of Commons on Tuesday, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television has tested two potential competing campaign narratives that appear to have emerged from the election rhetoric spinning around Parliament Hill.     


Infographic: Ipsos Tracks Federal Elections from 1993-2008

Friday, March 18, 2011

Toronto, On - The infographic below was published by the National Post on March 18, 2011. Using data gathered by Ipsos Reid, the Post’s Kathryn Blaze Carlson examines the tracking of federal elections from 1993 to 2008. Please click on the infographic below to increase the image size or click here to be directed to the National Post’s site for more information.
    


Six in Ten (59%) Canadians Unaware of Tory 2006 Election “In-and-Out” Scheme

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Toronto, ON – Awareness of the Conservative “in-and-out” scheme is relatively low. In fact, three quarters (74%) of Canadians have either not heard of the issue or if they have it's not a big deal to them, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television.     


Canadians Outline Their Federal Budget Priorities

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Toronto, ON – Next week Finance Minister Jim Flaherty will release the Federal budget, and speculation that the government might fall is growing. Three MPs – including senior cabinet ministers Stockwell Day and Chuck Strahl – have just announced they will not seek re-election, suggesting that the Tories are clearing the decks to fight an election. The Conservatives are also coming under fire over a number of ethical issues that could collectively constitute an election agenda for the opposition parties.     


Ipsos/ Reuters Poll: March 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Washington, DC - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Reuters from March 3-6, 2011. For the survey, a nationally representative, randomly selected sample of exactly 1,040 adults aged 18 and older across the United States was interviewed by Ipsos via live telephone interviewing on landlines and cell phones.     


Tories Knocking on Majority’s Door

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Toronto, ON – Tory attack ads against Michael Ignatieff, Conservative commercials extolling the virtues of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, positive economic reports and the threat of an imminent election appear to have the Tories knocking on a majority’s door, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News and Global National.     


Majority (72%) Gives Canadian Government Thumbs Up for Subdued Egypt Reaction

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Toronto, ON – The events in Egypt over the last month which saw mass protests and a mostly-peaceful public uprising force out the regime of President Hosni Mubarak appear to be having a dramatic effect on nearby countries. Citizens of many countries, including Libya, Iran, Tunisia, Bahrain, are taking to the streets to protest their governments in a pro-democracy movement that is rippling through northern Africa and the Middle East.     


Majority (57%) Believes Prison Expansion a Worthwhile Initiative

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Toronto, ON – Law and order has been a key plank in the federal government’s platform since being elected in 2006. As part of its initiative go get tough on crime, the government has introduced legislation that would increase minimum sentences and ultimately increase the amount of time inmates would spend in prison. This will require prison expansion and extra costs while the inmates remain in jail. The government says the extra costs will be about two-billion dollars, but others, such as the parliamentary budget officer and the opposition parties, say the costs will be higher.     


As Financial Faceoff Over Budget Looms Closer, Harper’s Tories (39%) Solidify Lead over Ignatieff’s Grits (25%)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Toronto, ON – Despite the antics and pre-election rhetoric occurring outside the House of Commons, the return to Parliament this month has been relatively sedate and uneventful. Perhaps it’s the calm before the storm next month which will see the Government face off against the opposition parties over the budget. In the context of relative calm at home juxtaposed against protest, strife and revolution overseas, a new Ipsos Reid poll has revealed that Harper’s Tories have widened their lead over Ignatieff and the Grits.     


Pre-Election Budget Sabre Rattling Masks Stagnant Party Vote Strength

Friday, February 04, 2011

Toronto, ON – With Canada’s federal opposition parties throwing down the gauntlet ahead of the March budget which could see the government fall if it doesn’t convince at least one other party to lend its support, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television has revealed that Canadian voting intentions have returned to very familiar ground. With most Canadians not wanting to go to the polls and attack ads filling the airways, support for Canada’s two leading parties has returned to previous levels that have remained virtually stagnant throughout 2010.     


Just Two in Ten (18%, Up 1 Point) Say Senate Should Stay the Way It Is

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Toronto, ON – Just two in ten (18%) believe that the Senate should be left alone and should be kept as is as an appointed body, up1 point from 2007, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News and Global National.     


In a Minority Situation, Canadians Prefer Conservatives to Opposition Ruling Accords

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Toronto, ON – Current polling numbers suggest that if Canadians go to the polls this spring, there’s a good chance that not much would change afterwards, and that Canada would still be facing a minority government situation. A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television has revealed that if the Conservatives have the most seats following the next election, Canadians would prefer a Conservative minority government to a ruling accord of the opposition parties.     


With Election Rhetoric Building, Canadians Not Convinced it’s Time to Go to the Polls

Monday, January 31, 2011

Toronto, ON – Election rhetoric is building to a fever pitch, but most Canadians don’t appear to be too excited with the prospect of an election, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television.     


Canadians Put Federal Political Leaders on Notice

Monday, January 31, 2011

Toronto, ON – Canadians have put some of their political leaders on notice, saying that if they don’t perform well in the next election they should quit as Leader of their party, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television.     


Canadians Agree Healthcare Should Be the Priority for Both the Provincial (84%) and Federal Governments (73%)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Toronto, ON – Canadians ‘agree’ that health care should be both the federal (73% -- 30% strongly/43% somewhat) and provincial government’s (84% -- 39% strongly/45% somewhat) top priority, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Medical Association, and with the federal-provincial healthcare accord set to expire in three years, Canadians want to see action sooner rather than later.     


Les Canadiens s’entendent pour dire que les soins de santé devraient être la priorité des gouvernements fédéral (73 %) et provinciaux (84 %)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Toronto, Ontario – La plupart des Canadiens sont « d’accord » pour dire que les soins de santé devraient être la priorité du gouvernement fédéral (73 % – 30 % fortement/43 % plutôt) et des gouvernements provinciaux (84 % – 39 % fortement/45 % plutôt), selon un nouveau sondage Ipsos Reid mené pour le compte de l’Association médicale canadienne. De plus, en vue de l’échéance en 2014 de l’Accord fédéral-provincial sur la santé, les canadiens semblent souhaiter que le gouvernement agisse plus tôt que tard.     


Ipsos/ Reuters Poll: January 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Washington, DC - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Reuters from January 7th - 10th 2011. For the survey, a nationally representative, randomly selected sample of exactly 1,021 adults aged 18 and older across the United States was interviewed by Ipsos via live telephone interviewing on landlines and cell phones.     


Canadians Outline Top Priorities for Canada’s Leaders Heading into 2011

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Toronto, ON – Heading into 2011, a year which could see a federal election, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television has uncovered the issues that Canadians believe should receive the greatest attention from Canada’s leaders.     


Canadians Give Government Mixed Reviews on Getting Things Done

Monday, December 20, 2010

Toronto, ON – Over the past two years the government has reiterated that its primary focus has been to strengthen the economy by getting Canadians back to work. A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television has revealed that while a majority (63%) of Canadians believe the government has been getting things done on the jobs file, overall the reviews are mixed on many of the other files the government has been managing.     


With Spring Election Speculation Building, Four in Ten (42%) Think Harper Government Deserves Re-Election, Four in Ten (40%) Want an Election

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Toronto, ON – With Ipsos Reid’s latest political horserace poll showing a ten-point lead for the federal Conservatives, speculation for a spring election is building. But a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for Postmedia News and Global Television has revealed that four in ten (42%) Canadians believe that ‘the Conservative Party under Stephen Harper has done a good job and deserves re-election’. While this is not a majority of Canadians, under Canada’s first-past-the-post electoral system, this proportion is likely large enough to give the Harper Conservatives another minority victory at the polls. In contrast, six in ten (58%) Canadians more closely believe that ‘the Conservative party does not deserve to be re-elected and its time for another federal party to be given a chance to govern the country’.     


Tories Breaking Out Of Stalemate

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Toronto, ON – As we approach the end of a year which saw virtually no movement in the level of support for Canada’s federal political parties, a new Ipsos Reid poll has revealed that, after being stuck at roughly 35% support for the better part of the year, Stephen Harper and the Conservatives are breaking out of the stalemate.     


Majority (53%) of Canadians Support Decision to Stay in Afghanistan for Training Mission, But Most (61%) Say Parliament Should Debate and Vote on Mission

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Toronto, ON – As Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Defence Minister Peter MacKay meet with their NATO counterparts to discuss the future of Allied efforts in Afghanistan, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for Postmedia News and Global Television shows that a majority (53%) of Canadians back the decision to have some Canadian Forces remain in Afghanistan strictly to train soldiers until 2014 but it comes with a caveat: a bigger majority (61%) believe that “there should be a vote in Parliament to determine whether Canadian Forces should stay in Afghanistan past 2011, even if it is for a training mission” thus echoing the demand of NDP Leader Jack Layton to do so.     


Yawn: Same Old, Same Old

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Toronto, ON – In January of 2006, the Conservatives swept into the halls of power with 36% of the popular vote compared to 30% of the vote for the Liberal Party. Over the past nearly five years we’ve run a long distance but have stayed in one spot as a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television reveals that the two leading parties are back where they started.     


Canadians Split on Best Direction for Canada as Competing Political Narratives Divide Country

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Toronto, ON – Canadians are dead split on the best direction for Canada in the years ahead, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television. Two competing narratives, one focused on fiscal restraint and the other focused on investing in social programs, have split the country down the middle.     


Harper (43%) Continues to Best Layton (33%) and Ignatieff (24%) as Man Who Canadians Say Would Make Best Prime Minister of Canada

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Toronto, ON – Prime Minister Stephen Harper is continuing to convince Canadians that he’s the best man for his current job, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for Postmedia News and Global Television. Four in ten (43%) Canadians believe that, among the major party leaders, Stephen Harper would make the best Prime Minister of Canada, down three points from February of this year.     


Political Family Values

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Toronto, ON – Canada’s political parties have all claimed to espouse family values in their party platforms but according to a new poll by Ipsos Reid conducted on behalf of Postmedia News, when Canadians were asked to determine which of the main federal political parties is most in tune with the needs and values of modern-day families, one in three (35%) Canadians believe that the Conservative Party led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper fits that bill.     


Majority (66%) of Canadians Support Long-Gun Registry

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Toronto, ON – Despite the Harper government’s ill-fated attempt to shoot down the Federal ‘long-gun registry’, a new poll conducted for Postmedia/Global Television by Ipsos Reid indicates that two thirds (66%) of Canadians personally support the gun-registry which requires all owners of long-barrelled guns to register their firearms on a national database. One third (34%) of Canadians are opposed to the registry.     


Parliament Resumes to Same-Old Story

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Toronto, ON – The House of Commons has resumed and Parliamentarians appear to be picking up where they left off, with a fractious and narrow vote over the long-gun registry paving the way for another tumultuous session of Parliament. According to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television, despite losing the long-gun registry vote this week, the Conservatives have managed to solidify their support, increasing their lead to six points over the Liberals.     


Ipsos/ Reuters Political Tracker: September 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Washington, DC - Ipsos' latest poll carried out on behalf of Reuters and published today shows that Americans are much more likely to believe that cutting taxes and reducing the deficit will stimulate job generation, compared to government spending -- and this sentiment cuts across party lines. This suggests that Republican economic messages may be more resonant with the majority of public opinion compared to the Democrats', presenting a real challenge to the Administration when it comes to communicating on economic policy.     


As Parliament Prepares to Return Next Week, Conservatives Hold Tenuous Lead

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Toronto, ON – As Parliament prepares to resume next week, the Conservatives appear to be holding on to their tenuous lead, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television. On a national level, the poll shows that very little has changed since Ipsos Reid’s last poll conducted one month ago.     


Job Fears Grip Voters as Obama Ratings Fall

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Washington, DC- Ipsos' latest poll carried out on behalf of Reuters and published today shows that:     


The Enthusiasm Gap: It’s going to be a Republican Year?

