State and Local Politics Polls

John Tory (42%) Headed for Toronto Mayor’s Chain of Office Over Ford (31%), Chow (25%)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Toronto, ON – Heading into the final weekend of the Toronto mayoral campaign, John Tory appears to be headed for the mayor’s chain of office, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted for Global News.     


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

Thursday, October 23, 2014

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


Diversity and Community Tops List of What Torontonians Most Love About Their City; Traffic (37%) and Living Costs (35%) Are Most Hated

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Toronto, ON – With the municipal election only a week away, an Ipsos Reid poll conducted for Global News reveals what Torontonians love most and hate most about the city they call home.     


Transit Top Issue for Torontonians in Municipal Election

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Toronto, ON – Public transit is the top issue of the campaign for one in three (31%) Torontonians, according to an Ipsos Reid poll conducted for Global News. Connected to transit is infrastructure like roads and bridges, which was chosen as the top issue by 15% of Torontonians. The only other issues that were reasonably close were city taxes that are too high (14%) and the economy (9%).     


Ipsos/Bangor Daily News: Maine Polling

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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


Most (87%) Torontonians Say Politics Get In the Way of Getting Things Done

Friday, October 10, 2014

Toronto, ON – Following the municipal election, Torontonians will be looking to their new leaders to get down work and put the politics behind them, believing that the city gets so bogged down in politics that little gets accomplished, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global News.     


Four in Ten (43%) Toronto Residents Feel Their Area of the City is Neglected Compared to other Regions

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Toronto, ON – Four in ten (43%) residents of Toronto ‘agree’ (13% strongly/30% somewhat) that their ‘area of the city is neglected compared to other regions’, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global News. Six in ten (57%) ‘disagree’ (11% strongly/47% somewhat) that they feel their region doesn’t get its fair share.     


Most Torontonians Disagree (69%) That the City Has Good Political Leadership

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Toronto, ON – Most (69%) Torontonians ‘disagree’ (28% strongly/41% somewhat) that ‘Toronto has good political leadership’, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global News. Only one in three (31%) ‘agree’ (4% strongly/27% somewhat) that the city does have good political leadership, suggesting that candidates for city council and the mayor’s chair will be working hard to convince voters that they have what it takes to lead Canada’s largest city.     


Four in Ten (38%) Toronto Residents Agree They’re Thinking of Leaving Toronto Because It’s Too Expensive

Friday, October 03, 2014

Toronto, ON – Four in ten (38%) Torontonians ‘agree’ (12% strongly/26% somewhat) that they’re ‘thinking of leaving Toronto because it’s too expensive to live here’, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global News.     


With Four Weeks Left Until Toronto Mayoral Vote, Tory (48%) Soars While Chow (26%), Ford (26%) Sputter

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Toronto, ON – Doug Ford’s recent entry into the Toronto Mayoral race has certainly moved the decided vote numbers, but it appears decidedly not in his favour. In fact, with pugnacious jabs at front-runner John Tory in his first debate with Tory and Olivia Chow, it appears that the strategy may have backfired pushing Tory up an extra five points among decided voters since the last poll conducted by Ipsos Reid for Global News on September 16, 2014.     


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

Monday, September 22, 2014

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


With Doug In and Rob Out, Toronto Mayoral Race is John Tory’s (43%) to Lose as Olivia Chow (29%), Doug Ford (28%) Trail

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Toronto, ON – Amid the shocking news of the discovery of a tumor in Mayor Rob Ford’s stomach, and the subsequent withdrawal of Rob Ford and entrance of his brother Doug Ford in the Toronto Mayor race, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted for Global News has revealed that the campaign is John Tory’s to lose.     


Ontario Election a Photo Finish: Among Decided Voters, Liberals (33%) Edge PCs (31%), NDP (30%) in Three-Way Race; But Among Likely Voters, PCs (36%) Have Lead over Liberals (30%) and NDP...

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Toronto, ON – The Ontario election will be determined by who shows up and where, and who stays home and where. A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CTV News and CP24 reveals that the election campaign will likely conclude with a photo finish.     


The Ontario Election Campaign on Twitter in Review

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Toronto, ON – Over the past five weeks, Ipsos Reid has monitored the Ontario Provincial Election campaign on Twitter, capturing and interpreting thousands of comments and conversations from the day the writ dropped on May 2. This analysis, conducted on behalf of CTV News and CP24, summarizes what we have found to date and looks at how those most active online say they intend to vote.     