Monday, August 23, 2010

Washington, DC - No one has a crystal ball, but prospects are looking good for Republicans. Indeed, at this stage of the 2010 electoral cycle, self-identified Republican voters are much more enthusiastic about voting than Democrats. In numeric terms, Republicans hold a 19 point advantage over Democrats and a 33 point advantage over Independents (see table 1 in full article attached).     


Barbecues and Bus Rides Bring Tories (34%), Grits (31%) Closer Together

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Toronto, ON – Through his cross-country tour and summer barbecues, Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff appears to be turning his bus around, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television. Following a slide in the polls that began roughly one year go, the Liberal Party of Canada now enjoys increasing support for the second consecutive month.     


In Wake of “Mountie Mutiny”, Majority (56%) Still Believes Appointment of William Elliott as Commissioner of RCMP Was the Right Decision, But Country Split (51%/49%) on Whether He Should Stay in...

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Toronto, ON – The RCMP are once again in turmoil, with senior officials in the RCMP speaking out against civilian Commissioner William Elliott’s leadership, but a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Canada.com has revealed that a majority of Canadians continue to believe that the Prime Minister was right to appoint a civilian commissioner to clean up and reform the RCMP, however the country is more evenly divided on whether he should keep his job or be replaced in light of the allegations against him.     


Despite New End Date to Afghan War, Most (77%) Canadians Say Canada Should Still End Its Combat Mission in 2011

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Toronto, ON – During a recent meeting between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and foreign ministers from around a world, a new unofficial end date for the Afghan War was set for three years down the road, meaning that the Afghan government will not assume all of the security responsibilities for the country until 2014. While some countries will begin pulling their troops from Afghanistan as early as this year and others will stay for the duration, Canada’s current combat mission is set to end in 2011.     


Ipsos/ Reuters Political Tracker

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Washington, DC - Ipsos' national poll for Reuters shows that the economy is still the biggest issue for Americans, and that almost half the public (46%) are unhappy with President Obama's performance so far on this issue -- compared to a third (34%) who give him a good rating. And while half the public think he is doing well on issues like diplomacy and education, two-thirds believe he hasn't focused enough on job creation.     


Splits and Fractures: Canadians Evenly Divided On Whether Scrapping of Mandatory Long-Form Census is a ‘Good’ (49%) or ‘Bad’ (51%) Decision

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Toronto, ON – As the country is caught up in a heated debate about the merits and demerits of the recent decision by the Federal Government to scrap the mandatory long-form census in favour of a voluntary version that would go out to more households, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for Canada.com has revealed that the country is evenly split on whether the move is a ‘good’ (49%) or ‘bad’ (51%) decision.     


National Vote Intentions Remain Relatively Flat Despite Excitement of G-20 Summit, Royal Visit and Canada Day

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Toronto, ON – Parliament has recessed for the summer and the country is beginning to wind down after the tremendous excitement caused by the G-20 Summit, the royal visit and Canada Day. However, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for Canwest News service and Global National has revealed that, despite all of this excitement, national vote intentions have remained relatively flat over the last month.     


Three Quarters of Canadians (74%), GTA Residents (75%) Believe Members of Black Bloc Should Be Charged Under Terrorist Laws

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Toronto, ON – The G20 Summit in Toronto saw the largest mass arrests in Canadian history and the courts are in the midst of dealing with all of the cases, but a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global Television and NewsTalk 1010 reveals that three quarters (74%) of Canadians and GTA residents (75%) ‘agree’ that ‘members of the violent protest gang Black Bloc should be charged under Canada’s terrorist laws and not the regular criminal code’. Conversely, one quarter (26%) of Canadians and GTA residents (25%) ‘disagree’ that members of the Black Bloc should be charged under terrorism laws and not the regular criminal code.     


Oil Spill More Noise Than Substance?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Washington, DC – 62% of Americans believe that offshore drilling is necessary so that America can produce its own energy and not depend on other countries for oil, according to a new telephone poll of over 1,000 adults conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. This compares to 32% who feel that offshore drilling is a bad idea because of the risks to the environment. These numbers are virtually unchanged from last month (60% vs. 35%), despite the increased coverage and environmental fallout from the spill.     


Merger Rejected by Party Faithful in all Parties

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Toronto, ON – Parliament Hill has been abuzz with talk of a merger between the Liberals and the NDP. Since the coalition government in the United Kingdom came to power, there has been a lot of media coverage surrounding the possibility of a merger, whether it be through a formal merger, a coalition in parliament, or an election agreement whereby the two parties would not run candidates in the same riding. Although both Michael Ignatieff and Jack Layton have denied that talks have taken place, party insiders continue to insist that some sort of alliance is a possibility.     


Two in Three (68%) Say Money Spent to Host G-20 a ‘Waste’, Just One in Three (32%) Say ‘It’s Worth It’

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Toronto, ON – Toronto will be the focus of the world later this month, as leaders from the G-20 converge on the city to discuss matters of international importance – most notably the economy. A gathering of the world’s most influential leaders comprising 85% of the world’s GNP and 80% of the world’s population poses a serious security challenge for the host country, and it is estimated that the cost to Canada for security for the preceding G-8 meeting in Northern Ontario and then the full meeting of the G-20 and their delegations will be close to one billion dollars.     


Two in Three (64%) Canadians Think its Feasible that Provincial Health Spending Could Escalate to 70-80% of Budgets Within Next Twenty Years

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll commissioned for the Munk Debates has found that two in three (64%) Canadians believe that a situation whereby provincial government health spending would account for 70% to 80% of provincial budgets is ‘real and could occur’. Conversely, one in three (36%) believe that studies which suggest that healthcare costs could escalate this much are just ‘alarmist speculation’.     


John Baird is Canada's Parliamentarian of the Year

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Ottawa, ON – John Baird, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Member of Parliament for Ottawa West-Nepean, and the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, has been named Canada’s Parliamentarian of the Year by his House of Commons peers in the fourth annual survey of Canada’s 307 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.     


Hispanics as Likely as the General Population to Recognize the Importance in Partaking in the 2010 Census; 9 in 10 See Participation as a Duty

Friday, May 28, 2010

New York, NY – As the Census Bureau prepares to send Census takers knocking on doors in communities across the country, a new Ipsos-Telemundo telephone poll shows that Hispanics share similar attitudes toward participating in the Census as the general population. At least nine in ten from both populations agree that it is important not only for their community that everyone takes part (92% of Hispanics, 94% of the general public), but also for everyone across the nation to be counted (94% of Hispanics, 93% of the general public).     


Obama’s Approval Ratings Hold Despite Pessimism about the Direction of the Country

Monday, May 17, 2010

Washington, DC – Just 34% of Americans think that things in this country are headed in the right direction while 60% feel that they are off on the wrong track, according to a new telephone poll of over 1,000 adults conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. These measures show a six-point drop in the percentage of Americans who feel the country is going in the right direction since Ipsos’ previous reading of the national mood in early April. The current numbers are identical to those Ipsos had recorded in late February and display the highest level of pessimism since President Obama took office.     


Nationally, 61% Back Arizona Law Targeting Illegal Immigrants

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Washington, DC – Majorities of Americans, 61% in both instances, support Arizona's new immigration law and would favor this law being passed in their own state, according to a new national telephone poll of 1,016 adults conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs, May 6-9.     


Canadians Split on Whether Opposition Parties Can be Trusted (45%) Or Not (49%) With Secret Afghan Detainee Issue Documents

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Toronto, ON – House Speaker Peter Milliken made history last week in a ruling which upholds the notion of Parliamentary Supremacy, meaning that Parliament has an unqualified right to any and all government documents it wishes to see, whether they be classified by the government or not. However, understanding the Government’s desire to protect national security, the Speaker has given the Government and opposition parties two weeks to reach a deal that would ensure access to these documents by certain members of Parliament while still protecting the national interests and security of the country.     


Jaffer-Guergis Affair Leaves Little Impact on Voters

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Toronto, ON – The scandal surrounding former Conservative MP Rahim Jaffer and the fallout which cost his wife, Helena Guergis, her job in cabinet and resulted in her expulsion from the Conservative caucus appears to have had little impact on voters in Canada. Amid Parliamentary Committee hearings and growing accusations that Jaffer was allegedly attempting to sell government access, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Canwest News Service and Global National has revealed that little has changed with national-voting intentions since two weeks ago, before the most serious allegations were brought forward and before the resignation of Ms. Guergis.     


Tory (37%) Lead Over Grits (27%) Widens To Ten Points

Monday, April 12, 2010

Toronto, ON – Following the Canada 150 thinker’s conference in Montreal, the Liberal Party has received no bounce in vote support, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Canwest News Service and Global National. The policy-revitalization conference, which concluded that a priority must be placed on healthcare, training and education, has failed to recruit a greater number of Canadian voters to the Liberal ranks.     


For Two Thirds of Americans, the U.S. Government Does Not Communicate Well about Its Agencies’ Benefits and Services

Monday, April 05, 2010

Washington, DC – Two thirds of adults (65%) feel that the U.S. government does not do a good job of communicating what benefits and services its agencies provide to its citizens, according to a new telephone poll of 1,000 adults conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of Siegel+Gale. Only one third (34%) rate that the government’s performance in this area as good.     


Harper’s Tories (34%) Continue to Lead Ignatieff’s Grits (28%) in Wake of Throne Speech, Budget

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Toronto, ON – Canadians remain generally unmoved in the their post Olympic-Games voting preference following the recent Throne Speech and budget, according to new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf Canwest News Service and Global National.     


Hispanics Are Increasingly Motivated about the 2010 Census with 91% Intending to Participate

Thursday, March 18, 2010

New York, NY – In the newest Ipsos-Telemundo telephone poll, which explores the knowledge and opinions of Hispanics about the 2010 U.S. Census, 91% of those surveyed say they intend to be counted in the 2010 Census. This represents a seven-point increase since the previous Ipsos-Telemundo Poll released in January in which 84% reported their intent to be counted.     


As Parliament Resumes, Canadians Weigh in on Issue Leadership and Priorities: Harper Viewed as Best Leader on Four of Fives Issues Facing Country

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Toronto, ON – As Canada’s political leaders gather in Ottawa for a new session of Parliament, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Canwest News Service and Global Television has revealed that Canadians continue to believe that the economy should be tops on the agenda of politicians, with four in ten (36%) indicating, unaided, that this is the issue that should receive the greatest attention from Canada’s leaders. This is slightly less than the 41% of Canadians who thought the same in November of last year, and well down from the 63% of Canadians who thought the economy should be the focus of our politicians back in March of 2009, the darkest days of the recession.     


Winter Olympics Cool Heat Placed on Harper: Diversion Gives Harper’s Tories (37%) a Boost over Ignatieff’s Grits (29%)

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Toronto, ON – The Vancouver 2010 Games have given Olympians and Canadians alike the gift of a renewed sense of pride and patriotism, but they also have imparted on Stephen Harper a gift of his own – a diversion from the heat placed on him over the detainee issue and his subsequent decision to prorogue parliament. This diversion of attention has resulted in a boost in the polls for the reigning Conservatives, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Canwest News Service and Global Television.     


More Think Obama Tried to Do Too Much Than Too Little in His First Year in Office

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Washington, DC – Thinking about President Obama’s policy agenda in his first year in office, four in ten Americans (41%) say that the President has tried to do too much, while just 19% say Obama has tried to do too little, according to a new telephone poll of over 1,100 adults conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. Over a third (35%) say he has tried to do the right amount.     


Harper’s Conservatives Hold Tenuous Lead Amidst Haiti’s Troubled Times

Monday, January 25, 2010

Toronto, ON – The swift and decisive action of the Canadian Government following the devastating earthquake that left Haiti in ruins has likely helped Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservatives maintain a lead, albeit a tenuous one, over Michael Ignatieff and the charging Liberals, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Canwest News Service and Global National.     


Presidential Approval Remains Stable Across the Agenda, with the Economy Still Reigning As the Most Important Issue

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Washington, DC – After dropping below the 50% mark in early December, President Obama’s approval rating has rebounded slightly, as 52% now say that they approve of the way he is handling his job as President while 45% disapprove, according to a new telephone poll of over 1,300 adults conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs.     


At Year End, Majority (55%) Disagrees That Canada’s Minority Government is Working Well

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Toronto, ON – It’s been a tumultuous year on Parliament hill. One year ago, Prime Minister Stephen Harper prorogued parliament to avoid imminent defeat at the hands of an opposition coalition, and now there are rumours of another prorogation until after the Olympics, likely to deflect criticism away from the Afghanistan detainee issue. A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Canwest News Service and Global Television has revealed that Canadians aren’t too pleased with the progress that politicians in Ottawa made this year, perhaps as a result of more political posturing than actual substance emanating from Parliament Hill over the last twelve months.     


Presidential Approval Slips Below 50% As Ratings of Obama’s Handling of Various Issues Fall Across the Board

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Washington, DC – For the first time since taking office, President Obama’s approval ratings have fallen below 50%, as Americans are now as likely to say that they disapprove of the job he is doing as they are to approve (49%, respectively), according to a new telephone poll of over 1,000 adults conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. This marks a 4-point decline in approval and a parallel 6-point increase in disapproval since early November.     


Polling on fuzzy issues like healthcare reform: You can’t measure what doesn’t exist

Monday, November 30, 2009

When the definitive history of the 2009 healthcare reform debate is written, one footnote will read how varied, even contradictory, the polls had been. We see this now. Indeed, on any given day, different people can cite different polls and come to very different conclusions. “Americans are in favor of healthcare reform—no, wait, they are against it!”     


Liberals Drop to New Low (24%) under Ignatieff as NDP (19%) in the Hunt for Grit Votes

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Toronto, ON – After taking repeated hits from the right flank by the Harper Conservatives, it now appears that the NDP are moving in to attack Michael Ignatieff’s Liberals on the left flank, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Canwest News Service and Global Television. In a political pincer attack, the NDP have charged ahead to 19% support nationally while the Liberals have retreated to 24% support, a new low for the Grits under Michael Ignatieff.     


Presidential and Congressional Approval Ratings Slip as Americans Still See No Improvement in Economic Outlook

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Washington, DC – Just over half of U.S. adults (53%) approve of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President while 43% disapprove, according to a new telephone poll of over 1,000 adults conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. Obama’s job approval rating shows a decline of three percentage points over the past month and twelve percentage points over the past six months, marking a new low since he took office.     


Liberals Tank to 25% Support—Lowest Since November 12, 2008 Under Former Leader Dion Conservatives (40%) Open 15-Point Lead Nationally and Have Healthy Lead in Every Region Except Quebec

Monday, October 26, 2009

Toronto, ON –Michael Ignatieff’s federal Liberals have tanked to their lowest level since November 12, 2008 under former leader Stephane Dion according to the latest Ipsos Reid conducted for Global Television and CanWest News Service.     


Harper’s Tories Need a Little Help From Some Friends

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Toronto, ON – Following a week that juxtaposed a relaxed and confident Prime Minister tickling the ivories and singing the popular Beatles tune “With a Little Help from my Friends” with a Leader of the Opposition who is struggling to establish his authority over Liberal MPs and Senators, a new Ipsos Reid poll has revealed that, despite these events, the Conservatives are still shy of majority territory.     


Political Debate Fails to Alter Americans’ Opinions about Obama, the Direction of the Country and Healthcare Reforms

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Washington, DC – President Obama’s approval ratings have not changed since late August, with 56% saying that they approve of how he is handling his job and 40% disapproving, according to a new telephone poll of over 1,200 adults conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. Yet, a majority of Americans (56%) believe that the country is off on the wrong track, while 40% feel that the nation is headed in the right direction, also mirroring the national mood five weeks earlier. The poll also suggests that for all its intensity, the political debate has not occasioned any substantial shift in the opinions of Americans about healthcare reforms – they remain nearly equally divided about them – and about a public health insurance option, which is favored by a slight majority.     


With Economic Report Card Out and Non-Confidence Motion In, Will NDP (14%, +2) Force Election?

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Toronto, ON – As Prime Minister Harper delivers his government’s report card on the economy, and the opposition Liberals put forward a non-confidence motion that could bring down the government and force an election if the NDP join the already-committed Liberals and Bloc Quebecois, a new poll suggests that Canadians are generally unmoved by the events of this month: high-profile meetings at the United Nations and the G-20 Summit, campaign-style ads being rolled out by the Liberals and the Tories, and the political jockeying taking place on Parliament Hill.     


NDP Falters to Mere 12% Support With All Eyes on Layton As He Determines Government’s Fate

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Toronto, ON – As politicians return to Ottawa in preparation for a series of showdowns over the next few weeks that could see the government defeated on a matter of confidence as early as Friday, all eyes are on Jack Layton as he considers whether to work with the government or to defeat it and plunge Canada into another federal election. A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Canwest News Service and Global Television has found that Stephen Harper and his Conservatives (39%, unchanged) hold the hammer over Michael Ignatieff’s Liberals (30%, up 2 points).     


Obama’s Approval Rating Declines Marginally to 56%

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Washington, DC – President Obama’s approval ratings have declined marginally – by two percentage points – over the past month, with 56% saying that they approve of how he is handling his job, according to a new telephone poll of over 1,000 adults conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. In contrast, 40% say that they disapprove of the President’s job performance.     


Arctic Tour and Economic Rebound Put Tories in Driver’s Seat

Monday, August 24, 2009

Toronto, ON – In a week that highly publicized Prime Minister Stephen Harper asserting Canada’s northern sovereignty, coupled with think tanks and economists proclaiming Canada’s return from recession, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for Canwest News Service and Global Television has revealed that the Tories are now in the driver’s seat, while the Liberals are faltering and are below thirty-percent support for the first time since the beginning of this year—back where they were after the last federal election.     


Obama’s Approval Rating Holds Steady at 58%

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Washington, DC — After a noted decline last month, President Obama’s approval ratings have stabilized, with 58% saying that they approve of how he is handling his job, according to a new telephone poll of over 1,000 adults conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. In contrast, 37% say that they disapprove of the President’s job performance.     


Obama Losing Luster; Job Approval Rating Down 7 Points to 57%

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Washington, DC – President Barack Obama’s job approval dropped 7 points, down to 57% from 64% in June according to a new telephone poll of over 1,000 adults conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. Nearly four in ten (38%) say they disapprove of the way Obama is handling his job as President, up from 32% five weeks ago.     


Majority (53%) Say Harper Conservatives Doing ‘Good Job’ and Should Continue Governing as Only 39% Believe Ignatieff Liberals Would Do ‘Better Job’

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Toronto, ON – While many (53%) Canadians ‘agree’ (21% strongly/32% somewhat) that ‘our parliament isn’t working’, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Canwest News Service and Global Television reveals that a majority (53%) ‘agrees’ (20% strongly/34% somewhat) that ‘Stephen Harper and the Conservatives are doing a good job of managing the issues that are most important to Canadians and should continue to govern’.     


Pessimism Is on the Wane while Obama’s Credibility Remains High

Friday, June 12, 2009

Washington, DC – President Barack Obama’s approval ratings remain high with 64% of Americans saying that they approve of the job he is doing as President (down only one point over the past month and five points since early February). Fully 40% say that they strongly approve of his performance. In contrast, one third (32%) say that they disapprove of how Obama is handling things.

  • The President approval ratings range from 89% among Democrats, 58% among Independents and 27% among Republicans. Compared with the past few weeks after President Obama’s inauguration, his approval ratings are down by 3 points among Democrats, but they have dropped 12 points among Independents and 7 points among Republicans.
  • Those who tend to most approve of how Obama is doing his job include Hispanics (81%), African-Americans (81%) and women in general (70%). Among both non-Hispanic whites and among men in general, 58% approve of his performance.
    


A Pesar de la Falta de Familiaridad, 54% de los Americanos Apoya la Confirmación de Sotomayor

Friday, June 12, 2009

Washington, DC – A pesar que la mayoría de los americanos todavía se están formando una idea acerca de la nominada del presidente Obama, la mayoría (54%) dice que el senado debe votar para confirmar a Sonia Sotomayor como jueza del Tribunal Supremo, incluyendo 40% que está firmemente convencido. Solo uno en cinco americanos (21%) dice que el senado no debería votar para confirmar su nominación. Un cuarto de los adultos esta no está seguro (26%).     


Despite Election Rhetoric, Seven in Ten (68%) Canadians Say There’s ‘No Need for an Election’, Majority (51%) Says Country Heading in ‘Right Direction’, Minority (41%) ‘Wrong’

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Toronto, ON – Despite rumblings and rhetoric that could potentially lead to a summer election triggered by a showdown over Employment Insurance, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television has revealed that the vast majority (68%) of Canadians believe that ‘there’s no need for an election’ at the moment and that the ‘federal political process is operating just fine’.     


Tories (35%) Take Slim Lead as Liberal (33%) Support Begins to Level Off

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Toronto, ON — It appears that the surge in support that Michael Ignatieff and the Liberals have received over the past few months, culminating in a final lift around the time of the Liberal Convention, has finally been halted by Stephen Harper and the Conservatives. A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Canwest News Service and Global Television has revealed that the Tories (35%, up 2 points) have taken a slim lead over the Grits (33%, down 3 points).     


The Parliamentarians of the Year Awards

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Ottawa, ON — Conservative Member of Parliament Hon. Jason T. Kenney, PC, is the 2009 recipient of the Maclean’s Magazine/Dominion Institute/L’actualité Annual Parliamentarians of the Year Award as Canada’s Best Overall MP.     


Ipsos/McClatchy Political Tracker

Thursday, May 07, 2009

The Topline results for this poll are now available for download.     


As Liberals Rally Around Ignatieff in Vancouver, Grits (36%) Lead Tories (33%) Nationally, With 10-Point Lead in Seat-Rich Ontario

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Toronto, ON — As Liberals from across the country gather in Vancouver to rally around Michael Ignatieff to officially crown him as Leader of the Party, a new Ipsos Reid poll reveals that the Liberals have a slight lead over Prime Minister Harper and his governing Conservatives.     


U.S. Hispanics Overwhelmingly Approve of President Obama’s Performance Over His First 100 Days on the Job

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Chicago, IL – President Barack Obama hits the highly anticipated 100-day milestone of his presidency with overwhelming support from the U.S. Hispanic population.     


Hispanos en los Estados Unidos muestran aprobación por el desempeño del Presidente Obama en los primeros 100 días de su mandato

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Chicago, Illinois – Con un gran respaldo de la población hispana en los Estados Unidos, el presidente Barack Obama llega a los tan esperados 100 días de su Presidencia.     


Obama’s Job Approval Rating Remains Stable

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Washington, DC – The monthly Ipsos/McClatchy poll indicates the majority of Americans (63%) continue to approve of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president. This is similar to the 65% approval rating Obama received exactly one month ago in the Ipsos/McClatchy tracking poll.     


Canadian Producers Do Not Feel the Recent Federal Budget Will Help Their Farm Operation or the Agricultural Industry

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Winnipeg, MB - An Ipsos Forward Research poll of members of Producers’ Perspectives ~ the Ipsos Canadian AgriForum, conducted just after the details of the federal budget were released, indicates that only one in twenty Canadian agricultural producers (6%) feel that the budget will help their farm operation, while twice as many (13%) believe that the budget will hurt their farm operation.     


Majority of Americans Continue to Approve of Obama’s Job as President

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Washington, DC – The latest Ipsos/McClatchy poll indicates the majority of Americans (65%) continue to approve of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president. This represents only a slight decline from the 69% approval rating Obama received exactly one month ago in the Ipsos/McClatchy poll.     


Ignatieff Liberals (33%) Continue to Edge Closer to Harper Conservatives (37%)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Toronto, ON – As politicians in Ottawa focus on how best to spend budgeted stimulus funds to help steer Canada out of an economic recession by creating jobs, a new Ipsos Reid poll of over 2,000 Canadians conducted on behalf of Canwest News Service and Global Television has revealed that Michael Ignatieff and his Liberal Party continue to make gains on Prime Minister Harper’s Conservative Government.     