In Final Week of Campaign, Ontarians Conflicted on Who Would Make the Best Premier of Ontario: Wynne (34%), Horwath (33%), Hudak (32%)

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Toronto, ON – In the final week of the campaign, Ontarians are completely conflicted on who would make the best Premier of this province with no consensus emerging, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CTV News and CP24.     


PCs (35%), Liberals (35%) in Dead Heat in Ontario Among Decided Voters, But Likely Voters Still Favour Tories (40%) Over Grits (32%)

Friday, June 06, 2014

Toronto, ON – In the aftermath of the leaders’ debate, the Ontario PCs (35%) and Liberals (35%) are in a dead heat among decided voters with the NDP at 26%, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CTV News and CP24. Among likely voters (those most likely to say they will turn up at the ballot box), the story remains similar to previous Ipsos polls – the ballot box bonus favours the Tories (40%) over the Grits (32%), while the NDP vote drops to 24%.     


Election Debate Viewers Say Hudak Wins, Gets Knock Out Punch While Horwath Impresses, Wynne Falters

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Toronto, ON – A flash poll of debate viewers in Ontario conducted on behalf of CTV News and CP24 immediately following the Leader’s Debate has revealed that viewers believe PC Leader Tim Hudak won the debate and landed the knockout punch. His success comes at the expense of Premier Kathleen Wynne who performed below expectations. The poll also revealed that NDP Leader Andrea Horwath impresses but fails to earn a victory.     


Heading into the Debate, Premier Wynne (32%) is Seen as the Front-Runner for Victory, Placing Ahead of Hudak (24%) and Horwath (17%), But Three in Ten (27%) Unsure of Who Will Win

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Toronto, ON – On the verge of Ontario’s Leaders’ debate, an Ipsos Reid flash poll conducted for CTV and CP24 has found that debate viewers are leaning towards Kathleen Wynne as the person who they think will win the debate.     


Election Buzz: Week Four of the Ontario Campaign on Twitter

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid analysis of the Week Four Twitter discussion concerning the Ontario Election conducted on behalf of CTV News and CP24 shows that the Conservatives are still leading the conversation with 43% of mentions, virtually unchanged from last week’s 44%, but a far cry from the 62% of mentions they received during the second week of the campaign. Meanwhile, conversation about the Liberals continues to gain with 38% of mentions this week, up from 34% last week and 25% during week two. The NDP have lost ground with 19% of mentions this week compared to 22% last week after releasing their platform.     


What’s Riding on the Ontario Election Leaders Debate: 4 in 10 (38%) Indicate They’ll Make up Their Mind How to Vote after Debate, Another 21% Could Switch Current Support

Monday, June 02, 2014

Toronto, ON – A new survey conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of CTV News and CP24 reveals that a sizeable portion of Ontarians who hadn’t picked a provincial party before the writ was dropped are likely to do so after Tuesday night’s Leaders debate.     


Ontarians Split on Whether Wynne’s Liberals Will be Re-Elected (52%) or Whether PCs (35%) or NDP (14%) Will Win on Election Day

Friday, May 30, 2014

Toronto, ON – Ontarians are split on whether they think Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals will be re-elected, or whether another party is on its way to power, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CTV News and CP24.     


Ontario Popular Vote Tightens as Liberals Rally (34%) to Within Two Points of Tories (36%), NDP Soften (23%)

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Toronto, ON – While the popular vote among decided voters in Ontario is tightening, with the Liberals rallying to within two points of the Progressive Conservatives overall, a closer look at who actually intends to show up and vote on Election Day tells a different story.     


Election Buzz: Week Three of the Ontario Campaign on Twitter

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid analysis of the Week Three Twitter discussion concerning the Ontario Election conducted on behalf of CTV News and CP24 shows the NDP getting a larger share of attention with 22% of mentions in this week’s Twitter debate, up from 12% during week two. The Liberals also gained ground with 34% of mentions this week up from 25% last week. Despite these gains, the Conservatives still get the most mentions at 44%, but this is a steep decline from the dominant 62% of mentions last week. Increased attention to the Liberals and NDP coincides with the lifted ban on advertising (allowing all parties to hit the airwaves) and the NDP’s release of their platform.     