Vote Gap Narrows as Grits, Not Tories, Get Post-Budget Bounce

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Toronto, ON – With the budget now passed as a result of Liberal support, and with the Conservatives put on ‘probation’ by Mr. Ignatieff, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Canwest News Service and Global Television has revealed a narrowing of the gap between the Tories and the Grits.     


Canadians Give Shrug to Budget, Seen as Benign: 58% Say It’s Neither Good Nor Bad, Only 24% Give Thumbs Up

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Toronto, ON – The public verdict is in on the latest Conservative Budget: while hardly personally inspiring or spending-confidence building, a majority of Canadians give the government marks for trying to get the economy back on track, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for Canwest News Service and Global Television.     


Inauguration/ Economy Study

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Topline results for this poll are now available for download.     


Three Quarters (76%) of Canadians Believe Obama’s Election a ‘Good Thing’—Up a Whopping 50 Points over What They Thought of Bush at Outset of His 2004 Term

Monday, January 19, 2009

Toronto, ON – Three quarters (76%) of Canadians believe the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States is a ‘good thing’ —up a full 50 points compared with data collected on the eve of President Bush’s second inauguration in 2004 when only 26% thought his re-election was a ‘good thing’.     


From Bush’s Legacy to Obama’s Hope:

Monday, January 19, 2009

Toronto, ON – On the eve of an historic transition of power in the United States, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for Canwest News Service and Global Television has revealed a stark contrast of opinions towards outgoing President George W. Bush and incoming President Barack Obama.     


Bearing Witness to History in the Making: One Third (32%) of Canadians Plan to Watch or Listen to President-elect Barack Obama’s Inauguration on Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Friday, January 16, 2009

Toronto, ON – Tuesday, January 20, 2009, will mark the day in American history when the first African American will be inaugurated as President of the United States, and it appears that millions of Canadians want to bear witness to the live events in Washington, DC.     


Amidst Deepening Economic Concern, Majority (55%) Still Believes Canada on Right Track

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Toronto, ON – Amidst deepening economic concern, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively on behalf of Canwest News Service and Global Television has revealed that a majority (55%) of Canadians still believe that Canada is ‘moving in the right track’, the proportion of which is unchanged since late May of last year. On the flip side, nearly four in ten (37%) Canadians believe Canada is ‘headed in the wrong direction’, a decrease of two points. One in ten (9%) doesn’t know what to think about where Canada is headed going forward.     


Ignatieff Closes Gap on Harper as Choice for Best Prime Minister

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Toronto, ON –A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Canwest News Service and Global Television reveals that in the wake of a major Parliamentary debacle that led to a hasty proroguing of the House of Commons until late January, and the ascension of Michael Ignatieff to become the new leader of the Federal Liberal Party, Prime Minister Stephen Harper still leads his rivals in most assessed leadership categories, but the margin has been narrowed somewhat by Mr. Ignatieff compared with his predecessor Stephane Dion .     


Harper Has Hammer, Even With New Grit Leader

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Toronto, ON – In a week that witnessed the hasty departure of Stephane Dion as Leader of the Liberal Party and the selection of Michael Ignatieff as his replacement, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Canwest News Service and Global National Television reveals that Prime Minister Harper still holds a significant vote-garnering hammer over his political opponents because of the support he would receive if the opposition forced an election, regardless of what has transpired since the Governor General prorogued parliament until late January.     


Majority (68%) Of Canadians From Every Part Of Country Supports Governor General’s Decision To Prorogue Parliament

Friday, December 05, 2008

Toronto, ON – Whatever arcane elements of Parliamentary democracy or convention weighed heavily on the shoulders of Canada's Governor General Michaëlle Jean in deciding what next steps to take concerning the latest political leadership crisis to affect the country, she did so with the majority support of the Canadian public in agreeing to Prime Minister Harper's request to prorogue Parliament until January 26, 2009 when a new Conservative budget can be brought down and voted on as a matter of confidence.     


Majority Of Americans Feel Country Is On The Wrong Track; But “Right Direction” Makes Gains After Election

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Washington, DC – The latest Ipsos/McClatchy poll of Americans indicates that a strong majority (64%) feel that things in the country are off on the wrong track. However, in this first poll after the Presidential election, the percentage of Americans who feel the country is heading in the right direction has increased to 32%, compared to only 21% who reported the country was headed in the right direction in October.     


With Less Than 24 Hours Before Election Day, Obama Maintains Lead – Among Likely Voters, Obama 53%, McCain 46%

Monday, November 03, 2008

Washington, DC – The final Ipsos/McClatchy poll of likely voters in the 2008 Presidential election campaign indicates that, with less than a day until Election Day, Barack Obama maintains his lead over John McCain – 53% for Obama/Biden, 46% for McCain/Palin and 1% for Nader/Gonzalez.     


Presidential Race Narrows Slightly With One Week Until Election – Among Likely Voters, Obama 48%, McCain 42%

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Washington, DC – A new Ipsos/McClatchy poll of likely voters indicates that Barack Obama maintains his lead over John McCain – 48% for Obama/Biden and 42% for McCain/Palin.     


No Clear Front-Runner Emerges for Liberal Leadership

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Toronto, ON – As the federal Liberals begin their search for a new leader, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television reveals that no clear front-runner has emerged from the pack of prospects.     


As Canada's Finance Ministers Consider Options, Canadians Most Supportive of Spending Cuts (82%), Not Deficits (43%) or Tax Hikes (17%)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Toronto, ON – As the Federal Finance Minister considers his various options due to a slowing economy, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for CanWest News Service and Global Television indicates that most Canadians (82%) would be ‘supportive’ (41% very/41% somewhat) of spending cuts (18% would be ‘not very’ (11%) or ‘not at all’ (7%) in favour), compared with just four in ten (43%) who support running a deficit (6% very/37% somewhat).     


Obama Maintains Lead in Presidential Race – Among Likely Voters, Obama 50%, McCain 42%

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Washington, DC – A new Ipsos/McClatchy poll of likely voters indicates that Barack Obama maintains his lead over John McCain – 50% for Obama/Biden and 42% for McCain/Palin.     


After Final Presidential Debate, Undecideds Favor Obama – Obama 53%, McCain 47%

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Washington, DC – A new Ipsos/McClatchy poll of undecided voters who watched last night’s final Presidential debate indicates that Barack Obama continues to have the edge among the small number of voters who have not yet decided on a candidate. After last night’s debate, more than half lean toward supporting Obama (Obama 53%/McCain 47%).     


Obama Widens Lead in Presidential Race– Obama 48%, McCain 39%

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Washington, DC – A new Ipsos/McClatchy poll of registered voters indicates that Barack Obama continues to incrementally open his lead over John McCain – 48% for Obama/Biden and 39% for McCain/Palin. Third party candidates Ralph Nader (Independent) and Bob Barr (Libertarian) received 2% and 1% respectively.     


After Campaign Touting Leadership in Uncertain Economic Times, Tories Tumble as Only 30% Think Harper Has Economic Crisis Plan

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Toronto, ON – After running on a theme of being the clear party choice in uncertain economic times, Prime Minister Harper's Conservatives are left in the final days of the 2008 election campaign fighting to convince Canadians that they actually have a plan to deal with the impact of the worldwide economic crisis on Canada: only 30% think they have one, while 55% say they don’t.‪     


After Second Presidential Debate, Undecideds Move Toward Obama – Obama 57%, McCain 43%

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Washington, DC – A new Ipsos/McClatchy poll of undecided voters who watched last night’s second Presidential debate indicates that Barack Obama seems to be picking up momentum among the small number of voters who have not yet decided on a candidate. Before the debate, these undecided voters leaned toward John McCain (Obama 45%/McCain 55%) – but after last night’s debate, nearly six in ten lean toward supporting Obama (Obama 57%/McCain 43%).     


Financial Meltdown has Effect

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Washington, DC – A new Ipsos/McClatchy poll of registered voters indicates that Barack Obama has extended his lead over John McCain – 47% for Obama/Biden and 40% for McCain/Palin. Third party candidates Ralph Nader (Independent) and Bob Barr (Libertarian) received 3% and 1% respectively.     


Post-Debate Analysis

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Toronto, ON –With the French and English language debates concluded, those Canadians who watched at least one of the debates (37%) have had a chance to reflect on not only what they witnessed but also ingest the barrage of commentary from spinmeisters, media and pundits that followed. A new Ipsos Reid poll, conducted on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television, finds that Prime Minister Stephen Harper tops the list with the most votes when the combined debate viewing crowd is asked who they think won.     


Conservatives Crushed in Quebec (18%) as Bloc Soars (40%)

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Toronto, ON – Amid the backdrop of an economic crisis south of the border and plummeting markets on both sides of it, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted between Tuesday and Thursday of this week, on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global National, reveals that the Tories have tumbled in Quebec, likely fuelled at least in part by the arts cut controversy that has been dogging the Prime Minister, and the French-Language leaders’ debate.     


Post-Debate Summary: English-Language Leaders’ Debate

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Toronto, ON -- The results of an near instantaneous Ipsos Reid/CanWest News Service poll, conducting during Thursday night’s English-language leaders’ debate among English-speaking voters who were watching the debate, has revealed:     


Post-Debate Summary: French-Language Leaders’ Debate

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Toronto, ON -- The results of a near instantaneous Ipsos Reid/CanWest News Service survey of French-speaking Canadian voters who watched Wednesday night’s French-language leaders’ debate has revealed:     


Obama Opens 4-Point Lead in Presidential Race – Obama 46%, McCain 42%

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Washington, DC – A new Ipsos/McClatchy poll of registered voters indicates that Barack Obama has opened a small lead against John McCain in the overall presidential race – 46% for Obama/Biden and 42% for McCain/Palin. Third party candidates Ralph Nader (Independent) and Bob Barr (Libertarian) received 2% and 1% respectively.     


Ipsos/McClatchy Debate Panel

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

The Topline results for this poll are now available for download.     


Canadian Farmers Would Re-elect a Conservative Government

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Winnipeg, MB - An Ipsos Forward Research poll of members from Producers’ Perspectives ~ the Ipsos Canadian AgriForum, conducted just prior to the call for the federal election, indicates that six in ten farmers in Canada (59%) would re-elect a Conservative government.     


Channel Surfing the Simultaneous Canada and US Debates

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Toronto, ON – About two thirds of Canadians plan to be debate-watching on October 2nd, but they will have to choose between the English-language federal Leaders’ debate here in Canada or the Vice-Presidential debate south of the border. A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global National finds that three in ten (28%) plan to watch only the Canadian Leaders’ debate, 4% will watch only the U.S. vice-presidential debate, and one in three (32%) indicates that they will flip between both debates.     


And the Brand Played On: Assessing the Attributes of The Major Federal Parties

Monday, September 29, 2008

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television finds that neither the Conservative nor Liberal brands fare very well: majorities say both parties are “unfair,” “dishonest,” “unfeeling,” “stale,” “phoney,” and “out of touch” with Canadians.     


Only Four in Ten (39%) ‘Approve’ NDP/Liberal Coalition to Block Conservative Majority

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Toronto, ON – Amid remarks from NDP Leader Jack Layton that he might ‘entertain’ joining with the Liberals in a coalition government to prevent the Harper Conservatives from forming a majority government, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global National finds that only four in ten (39%) Canadians would ‘approve’ (13% strongly/26% somewhat) of this action.     


Grits Under Siege: Liberal Vote Collapse in Ontario, NDP Surge Has Harper Tories Flirting with Majority

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Toronto, ON – With less than a week to go before the French and English-language debates, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global National reveals that the Tories (39%) remain in cruise control while the NDP (18%) is closing the gap on the Liberal Party (23%). Since last week, the Tories have held on to their lead (down 1 point), but the Liberals have dropped 4 points, in comparison to a 3-point gain for the NDP.     