Only One Third (33%) of Ontarians See PC Leader Hudak’s “Million Jobs” Plan as Credible, Majority (61%) Oppose Pledge to Cut 100,000 Public Sector Jobs and Tories (29%) Have No Edge over Liberals...

Friday, May 23, 2014

Toronto, ON – Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak shook up the provincial election campaign with a recent announcement that he would create 1,000,000 jobs as Premier of Ontario and trim 100,000 jobs from the public sector. But the results of a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CTV and CP24 has revealed that only one in three (33%) believe the goal of creating one-million jobs is credible, and that the majority (61%) of Ontarians oppose his plan to trim the civil service by 100,000 employees. Moreover, the PCs appear to have no advantage of being seen as the party with the most credibility on economic matters.     


Ontario Race Tightens: Hudak PCs Slip (35%, -4), Horwath NDP Gain (28%, +4) and Wynne Liberals Stall (31%, +1) among Decided Voters

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Toronto, ON – The Ontario provincial election race is tightening, with a 7-point gap separating first place from third among decided voters, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted for CTV and CP24. Most Ontarians remain entrenched in their desire for change, but no consensus is emerging on which party and leader should take the reins at Queen’s Park following Election Day on June 12.     


Election Buzz: Week Two of the Ontario Campaign on Twitter

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid analysis of the Week Two Twitter discussion conducted on behalf of CTV News and CP24 shows that the Twitter Debate has shifted considerably with discussion of the Conservatives increasing in volume from 38% to 62%. Fewer people are talking about the Liberals (from 39% to 25%) or the New Democrats (23% to 12%) on Twitter.     


Economy and Jobs Top Issue of Ontario Campaign

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Toronto, ON – The economy is the driving issue of the Ontario Election Campaign, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CTV News and CP24.     


Ontario Election Week Two: Hudak Tories (39% +2) Continue Lead Over Wynne Liberals (30% -1) and Faltering Horwath NDP (24% -4)

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Toronto, ON – Into week two of the Ontario election campaign, a new poll by Ipsos Reid conducted on behalf of CTV News and CP24 finds that Tim Hudak’s Progressive Conservative Party continues to lead the race for Ontario leadership over Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals and that Andrea Horwath’s New Democrats have lost some ground.     


Election Buzz: Week One of the Ontario Campaign on Twitter

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Toronto, ON – With the writ officially dropped and the election campaign underway, a new Ipsos Reid analysis of the Week One Twitter discussion conducted on behalf of CTV News and CP24 shows that the Parties struggling to get their message out via Twitter. Overall the need for JOB CREATION dominated the issue agenda on Twitter but none of the Parties seem to capitalize on this.     


Time for Change: Tories (37%) Maintain Lead over Liberals (31%), NDP (28%) as Tide Strengthens

Friday, May 09, 2014

Toronto, ON – With the writ officially dropped and the election campaign underway, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CTV News and CP24 has revealed that the desire for change in Ontario is strengthening and that Tim Hudak’s image as a potential premier for the province has also strengthened.     


The Majority of Citizens in 12 EU Countries are Not Interested in the Upcoming European Elections

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

GlobalA new poll of citizens in 12 European Union Countries feeling the pulse of voters ahead of the upcoming EU Elections indicates that 62% of them are not much interested in the event.     


Majority (55%) Of Citizens Surveyed In 11 EU Countries Believe Their Nations Should Do Everything Possible To Support Stability in the Remaining Country of Ukraine

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Global – A majority (55%) of citizens of eleven countries in the European Union (EU) believe that their leaders should do everything possible to support stability in the remaining country of Ukraine given the recent annexation of the Crimea region by the Russian Federation, according to a new Ipsos poll released today. However, when specific actions that could be taken by the leadership of their own country to deal with the situation are tested, support is relatively weaker, especially for military action.     


Hudak’s Ontario PCs Advance Smartly as Potential Election Looms

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Toronto, ON – Tim Hudak and the Ontario PC Party are smartly advancing their vote support in all the right places (in the 905 and 519), increasing their provincial lead to 5 points, according to a new Ipsos Reid Poll conducted for CTV News, CP24 and Newstalk 1010.     