Most Canadians (62%) Say Parties’ Stance on Issues Will Drive their Vote, Not Party Leaders (21%) or Local Candidates (17%)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Ottawa, ON – According to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television, the most important factor in determining how most Canadians will vote is ‘the parties’ positions on important issues’ (62%), not what they ‘think about the party leaders’ (21%) or their ‘local candidates’ (17%).     


In the Wake of Wall Street Meltdown, Neither Candidate Seen As Qualified to Resolve Crisis: Obama 45%, McCain 46%

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Washington, DC – A new Ipsos/McClatchy poll of registered voters indicates that neither candidate for the Presidency is viewed as qualified to resolve the financial and mortgage crisis following last week’s Wall Street meltdown. Overall, less than half of American voters endorse each candidates qualifications – 45% of voters believe Barack Obama is qualified to resolve the crisis; 46% see John McCain as qualified.     


As Markets Decline, Economy (26%) Rising in Importance in Campaign

Monday, September 22, 2008

Ottawa, ON – According to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television, the economy (26%) remains the number-one issue for voters in this election campaign. Likely a result of the crisis south of the border with respect to the collapse of three major financial firms, and the subsequent effect it has had on worldwide markets, the proportion of Canadians who choose the economy as the dominant issue in the campaign has risen by 2 points over the last week.     


In Case you Didn’t Notice, An Election is Happening: Few (21%) Canadians Giving this Campaign More Attention

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Ottawa, ON – According to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television, it doesn’t appear that Canadians are getting too excited about this election when compared to previous elections. Only two in ten (21%) Canadians are paying more attention to this election than ones in the past. The majority (65%) say they’re giving it about the same amount of attention as others, while 14% even say they’re paying even less attention than previous elections.     


Tories on the March as Ontario Grit Vote Collapses, Bloc Falter

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Ottawa, ON – Against a backdrop of ever increasing economic uncertainty and a strong attack this past week by the Prime Minister against the Bloc Quebecois, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global National reveals that that Tory traction may finally be biting.     


Consumers Worried After Wall Street Meltdown

Friday, September 19, 2008

Washington, DC – A new Ipsos/McClatchy poll of Americans indicates that the recent Wall Street meltdown has significantly weakened consumer confidence. Six in ten Americans (60%) are not very or not at all confident that the government can restore the confidence of consumers and investors after recent events.     


Reputation Matters: Half and Half

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global National has revealed that even after two and a half years of governing, only one in three (36%) Canadians ‘agrees’ (14% strongly/21% somewhat) that ‘it’s unfair to say that Stephen Harper and the Conservatives have a hidden agenda’. On the flip side, fully one half (50%) ‘disagrees’ (26% strongly/24% somewhat) with this notion, suggesting that they believe the Prime Minister still might not be sharing his full plans with the public, particularly if he wins a majority government. Fifteen percent (15%) of Canadian’s don’t know what to think about this.     


McCain Holding Convention Bump But still a Dead Heat for the White House: McCain 45%, Obama 45%

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Washington, DC – A new Ipsos/McClatchy poll of Americans indicates that McCain has been able to maintain his post-convention bump. The overall national race, though, remains a statistical dead heat — 45% for McCain and 45% for Obama.     


Economy (24%), Healthcare (17%), Environment (14%), Taxes (14%) Top Issues For Canadians in Campaign

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Ottawa, ON – According to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television, the economy (24%), healthcare (17%), the environment (14%) and taxes (14%) are tops for Canadians when thinking about the issues that they most want political leaders and candidates to be talking about during the campaign. Rounding out the list of ten issues that were presented to Canadians are poverty (6%), jobs/unemployment (6%), crime/justice (4%), education/schools/universities (4%), the armed forces/military/defence (2%) and terrorism (0.5%).     


Not a Good Week for Leader Impressions as Harper (-21) Dion (-19), and Duceppe (-13) Take a Tumble, and Layton Posts a Draw

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Ottawa, ON – According to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television, Canadians’ impressions of the key Party Leaders took a dip this week, likely a result of political gaffes, missed opportunities and the debate debacle that sideswiped the key messages that the leaders were trying to articulate.     


Election 2008: At the End of Week 1, Tories Lead But No Magic Breakthrough

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Ottawa, ON – According to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television, after the first week of the official campaign, the Conservative campaign machine has managed to eke out just two points more than what they finished with in the last election two and a half years ago--leaving them well short of a majority.     


The Race for the White House: In a Heartbeat

Friday, September 12, 2008

Washington, DC – A new Ipsos/McClatchy poll of Americans indicates that with less than two months remaining in the campaign for president, the race between McCain and Obama is a statistical dead heat —46% for McCain and 45% for Obama.     


Overall Leadership Matters: McCain 47%, Obama 45% Equal To The Task

Friday, September 12, 2008

Washington, DC - A new Ipsos/McClatchy poll of Americans indicates that with less than two months remaining in the campaign for president, John McCain and Barack Obama are in a statistical dead heat on the issue of Leadership—one of the central focal points of the race this year. Forty-Seven percent of Americans see McCain as stronger on Leadership, while 45% think Obama is stronger.     


The Political Landscape at Ground Level: Part II

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Toronto, ON –-As the 2008 election campaign gets underway, part II of an exclusive analysis by Ipsos Reid for CanWest Global examines voter preferences broken out by gender and age, rural/urban and education, and income. The analysis of a rolled up sample of 4,013 adult Canadians who were interviewed by telephone from July 8th-August 28th suggests:     


Expectations of Outcome at the Outset: Canadians Prefer their Next Government to be a Majority (63%) But Expect a Minority (64%)

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Toronto, ON –With a federal election being called today, a new poll conducted for CanWest/Global television by Ipsos Reid finds that Canadians are in the mood for a majority government…but expect the outcome to be a minority government.     


When the Prime Minister Comes Knocking Canadians (74%) Say to Governor General Michaelle Jean: Say Yes To an Election

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Toronto, ON –When Governor General Michaelle Jean has a Sunday morning visit from Prime Minister Stephen Harper asking that Parliament be dissolved and the nation be plunged into an election a full majority (74%) want her to say “yes”.     


The Political Landscape at Ground Level: Part I Election Myth Busting

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Toronto, ON –-Now that a federal election is upon us, we need to bust a couple of the myths surrounding the current political situation. You know the myths I’m talking about, the yarns that will be trotted out by the barstool prophets and TV pundits as the Prime Minister walks across the street from 24 Sussex to Rideau Hall.     


Canadians Choose Harper as Leader Who Would Make “Best Prime Minister”

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Toronto, ON –-Prime Minister Stephen Harper is chosen by half [50%] of Canadians as the major federal party leader who would "make the best Prime Minister of Canada" compared to his opponents—31% choose NDP leader Jack Layton while 20% choose Liberal leader Stephane Dion.     


Leadership Matters: The Numbers Behind the Apparent Party Strategies

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Toronto, ON –While Prime Minister Stephen Harper is chosen by most Canadians as the leader who has the attributes and ability to take charge of major issues facing the country, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for CanWest News Service and Global Television finds only three qualities out of 14 tested emerge to form some measure of consensus in the country to his advantage over all of his political opponents:     


Green Shifting: Dion’s Plan Takes a Tumble Amidst Withering Tory Attack

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Ottawa, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television finds that Stephane Dion’s “Green Shift” carbon tax initiative has taken a seven point tumble in support -- down from 52% in early July when the plan was first introduced to 45% now.     


At the Gate: National Race Tightens as Canadians Contemplate Going to the Polls

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Ottawa, ON – As a potential Federal election looms, triggered by Prime Minister Stephen Harper who decries a “dysfunctional parliament” and a Liberal “Green Shift Carbon Tax” that would damage the economy, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television finds that the Conservatives (33%, down 3 points since August 14, 2008) are just slightly ahead with what otherwise might be considered a statistical tie of Stephane Dion’s Liberal’s (31%, up one point) nationally among decided voters if an election were to happen tomorrow.     


Canadians Warming to Election Talk as Tories Close Gap in Key Battlegrounds Across the Country

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Ottawa, ON – With election rhetoric between Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Opposition Leader Stephane Dion heating up, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television finds that the Conservatives (36%, up 2 points) continue to lead the Grits (30%, unchanged) nationally among decided voters.     


AP/Ipsos Poll: Obama Leads McCain Nationally

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

The Topline results for this poll are now available for download.     


If You Sabre Rattle In Summer, Does Anyone Hear it? Apparently Not

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Ottawa, ON – Following a week of sabre rattling and political posturing from the Prime Minister, it appears that many Canadians might have not been around to hear it. A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television finds that national political vote intentions have barely moved, despite an increase of verbal jousting this week that included Stephane Dion’s insistence that Canadians are ready for an election and Stephen Harper’s threats to bring it on.     


AP/Ipsos Poll: Economy Top Issue, Energy Worries Grow Most

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Topline results for this poll are now available for download.     


AP/Ipsos Poll: Sour Public Gives Bush, Congress Record Lows

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Topline results for this poll are now available for download.     


Grits (32%) And Tories (33%) In A Statistical Tie, But Grits Have Big Lead in Battleground Ontario

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Ottawa, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television reveals that the Conservatives (33%) and the Liberals (32%) are statistically tied in vote support across the country. Since the last Ipsos Reid poll in June, the Conservatives have dropped three points nationally, while the Liberals have gained two points across the country.     


Not A Great First Impression: Only One In Three (34%) Canadians Claim To Know Anything About Dion’s ‘Green Shift’ Plan

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Toronto, ON – It would appear that as Stephane Dion focuses on selling his ‘Green Shift’ environment plan to Canadians he has a lot of work to do as a full majority don’t recall hearing anything about his plan and of those who do, a majority don’t like their first impression—perhaps seeded, in part, by Conservative Party negative ads and commentary that preceded its unveiling by the Liberal Leader.     


As Nation Celebrates Its Birthday, Slim Majority (56%) Believes Country On ‘Right Track’ And ‘No Need’ For Election (57%)

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Toronto, ON – As the nation celebrates its birthday, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television has given Canadians across the country the opportunity to reflect on where Canada is currently and where it’s headed going forward.     


The Race for the White House and Leadership: McCain Trails Obama on Key Leadership Traits

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Ottawa, Canada – A new Ipsos poll of Americans provided exclusively to the CanWest News Service and Global Television shows that presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama leads apparent Republican Presidential nominee John McCain by more than 10 points on 9 of 11 ascribed Presidential leadership qualities.     


The Race for the White House and Momentum: Obama (50%) Leads McCain (43%) as Current Choice for President among Likely U.S. Voters

Friday, June 20, 2008

Ottawa, Canada – A new Ipsos poll of Americans provided exclusively to the CanWest News Service and Global Television shows that presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama enjoys a 7-point lead among likely voters (50% vs. 43%) and a 10-point lead among all U.S. adults aged 18 and over (49% vs. 39%) in terms of voting intentions in the upcoming November U.S. presidential election over apparent Republican Presidential candidate John McCain. The survey also shows that Obama is ahead by six points among Independents (36% vs. 30%).     


AP/Ipsos Poll: Most Say US Heading In The Wrong Direction; Economy Gets Biggest Blame

Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Topline results for this poll are now available for download.     


As the Summer Heats Up, Tories (36%) Remain Cool with Lead over Grits (30%)

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Ottawa, ON – As the summer begins to heat up, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for CanWest News Service and Global Television finds that Prime Minister Harper’s Tories, at 36% support (unchanged), are staying cool with a six-point lead over Stephan Dion’s Grits, who have 30% support (up 1 point). Jack Layton and the NDP are receiving support from 15% (up 1 point) of decided voters nation-wide, while support for Elizabeth May’s Green Party is down 2 points to 9% overall. Seven percent (7%) of voters remain undecided.     


Global Poll Shows That Of Those Aware of Candidates in Race to Succeed Bush, Most (55%) Would Like to See Barack Obama as Next U.S. President

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Washington, DC – A new global Ipsos poll of the world’s most engaged citizens across 22 countries, conducted for Al Jazeera English Network, finds that most citizens appear to be tuned in to the race for the U.S. Presidency, with a majority of global citizens being ‘aware’ of the three major contenders for the presidency: Hillary Clinton (92%), Barack Obama (82%) and John McCain (62%).     


Despite Gaffs and a Sack, Harper’s Tories Still Lead, But Having Country On The ‘Right Track’ Tumbles

Monday, June 02, 2008

Ottawa, ON – On the heels of a series of recent gaffs and the sacking of one of the Conservative Party’s rising stars, Maxime Bernier, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television finds that support for the Conservatives appears not to have suffered as a result. The Conservatives, under Prime Minister Stephen Harper, are receiving support from 36% of decided voters nation-wide (up 1 point), while support for Liberals sits at 29% (down 3 points). The NDP is receiving support from 14% of decided voters (unchanged), and the Green Party has received a bump in support to 11% (up 2 points).     


Liberals (32%) Edge Closer to Conservatives (35%)

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Ottawa, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on exclusively on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Televisions finds that the Liberals (32%, up 3 points) have come to within 3 percentage points of the leading Conservatives (35%, up 1 point). The NDP is receiving support from 14% of decided voters (down 3 points), while the Green Party is at 9% support (down 2 points). Seven percent (7%) of voters remain undecided.     


Economy Top Issue To Canadians, First Time In Decade

Friday, May 09, 2008

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll finds that for the first time in ten years, the economy has become the top issue that Canadians believe should receive the greatest attention from Canada’s leaders. When combining their top-two unaided mentions, one in four (25%) Canadians indicated that the economy was the top issue for them.     


Clinton (47%) Overtakes Obama (40%) Nationally On Eve of Indiana And North Carolina Primaries

Monday, May 05, 2008

Washington, DC – The latest Ipsos poll conducted over the weekend shows that on the eve of the Indiana and North Carolina primaries, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton has taken over the lead in popular support from Democrats nationally. Among Democratic supporters across the country, 47% say that if the 2008 Democratic presidential primary or caucus was being held in their state today, they would choose Clinton, while 40% would vote for Barack Obama.     


Despite Shaky Economy, No Shake-Up In Party Support

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Ottawa, ON – In a week where a string of economic bad news suggested that Canada might not avoid a recession or a severe downturn, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television reveals that, despite a shaky economic situation, Canadians have not shaken-up their political vote preferences.     


AP/Ipsos Poll: Clinton Has Better Chance Than Obama Of Beating McCain

Monday, April 28, 2008

The Topline results for this poll are now available for download.     


AP/Ipsos Poll: US Presses To Complete Border Fence, Even As Americans Are Split On The Idea

Monday, April 28, 2008

The Topline results for this poll are now available for download.     


Majority Of Americans (52%) Feel The World Would Be A Safer Place With John McCain As President

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Washington, DC – More than half of all Americans (52%) feel that the world would be a safer place with John McCain elected as president, according to a new Ipsos Public Affairs poll, conducted on behalf of The Munk Debates. This is compared to the slightly smaller percentages who feel that Hillary Clinton (45%) or Barack Obama (44%) would make the world safer, were they elected to the same office.     


Majority Of Americans (52%) Feel The World Would Be A Safer Place With John McCain As President

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Toronto, ON – More than half of all Americans (52%) feel that the world would be a safer place with John McCain elected as president. This is compared to the slightly smaller percentages who feel that Hillary Clinton (45%) or Barack Obama (44%) would make the world safer, were they elected to the same office. By contrast, Canadians favour Obama (56%) and Clinton (52%) over McCain (24%) as the individuals who would make the world safer.     


Antics in House of Commons Have Little Impact on Party Vote

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Ottawa, ON – In a week where Stephane Dion has taken fire for voting in favour of an immigration bill he opposed, and the Conservatives have been taking heat for stalling in parliamentary committees, a new Ipsos Reid poll finds that Canadian voters remain generally unmoved by the antics in the House of Commons. The Grits (30%, down 3 points) continue to trail the Tories (35%, holding steady).     


Liberals (33%) Edge Closer to Tories (35%)

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Ottawa, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for CanWest News Service and Global Television reveals that Stephane Dion’s Liberals (33%) are edging closer to Harper’s Conservatives (35%), placing these two leading parties in a statistical tie. Gaining two points since early March, and rising steadily since the middle February, the Liberal Party is narrowing the gap between itself and the reigning Tories.     


Majority (55%) Supports Opposition RESP Tax-Break Bill, Though Government Says It Would Risk Deficit

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Ottawa, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television finds that a majority of Canadians support (23% strongly/33% somewhat) the opposition-led RESP tax-break bill, even though the government has argued that this bill might cause them to run a deficit. Despite support for this bill, the Government, and subsequently the Liberal Party, have decided to support a budget bill which would effectively squash the RESP tax-break legislation.     


Despite Gaffes And Woes, Tories (35%) Hold Narrow Lead Over Grits (31%)

Monday, March 10, 2008

Ottawa, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television finds that the Cadman controversy has not had a meaningful impact on Canadians’ party support. The ruling Conservatives have the support of 35% of decided voters, while the Liberals remain in second place with 31% support. The NDP have the support of 15% of Canadians, while the Green Party would be the choice of 9% if an election were held tomorrow.     


AP/Ipsos Poll: More People Identify With Democrats Since Presidential Voting Started

Thursday, March 06, 2008

The Topline results for this poll are now available for download.     


On Eve Of Budget, Most (45%) Have Confidence In Tories To Best Manage Economy As Only 15% Say They’re Worse Off Then Two Years Ago

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Ottawa, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television reveals that Canadians have given the edge to Prime Minister Harper over the other federal party leaders when it comes to managing the economy.     


AP/Ipsos Poll: Obama Catches Clinton Nationally As He Takes Big Leads Among White Men And Liberals

Monday, February 25, 2008

The Topline results for this poll are now available for download.     


Steady As She Goes: Election Rhetoric Fails To Sway Voters

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Ottawa, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television reveals that the heated election rhetoric among politicians and pundits alike is failing to sway voters at a national level.     


AP/Ipsos Poll: Public Has Dimmest View Yet Of Bush, Congress

Friday, February 08, 2008

The Topline results for this poll are now available for download.     


Majority (53%) Of Canadians Support New Government Policy Not To Automatically Seek Clemency For Canadians On Death Row Abroad

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Toronto, ON – With the federal government having recently announced that it will no longer automatically seek clemency for Canadians on death row in democratic countries abroad, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively on behalf of CanWest news service and Global Television finds that a majority (53%) of Canadians support (strongly 25%/moderately 28%) this policy.     


Tories (37%) Lead Grits (29%) By Eight Points

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Ottawa, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television reveals that the federal Conservative Party under Prime Minister Stephen Harper has the support of 37% of decided voters, placing them eight points ahead of Stephane Dion’s Liberals at 29% support.     


AP/Ipsos Poll: McCain Soars, Giuliani Plummets

Friday, January 18, 2008

The Topline results for this poll are now available for download.     


Dion’s Liberals (35%) Edge Ahead Of Harper’s Conservatives (33%)

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Ottawa, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television finds that the Conservatives under Stephen Harper have fallen slightly behind the Liberals, slipping two points to 33% support nationally among decided voters.     


Political Predictions for 2008

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Toronto, ON –Looking ahead to 2008, there are lots of things in politics that could be chanced -- and so, we asked Canadians what they thought was a good or bad chance of something happening. The results of the new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television are in, and here are Canadian’s prognostications:     


Tory Brand Splashed As Schreiber Mud Flies

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Ottawa, ON – In a week of testimony by former businessman Karlheinz Schreiber before Parliament’s ethics committee that produced revelations, allegations and contradictions concerning alleged dealings with former federal Conservative heavyweights Brian Mulroney, former cabinet minister Elmer MacKay and then Tory leadership hopeful and now Quebec Premier Jean Charest, it would appear that the Harper Conservative brand has taken a hit with support dropping to 35%, mainly as a result of sagging Tory fortunes in Ontario and Quebec.     


AP/Ipsos Poll: Huckabee Leaps Into Second Place In National GOP Race, Hurting Giuliani And Thompson

Thursday, December 06, 2007

The Topline results for this poll are now available for download.     


Two Thirds (65%) Say Federal Government Should Delay Extradition Of Karlheinz Schreiber Until Newly Announced Public Inquiry Is Concluded

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Ottawa, ON – As the Schreiber-Mulroney Affair continues to instigate heated debate in the House of Commons and the news media, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television finds that two thirds (65%) of Canadians agree that ‘the federal government should delay the extradition of Karlheinz Schreiber’ until the newly-announced public inquiry is concluded. On the other hand, three in ten (31%) disagree that the government should delay his extradition.     


Tories Continue To Lead The Pack

Monday, November 26, 2007

Ottawa, ON – Prime Minister Harper and his Conservative government continue to lead the pack, with a new Ipsos Reid poll revealing that the Tories have the support of 39% (a decline of three points) of decided voters. However, in the midst of the controversy surrounding the Schreiber-Mulroney Affair, the gap between the Tories and the Grits has narrowed slightly, with Dion’s Liberals sitting at 29% support nationally (an increase of one point). The NDP is holding steady with 15% support nation-wide, while the Green Party has the support of 8% of decided voters, which represents an increase of one point. Eight percent (8%) of voters remain undecided.     


The Future Of The Senate

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Ottawa, ON – In a week where the Senate was the focus of debate, and amid calls for a national referendum on the topic, a new Ipsos Reid Poll conducted exclusively on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television reveals that two thirds (64%) of Canadians either ‘strongly’ (35%) or ‘somewhat’ (30%) support the undertaking of a referendum to determine the future of the Senate as a parliamentary institution in Canada. Just one quarter (26%) of Canadians ‘strongly’ (13%) or ‘somewhat oppose’ (13%) the idea of having a referendum on the future of the Senate.     


Harper's Tories At High Water Mark (42%) As Quebec Lifts National Fortunes

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Ottawa, ON – Stephen Harper and his Conservative Party have been lifted to their high water mark in terms of national support, with a new Ipsos Reid Poll conducted exclusively on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television revealing that the Conservative Party now enjoys the unprecedented support of 42% of Canadian decided voters, a three-point climb nationally since last week.     


AP/Ipsos Poll: AP Poll Shows Bush, Congress Popularity Remain Low

Thursday, November 08, 2007

The Topline results for this poll are now available for download.     


AP/Ipsos Poll: Clinton Lead Undiminished In AP Poll On Presidential Race, Giuliani Leads Thompson In GOP

Thursday, November 08, 2007

The Topline results for this poll are now available for download.     


Despite Post Mini-Budget Surge In Ontario, Tories Still Shy Of Magic 40% Majority

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Ottawa, ON – In a week where Finance Minister Jim Flaherty delivered an Economic Update on the state of Canada’s economy and finances, and promised to cut taxes and the GST to 5% in the new year, a new Ipsos Reid poll conduced exclusively on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television during the three evenings following the announcement reveals that, nationally, the Conservatives have not gained any favour among voters despite a generally positive assessment of Flaherty’s mini-budget and announced tax cuts.     


The Pulse Of Politics And Par

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Ottawa, ON – In a week where the House of Commons voted on the Throne Speech and federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty met with retailers and, ‘standing up for consumers’, announced that Canadians ‘deserve to pay a price [for goods] that reflects the strength of the Canadian Dollar’, it appears that the Conservatives are finding it hard to break through the elusive 40% majority-territory barrier.     


Canadians Prefer Harper Majority, Spring Election

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Ottawa, ON – In light of the Harper Government’s Throne Speech this week and Liberal Leader Stephane Dion’s subsequent decision not to defeat the government, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively on behalf of CanWest News Service reveals that while two thirds of Canadians do not want an election to be held until at least the spring (68%), if an election were at some point to be forced by the opposition parties, a majority believe that the best outcome from that election would be to elect a majority (58%) government, not a minority (34%).     