Quebecers Outline Priorities for Next Government

Friday, April 04, 2014

Toronto, ON – On Monday evening Quebecers will know who their Premier will be and which party will occupy the government benches. A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted for CTV News asked Quebecers what the priority of the next government should be, regardless of who ends up winning the election. While the election campaign was fought primarily on the Values Charter, the prospect of a referendum and integrity, none of these issues rise to the top of the new government’s potential agenda list.     


Quebec Voter Issues in Final Days Reveal Party Strategies

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Toronto, ON – Despite the best efforts of Quebec Premier Pauline Marois to focus the attention of the campaign on matters of integrity instead of sovereignty and the prospect of another referendum, the defining issue driving Quebecers to vote the way they are is, in fact, the chance of another referendum.     


Quebec Liberal Lead Grows (37% Vs. 28% PQ) in Final Stretch

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Toronto, ON – Heading into the home stretch of the Quebec Election campaign, the Liberal lead over the PQ has grown to 9 points among Quebecers – and 12 points among those who are most likely to show up at the ballot box – according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CTV News.     


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.     


Quebec Liberals (37%) Lead Parti Quebecois (32%) Heading into Debate, CAQ (16%), Solidaire (10%), Option Nationale (2%) and Others (3%) Trail

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Toronto, ON – The Quebec Liberal Party enjoys a five-point lead over the Parti Quebecois heading into the leaders’ debate, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of CTV News.     


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

Thursday, March 06, 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.     


Hudak Tories (34%) Take Slight Lead over Wynne Liberals (31%), Horwath NDP (31%)

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Toronto, ON – On the heels of two provincial by-elections on February 13, 2014 which resulted in the Hudak Tories holding a seat in the riding of Thornhill and the Horwath NDP picking off a former Liberal seat in Niagara Falls, a new Ipsos Reid poll of Ontarians, conducted in the week before the by-election, has revealed that Tim Hudak and the Progressive Conservatives have taken a slight lead over Premier Wynne and the governing Liberals, who are now tied with the NDP led by Andrea Horwath.     


Eight in Ten (81%) Residents of Saskatchewan Agree Government Should Ban Tobacco Products with Fruit and Candy Flavours

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Toronto, ON – Eight in ten (81%) residents of Saskatchewan ‘agree’ (58% strongly/23% somewhat) that ‘the government of Saskatchewan should adopt legislation to ban all tobacco products with fruit and candy flavours as a measure to reduce tobacco use among youth’, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Cancer Society – Saskatchewan Division. Conversely, two in ten (19%) ‘disagree’ (8% strongly/10% somewhat) that this type of legislation should be introduced.     


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.     


Three Quarters (78%) of Canadians Believe Rob Ford Should Have Resigned After Admitting Illegal Drug Use

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Toronto, ON – Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has made many a headline in 2013, ranging from his admission to smoking crack cocaine, to less than appropriate comments to the media, to potential ties to figures in organized crime, Toronto’s controversial Mayor is no stranger to make the nightly news. Rob Ford has provided so much fodder for media in 2013 that CTV, Ipsos’s media partner, has named Toronto’s controversial Mayor and his ongoing controversies the 8th largest news story of 2013.     


Rob Ford’s Agenda Still Resonates (62%) and Even 39% Would Consider Voting for Him in Next Election as Inner and Outer City Core Citizens Starkly Divided

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Toronto, ON – A new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of CTV News, CP24, and NewsTalk1010, reveals that while most Torontonians believe that Council did the right thing by stripping Mayor Ford of his powers and handing the reins to Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly, there are still many City residents who would not write him off yet in the 2014 municipal ballot: four in ten (39%) ‘agree’ (18% strongly/22% somewhat) that ‘they would consider voting for Mayor Rob Ford in the next municipal election’, with six in ten (61%) ‘disagreeing’ (48% strongly/13% somewhat). Half of Scarborough (51%) and York/East York (50%) residents state they’d consider voting for Rob Ford in the next municipal election, followed by residents of North York (40%), Etobicoke (36%), and downtown (25%).     


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.     


Toronto Residents Split on Whether City Headed on the Right Track (48%) or in the Wrong Direction (52%)

Monday, November 18, 2013

Toronto, ON – When taken as a whole, residents of Toronto are almost equally split as to whether the city is on the right track (48%) or headed in the wrong direction (52%), according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CTV News/CP24/Newstalk 1010.     