Canadians (53%) Tell MPs To Vote In Favour Of Throne Speech In Order To Avoid Election

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Ottawa, ON – When Governor-General Michaelle Jean lays out the minority Conservative governments Speech from the Throne on the evening of Tuesday, October 15, 2007, there is a line that will not appear in the text; but if Canadians could write it, it would be as follows: don't defeat the Throne Speech when the government brings it to Parliament for a vote because there is nothing in it worth defeating the government over and forcing or causing an election. Further, if the Throne Speech is defeated and causes an election, it is the Opposition, and not the government who will wear the blame.     


Prime Minister Stephen Harper (63%) Given Highest Ratings For Leadership Qualities And Skills Of Any Federal Party Leader

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Ottawa, ON – With the political battlefield of Parliament returning and with weapons drawn it would appear the largest number of Canadians (63%) believe that Prime Minister Stephen Harper has the ‘right stuff’ of leadership qualities and skills compared to all other federal party leaders. This compares with NDP Leader Jack Layton at 57% and BQ Leader Gilles Duceppe at 63% in his province of Québec (15% nationally), and Opposition and Liberal leader Stephan Dion with the lowest ratings of all of the Federal leaders at 36%.     


Tories Hit The Big Four-Oh: Majority Now In Sight

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Toronto, ON – With the Conservative Government’s Speech from the Throne due to be delivered next week, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television finds that the Tories under Stephen Harper are now within sight of a majority federal government. The Conservatives, at 40% support among Canadian decided voters, have now opened up a twelve-point lead over the Liberal Party which has fallen to just 28% support nationally. The New Democratic Party, under the leadership of Jack Layton, has the support of 16% of decided voters, while the Green Party under Elizabeth May has the support of 7% of Canadians.     


AP/Ipsos Poll: Clinton Widens Lead In Democratic Race, Republican Race Remains Close

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

The Topline results for this poll are now available for download.     


AP/Ipsos Poll: Approval For Bush, Congress Hit New Lows

Thursday, October 04, 2007

The Topline results for this poll are now available for download.     


AP/Ipsos Poll: Blacks Split Evenly Between Clinton, Obama In Democratic Presidential Race

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

The Topline results for this poll are now available for download.     


AP/Stanford University/Ipsos Poll: Pessimism Widespread Over Environment, Most Give Bush, Congress Poor Grades

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Topline results for this poll are now available for download.     


AP/Ipsos Poll: GOP Presidential Race Up For Grabs As Key GOP Constituencies are Divided

Friday, September 14, 2007

The Topline results for this poll are now available for download.     


AP/Ipsos Poll: Low Approval Persists For Bush, Congress

Thursday, September 13, 2007

The Topline results for this poll are now available for download.     


AP/Ipsos Poll: Public Sees Iraq War As Failure, Doubts Troop Buildup Has Worked

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The Topline results for this poll are now available for download.     


AP/Ipsos Poll: Bush, Congress In Perverse Struggle For Low Marks From Public

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

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Running Fast But Standing Still: After 18 Months Of Governing, Conservatives Make No Progress On The Public Opinion Front

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Toronto, ON – Despite controlling the government benches and federal agenda for the past 18 months, Stephen Harper’s Conservative government has failed to improve its support among the electorate. A new Ipsos Reid poll finds that the Conservatives, at 34% support nationally, are down slightly from the results of the General Election in January of 2006 (36%), and have continued to hover around that level of support since taking office a year and a half ago. As the federal Conservative caucus meets in Charlottetown this week to reflect on the past 18 months and to plan the government’s agenda for the fall session of parliament, some Tories may be scratching their heads to figure out what they have to do to pull away from the Liberal Party that follows closely at 32% support nationally. With Harper’s government still some distance away from majority territory—which typically requires a minimum of 40% support across the country—it appears that Canadians might have to brace for many more sessions of minority government politics.     


AP/Ipsos Poll: Congress Doing Worse At Its Job Than President Bush Is At His

Friday, July 13, 2007

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Four In Ten (41%) Think Canada Should Do More For Refugees Than Other Countries Do

Monday, June 18, 2007

Toronto, ON – Speaking about Canada’s policies on refugees, compared to other countries similar to Canada, four in ten (41%) Canadians think Canada should do more for refugees than other countries do. Conversely, just one in ten (8%) Canadians think that Canada should do less than what other similarly-developed countries do for refugees, while nearly half (48%) maintain that Canada should do the same amount for refugees as whatever the average country does.     


Tories Heading South For The Summer?

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Toronto, ON - – Facing a rebellion within his own party in Atlantic Canada, the threat of lawsuits over oil revenues from three provinces and charges during the G8 Summit that his government is too close to U.S. President George Bush on global warming, the sweet days of spring have been sour indeed for Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives. And it shows. Since May 24, the Conservatives have seen their support erode from 37% to 32%, according to the latest poll conducted by Ipsos Reid for CanWest and Global TV.     


Canada: A Land of Immigrants Becomes More Positive About Immigration

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Toronto, ON – Canada, a land of immigrants, appears to have citizens who are becoming more positive in their attitudes towards immigrants and immigration than they were over a decade ago. The results of a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for CanWest News Service and Global Television reveal that 90% of Canadians disagree that ‘Canada would be better off if immigrants went back to where they came from’. This is compared to slightly less (85%) who in a similar survey conducted in 1993 disagreed with this sentiment.     


AP/Ipsos Poll: Fred Thompson Shaking Up GOP Presidential Race, Attracting Conservatives, Older Men

Saturday, June 09, 2007

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AP/Ipsos Poll: Bush Approval Hits All-Time Low, With Discontent Over Iraq, Terror War

Thursday, June 07, 2007

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Voters Remain Unmoved

Monday, June 04, 2007

Toronto, ON – Giving little indication that they want change or are indeed concerned about what’s happening on Parliament Hill, the Canadian public remains fairly stable towards the federal parties, according to the latest poll conducted by Ipsos Reid for CanWest and Global TV.     


Voter Opinion Locked In

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Toronto, ON – With Parliament on break, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives retain a tenuous lead among Canadian voters, according to the latest poll conducted by Ipsos Reid for CanWest and Global TV.     


Tied Tories Lose Their Edge

Monday, May 14, 2007

Toronto, ON– Stephan Dion’s Federal Liberals and Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives are in a virtual tie with a slight advantage going to the Liberals, according to the latest poll conducted by Ipsos Reid for CanWest and Global TV.     


Tory Climate Change Plan Panned as Majority (61%) of Canadians Say ‘It Does Not Go Far Enough’ and Half (52%) Believe ‘It’s a Bad Plan’

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Toronto, ON – In response to the Conservative Government’s new climate-change initiative, a new Ipsos Reid Poll conducted on behalf of CanWest Global reveals that a majority (61%) of Canadians think that the Tory plan ‘does not go far enough or move with enough urgency to make a meaningful contribution to the global effort to fight climate change’. Conversely, only one third (32%) say that this plan ‘will ensure that Canada moves quickly and contributes in a meaningful way to the global effort to fight climate change’. Stated plainly, half (52%) of Canadians think that the Government’s initiative is ‘a bad plan for dealing with climate change’.     


AP/Ipsos Poll Finds Congress' Approval Ratings Dip To Same Low Level As Bush's

Friday, May 11, 2007

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Despite Detainee Furor, Majority (53%) Say Defence Minister O’Connor Should Stay in Post

Monday, May 07, 2007

Toronto, ON– Despite the recent furor regarding the treatment of suspected Taliban fighters who are detained by Canadian Soldiers in Afghanistan and then transferred to Afghani authorities, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for CanWest Global finds that a majority (53%) of Canadians believe that ‘it is unfair for the opposition parties to call for the resignation’ of Defence Minister Gordon O’Connor. Canadians also think that O’Connor ‘can’t be expected to know everything that happens to detainees that are handed over to Afghan officials’.     


Race Tightens To A Virtual Tie

Friday, May 04, 2007

Toronto, ON– During a week of feuding on the environment with Al Gore and questions about Canada’s handling of Taliban detainees in Afghanistan, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives have dipped to just below their 2006 electoral result, according to the latest poll conducted by Ipsos Reid for CanWest and Global TV.     


Steady As She Goes: Conservatives Remain Ahead

Friday, April 27, 2007

Toronto, ON – Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives remain steadily in the lead but have not been able to push far beyond their 2006 electoral result, according to the latest poll conducted by Ipsos Reid for Canwest and Global TV.     


Majority Still Out Of Reach For Harper

Monday, April 23, 2007

Toronto, ON – Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives remain in the lead but continue to fall short of the numbers they need to form a majority government, according to the latest poll conducted by Ipsos Reid for Canwest and Global TV.     


Tories Leading Nationally, Tied With Bloc In Quebec

Friday, April 13, 2007

Toronto, ON – Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s federal Conservatives retain a solid six-point margin over the Liberals according to the latest poll by Ipsos Reid for Canwest and Global TV.     


AP/Ipsos Poll: People Liking Congress Better But Unsure Of Results

Monday, April 09, 2007

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AP/Ipsos Poll: Public Approval Increases For Congress, Keyed By Democratic Shift

Thursday, April 05, 2007

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Short Lived Budget Bloom Wilts For Harper Tories

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Toronto, ON –The post-budget bounce in Tory support has proved to be temporary according to the latest poll conducted by Ipsos Reid for Canwest and Global TV.     


Will He Or Won't He?

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Toronto, ON --The federal Tories are enjoying a post-budget bounce that has propelled them into majority government territory according to the latest poll conducted by Ipsos Reid for Canwest and Global TV.     


Canadians Favour Investing In Health Care Over Reducing Taxes

Monday, March 19, 2007

Ottawa, ON – A recent Ipsos-Reid study, conducted on behalf of the Canadian Medical Association, finds that when asked to choose between a wait time guarantee to ensure that patients get timely access to quality health care or a tax-back guarantee that would use the interest savings from paying down the government debt to cut personal taxes, Canadians chose a wait time guarantee by a margin of four-to-one (78% to 20%) over a tax back guarantee.     


Almost One Third (31%) Of Voters Might Switch Their Vote To Harper Tories Depending On What's In Monday's Federal Budget

Friday, March 16, 2007

Toronto, ON – The latest CanWest /Global News survey conducted by Ipsos Reid indicates that almost one third (31%) of Canadians plan to follow the outcome of Monday’s second Federal Budget delivered by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty closely as it may convince them to vote for the Conservative Party in the next election. A total of 64% of Canadians say the budget won’t affect them.     


Tories Remain Mired In The Minority Muck, Cling To Slight Advantage Over Grits

Friday, March 16, 2007

Toronto, ON – The latest CanWest News Service/Global News Ipsos Reid national survey pegs the Federal Conservatives with 36% support (unchanged since March 1) and the Liberals with 34% support (up 2 points since March 1). Trailing further behind the front-runners are the NDP with 12% support (down 3 points), the Bloc Quebecois with 9% nationally (up 1 point) and the Green Party with 8% (unchanged). The results likely indicate a continuing minority government stalemate with little early election advantage for any party.     


AP/Ipsos Poll: Honesty, Integrity Trump Policies For People When It Comes To Presidential Candidates

Monday, March 12, 2007

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An Enigmatic Leader For Canada

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of CanWest/Global Television, reveals that most (65%) Canadians would not say that they know Prime Minister Stephen Harper any better as a person since he became Prime Minster over a year ago.     


Trust In Harper Remains Steady

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Toronto, ON – According to a new Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of CanWest/Global Television, most (61%) Canadians say their trust in Prime Minster Stephen Harper has remained steady since he has been Prime Minister.     


Majority (53%) Of Canadians Say They Are Less Likely To Vote Tory One Year Into The Harper Mandate

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Toronto, ON – According to a new Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of CanWest/Global Television, over half (53%) of Canadians say they are less likely to vote for the federal conservative party led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in the next federal election. Over one third (35%) consider themselves more likely to vote for the federal Tories the next election.     


AP/Ipsos Poll: Bush Creeps Up From All-Time Low Mark In Poll

Friday, March 09, 2007

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Tories Edge Ahead Of Grits But Still A Stalemate As Only Minority Government Viable

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Toronto, ON – The latest CanWest News Service/Global News Ipsos Reid national survey pegs the Federal Conservatives with 36% support (unchanged) and the Liberals with 32% support (-2 points from a February survey). Trailing further behind the front-runners are the NDP with 15% support (+2 points), the Bloc Quebecois with 8% nationally (-1 point) and the Green Party with 8% (unchanged).     


Grit Post-Convention Lead Evaporates-Tories And Grits Neck-In-Neck

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Toronto, ON – In the wake of a Conservative Party sponsored negative advertising campaign that has pounded Liberal Leader Stephane Dion and the opposition Liberals over the past month, the post Liberal leadership convention bounce has evaporated with both parties now virtually neck and neck in voter support.     


AP/Ipsos Poll: Most In U.S. Have Good Idea Of Number Of U.S. Military Deaths; Severely Underestimate Loss Of Iraqi Civilians

Saturday, February 24, 2007

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Most Canadian Support Troops In Light of Recent Investigation Into Afghanistan Abuses

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Toronto, ON – In the light of the recent launch of an investigation into allegations that Canadian soldiers may have mistreated detainees in Afghanistan, a new Ipsos Reid poll reports that most Canadians (63%) are sceptical that the Canadian public will ever really find out what happened. Many (37%), though, believe that investigation will get to the bottom of the issue.     


Canadians Assess Their Federal Leaders

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid survey released today on behalf of CanWest Global indicates that when it comes to the question of who Canadian believe would make the best Prime Minister, forty-six percent choose incumbent minority government Prime Minister Stephen Harper– nearly double the proportion who choose Stephane Dion (25%), and well ahead of Jack Layton (29%). Further, the Prime Minister does well on other attributes that were tested among the three Federal Leaders:     


AP/Ipsos Poll: Congress' Image Improving Since Election - Slightly

Friday, February 09, 2007

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Liberals Consolidate Lead

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Toronto, ON – With the dust now settled from the Liberal leadership convention and pre-election chatter becoming louder, a new Ipsos Reid survey shows that the Liberals appear to be consolidating their voter base and now command a 4-point lead on the Conservatives.     


AP/Ipsos Poll: Most Think Country on Wrong Track

Monday, January 22, 2007

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AP/Ipsos Poll: Americans Oppose Sending More Troops To Iraq

Thursday, January 11, 2007

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AP/Ipsos Poll: Strong Support For Democrats' Goals On Minimum Wage, Prescription Drugs

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

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As Final Week Of Parliament Winds Down, Post-Convention Shine For Liberals Appears To Have Dimmed

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid survey conducted during the final week of Parliament indicates that the post-convention shine initially enjoyed by Stephane Dion and the Liberal Party has dimmed somewhat. Amidst the chatter of a potential spring election, the Liberals (36%, +2 points from a December 5-7th, 2006 survey) and the Conservatives (34%, +2 points) are competitively positioned, with the New Democratic Party (13%, unchanged) and the Green Party (5%, unchanged) registering further down the ladder. In Quebec, the Bloc Quebecois (44%, +1 point) are well entrenched as the leading federal party, while the Liberals seem to have a firm hold on second (31%, +1 point) with an 18 point lead over the Conservatives (13%, -5 points).     


Grits Get Post Convention Bounce As Ontario And Quebec Warms To Liberals

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of CanWest/Global News reveals that Stephane Dion and the Federal Liberal Party are enjoying a post-convention bounce, and for the first time since the January 23rd, 2006, general election have taken a lead in terms of voter support.     


Most Canadians (58%): Liberals Not Yet Ready To Govern Canada

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Toronto, ON – Despite a high profile leadership race over the past few months leading up to the Liberal convention this weekend, the majority of Canadians (58%) still do not consider the Liberal Party ready to govern Canada again (34% strongly feel this way) – essentially unchanged from the 60% who felt this way at the beginning of November – according to a new Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of CanWest/Global News.     


Canadians Shrug Off Nation Status Issue

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Toronto, ON – Canadians are largely reacting to the recently introduced and approved motion by the Conservative Party government which defines the Quebecois as "a nation within a united Canada” with apparent indifference, according to a new Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of CanWest/Global News.     


Ralph Goodale Is Canada's Parliamentarian Of The Year

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Ottawa – Ralph Goodale, the Liberal Member of Parliament for Wascana and former Minister of Finance, has been named Canada’s Parliamentarian of the Year by his House of Commons peers in this first annual survey of Canada’s 306 sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), in which an impressive 144 MPs participated. The study was conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Maclean’s in partnership with L’actualité and the Dominion Institute of Canada. Bill Blaikie (NDP), Stephen Harper (Conservative), and Gilles Duceppe (Bloc) receive the top marks for their respective parties.     


AP/Ipsos Poll: Public Opinion On Bush Iraq Policy Dips To Lowest Level Yet

Friday, November 17, 2006

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AP/Ipsos Poll: Iraq Top Priority, But Most Doubt Democrats Have A Plan

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

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Nation Status For Quebec Proves To Be Unpopular Idea Among Canadians

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Toronto, ON - A new Ipsos Reid survey reveals that the proposed measures championed by Liberal leadership candidate Michael Ignatieff that Quebec be recognized as "a nation within the country of Canada" is not a very popular idea among everyday Canadians. Specifically, 42% indicate that if they knew that the new leader of the Liberal Party wanted to "recognize Quebec as a nation within the country of Canada" they would be "less likely to vote Liberal", versus just 10% who say this would make them more likely to support the Liberal party. Among self-identified Liberal supporters, 44% say this potential development would make them less likely to vote Liberal (15% say it would make them more likely to vote Liberal). Overall, 44% say this factor would not make a difference to them in terms of their likelihood to support the Liberal Party.     


Support For War In Afghanistan Plummets

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Toronto, ON – Support for the war in Afghanistan has dropped sharply over the past month, according to a new Ipsos Reid national survey conducted on behalf of CanWest/Global.     


Federal Political Landscape: Calm Amidst The Income Trust Storm

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Toronto, ON - An Ipsos Reid survey conducted during a week which saw Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and the Conservative government allegedly flip-flop on an election promise and introduce new controversial tax measures on income trust funds reports that the Conservative government is not (yet) being punished in the polls for their actions.     


AP/Ipsos Poll: GOP Outreach To Blacks Seems Likely To Be Spurned Again

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

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AP/AOL/Ipsos Poll: Middle Class Gives Democrats Hopes Of Victory

Thursday, October 26, 2006

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AP/Ipsos Poll: Doubts About Elections Higher For People In United States, Italy, Mexico - Site Of Close, Contentious Elections

Thursday, October 19, 2006

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Support For War In Afghanistan Climbs (+6 Points) In Wake Of Hamid Karzai's Visit

Friday, October 06, 2006

Toronto, ON - It would appear that Afghan President Hamid Karzai's recent visit to Canada and speech to Parliament and Prime Minister Harper's impassioned oration at the United Nations have had the effect of bolstering support for the war in Afghanistan, according to a new Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of CanWest/Global News.     


AP/Ipsos Poll: Voters Say Scandals Will Affect Their Vote In Midterm Elections

Thursday, October 05, 2006

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A Public Opinion Survey Of Canadians And Americans

Thursday, October 05, 2006

There are clear signs of friendship between Canada and The United States, on both sides of the border. Each country considers the other to be a friend and ally, and both rank fighting global terrorism as the number one priority for our governments to be addressing at this time. Canada's contributions in this important area are being recognized, and there is, in many respects, mutual support for co-operation between the two governments.     


AP/Ipsos Poll: Republicans Gain Some Ground In Battle For Congress

Friday, September 15, 2006

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Half (51%) Of Canadians Support Combat Operations In Afghanistan - Up 4 Points From Late July

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Toronto, ON - A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted during a week which saw flag-draped caskets for five Canadian soldiers returned to their native soil reports that support for the war in Afghanistan remains stable from a survey conducted in late July, and directionally appears to be up somewhat over this time (with substantial rises in support coming in the province of Quebec and the region of Atlantic Canada).     


Majority (54%) Feel P.M. Was Wrong Not To Attend Recent International AIDS Conference

Monday, September 04, 2006

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of CanWest Global reports that a majority [54%] of Canadians believe that Prime Minster Stephen Harper’s decision not to personally attend the Internal AIDS conference held recently in Toronto and instead tour Canada’s Arctic North and to delay a planned announcement on funding for AIDS because things had become too "politicized" was "wrong to do", compared to 43% who feel that he was "right not to attend the conference and to [delay] the funding announcement".     


Canadians Assess The Performance Of The Minority Conservative Government Under Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Toronto, ON – As Parliament prepares for its return on September 18, 2006, a new public opinion poll indicates that if an election were held tomorrow, the Minority Conservative government under the leadership of Prime Minister Stephen Harper would garner the support of 38% of national voters (down 1 point from a late July poll and down 5 points from mid-May) with the still leaderless Liberals (29%, +2 points) and the NDP (17%, unchanged) trailing. The Green Party of Canada elicits 5% of the national vote (-2 points) -- with this release coming on the heels of the party's convention where former Sierra Club activist and lawyer Elizabeth May was chosen as its new national leader.(with the data collected for this poll having been completed just prior to the Green Party Leadership Convention)     


AP/Ipsos Poll: Increasing Opposition To Bush Worrisome Trend For GOP Candidates

Friday, August 11, 2006

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Conservative Vote Dips Slightly In Wake Of Mid-East Turmoil

Monday, July 31, 2006

Toronto, ON – According to a new Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of CanWest/Global, Conservative Party support has dipped slightly in the wake of the on-going turmoil in the Middle-East, dropping four points to 39% --but the Conservatives are still well positioned ahead of the Liberals (27%, +2 points), and NDP (17%, +2 points). In Quebec, the Bloc Quebecois garners 41% of federal votes (+3 points) versus 27% support for the Conservatives and 21% support for the Liberals.     


As Canadian War Casualties Mount, Support For Afghanistan Mission Sinks

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Toronto, ON - As more and more fallen Canadian soldiers are brought home from the battlegrounds in Afghanistan, a new Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of CanWest/Global reports support for Canada’s military mission in Afghanistan has sunk over the past few months.     


AP/Ipsos Poll: Democrats View The War As The Top Problem; Republicans Split Among Several Issues

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

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Bringing Canadians Home: The Evacuation From Lebanon, Part III

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Toronto, ON- According to a new Ipsos Reid survey conducted for CanWest Global, two-thirds of Canadians (64%) would describe the extent of the Israeli combat actions in Lebanon as "justified" (20% "completely justified"/44% "somewhat justified").     


Bringing Canadians Home: The Evacuation From Lebanon, Part II

Monday, July 24, 2006

Toronto, ON- In the wake of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's recent public statements in which at the outset of combat he, among other things, described Israel's actions in Southern Lebanon as a "measured response", a new Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of CanWest Global reveals that Canadians are divided when it comes to his position.     


Bringing Canadians Home: The Evacuation From Lebanon, Part I

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Toronto, ON - Most Canadians give the Harper government a good passing grade when it comes to how they have reacted to and conducted the evacuation of Canadian citizens from Lebanon, according to a new Ipsos Reid survey undertaken on behalf of CanWest Global.     


AP/Ipsos Poll: Americans Have Little Respect For GOP Led Congress

Friday, July 14, 2006

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Harper Headed For 24 Sussex Drive

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Toronto, ON - As the 39th general election enters its final days, it now seems almost certain that when the votes are counted on Election Day, Conservative Leader Stephen Harper and his family will have a new home address at 24 Sussex Drive in Ottawa as he becomes the new Prime Minister of Canada.