On All Matters “Ford” Toronto Residents Solidly Side with Police Chief Bill Blair

Friday, November 15, 2013

Toronto, ON – A strong majority (70%) of Toronto residents are on side with Police Chief Bill Blair, believing he should stay as Chief despite his comments at a recent press conference where he acknowledged that Toronto police possessed videos showing the mayor wherein he was “disappointed” and calling the fiasco “traumatic”, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CTV/CP24/Newstalk 1010.     


Rob Ford’s Road to Re-Election Long and Bumpy as Prospects for another Victory look Bleak

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Toronto, ON – While the next municipal election is still a year away, Mayor Ford’s road to re-election looks long and bumpy and his prospects for re-election look bleak, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for CTV News/CP24/Newstalk 1010 Radio. Ipsos Reid tested four scenarios with various candidates, declared or likely, to see how Rob Ford’s support stacks up against the competition. Rob Ford fails to win – or come close – in any of the scenarios, and is bested by Karen Stintz, Olivia Chow and John Tory.     


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.     


Wynne’s Grits Hold Lead and Improve on Re-Election Bid, But Horwath’s NDP on the Move

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Toronto, ON – With the volume turned down on the gas-plant scandal amid a deafening chorus of coverage of both the federal Senate scandal and Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s antics, a new Ipsos Reid poll of provincial voting intentions, conducted for CTV News/CP24/CFRB Newstalk 1010 reveals that Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals are holding the lead and have slightly improved on their bid for re-election, but the NDP led by Andrea Horwath are on the move, tightening the three-way race.     


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’.     


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.     


2013 Citizen Satisfaction Study for City of Thunder Bay

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Toronto, ON - Ipsos Reid is pleased to present the City of Thunder Bay with the results of the 2013 Citizen Satisfaction Survey. The full report is available for download on the right.     


Ford Weathering Storm as Torontonians Split on Claims, Cause and Motives of Current Controversy

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Toronto, ON – With news of an alleged video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford using crack-cocaine alongside drug dealers dominating the discussion at Toronto City Hall and the media airwaves, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CTV News and CP24 reveals that Torontonians are split on whether they believe the claims made by the Ford brothers, and what the motives are behind the current controversy.     


The First 100 Days With Premier Kathleen Wynne: Liberal Fortunes Up, Tories Down and NDP Slipping, But Lack of Current Ballot Question, Potential for Growth and No Leadership Frontrunner Suggest...

Friday, May 24, 2013

Toronto, ON – With NDP Leader Andrea Horwath agreeing to support Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberal budget, thereby averting an election this spring, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted for CTV News and CP24 has revealed that the Liberals and PCs are in a dead heat, while Horwath’s NDP remains the dark horse in the three-way race. In fact, the lack of a ballot question defining the debate, strong potential for growth – particularly among the NDP – and no leadership frontrunner suggest that the province of Ontario is anybody’s game in the next election. However, with the NDP support for the budget and no throne speech, it will likely be the budget a year from now that provokes the next confidence vote.     


BC NDP Lead By 8 Points As Campaign Ends

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Vancouver, BC – A final Ipsos Reid poll taken the Monday before Election Day is mostly unchanged from a poll taken last Wednesday and Thursday.     


Infographic: The BC Election on Twitter (May 5 - 11)

Monday, May 13, 2013

Vancouver, BC - Kyle Braid, Vice President of Ipsos Reid Public Affairs, breaks down the social media chatter and shares insights into the BC Election as seen on Twitter this week.     


BC NDP Retain Lead in Ever Tightening Race

Friday, May 10, 2013

Vancouver, BC – An Ipsos Reid poll taken Wednesday and Thursday of this week shows Christy Clark and the BC Liberals continuing to show positive movement as the campaign nears an end. On decided vote, the BC Liberals still trail the NDP by 6 points, but have cut the gap from 19 points at the start of the campaign and from 10 points in our previous poll released one week ago. On leadership, Christy Clark now leads Adrian Dix by 3 points as best premier, an improvement from a 13 point deficit for Clark at the start of the campaign and a 3 point deficit for Clark in our previous poll.     


BC Election Daily Issue Polling - May 8

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Vancouver, BC - In partnership with Global BC, Ipsos Reid will be conducting quick turnaround polling on the issues of the day throughout the BC election campaign.     


BC Election Daily Issue Polling - May 7

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Vancouver, BC - In partnership with Global BC, Ipsos Reid will be conducting quick turnaround polling on the issues of the day throughout the BC election campaign.     


Infographic: The BC Election on Twitter (April 28 to May 4)

Monday, May 06, 2013

Vancouver, BC - Kyle Braid, Vice President of Ipsos Reid Public Affairs, breaks down the social media chatter and shares insights into the BC Election as seen on Twitter this week.     


BC Liberals Cut NDP Lead in Half

Friday, May 03, 2013

Vancouver, BC - An Ipsos Reid poll taken in the days following the leaders’ debate shows positive movement for both the BC Liberals and leader Christy Clark. The NDP lead among decided voters has fallen from 19 points at the start of the campaign to 10 points today. And Adrian Dix’s lead over Christy Clark as Best Premier has fallen from 13 points to just 3 points today.     


BC Election Daily Issue Polling - May 2

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Vancouver, BC - In partnership with Global BC, Ipsos Reid will be conducting quick turnaround polling on the issues of the day throughout the BC election campaign.     


BC Televised Leaders’ Debate Poll

Monday, April 29, 2013

Vancouver, BC - Ipsos Reid conducted an online poll immediately following the April 29th televised leaders’ debate. Survey respondents were pre-recruited to watch the debate and provide their opinions on the performance of the various leaders. The respondents were recruited to be reflective of British Columbia voters, by age, sex, region and party preferences.     


Infographic: The BC Election on Twitter (April 21 to 27)

Monday, April 29, 2013

Vancouver, BC - Kyle Braid, Vice President of Ipsos Reid Public Affairs, breaks down the social media chatter and shares insights into the BC Election as seen on Twitter this week.     


BC Election Daily Issue Polling - April 28

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Vancouver, BC - In partnership with Global BC, Ipsos Reid will be conducting quick turnaround polling on the issues of the day throughout the BC election campaign.     


BC Election Daily Issue Polling – April 25

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Vancouver, BC - In partnership with Global BC, Ipsos Reid will be conducting quick turnaround polling on the issues of the day throughout the BC election campaign.     


BC Election Daily Issue Polling - April 24

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Vancouver, BC - In partnership with Global BC, Ipsos Reid will be conducting quick turnaround polling on the issues of the day throughout the BC election campaign.     


Premier Wynne Making Good First Impression, But Ontario Liberals Appear to Have Lost Their Lustre

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Toronto, ON – Liberal Leader and Premier Kathleen Wynne appears to be making a good first impression on Ontarians, but that doesn’t seem to be helping her party’s level of support, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the National Post, Global Television and CFRB Radio NewsTalk 1010. Reflecting on her first few months in office, six in ten (59%) Ontarians believe that she has done a good job. Despite this, it appears that the Ontario Liberals have lost their lustre.     


BC Election Daily Issue Polling – April 23

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Vancouver, BC - In partnership with Global BC, Ipsos Reid will be conducting quick turnaround polling on the issues of the day throughout the BC election campaign.     


Infographic: The BC Election on Twitter (April 14 to 20)

Monday, April 22, 2013

Vancouver, BC - Kyle Braid, Vice President of Ipsos Reid Public Affairs, breaks down the social media chatter and shares insights into the BC Election as seen on Twitter this week.     


BC Election Daily Issue Polling – April 19

Friday, April 19, 2013

Vancouver, BC - In partnership with Global BC, Ipsos Reid will be conducting quick turnaround polling on the issues of the day throughout the BC election campaign.     


Ipsos/Crain's Chicago Business Poll: Illinois Pulse April 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013

Washington, D.C. - These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Crain's Chicago Business.     


BC Election Daily Issue Polling – April 18

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Vancouver, BC - In partnership with Global BC, Ipsos Reid will be conducting quick turnaround polling on the issues of the day throughout the BC election campaign.     


BC Election Daily Issue Polling – April 17

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Vancouver, BC - In partnership with Global BC, Ipsos Reid will be conducting quick turnaround polling on the issues of the day throughout the BC election campaign.     


NDP Start BC Campaign with 19 Point Lead

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Vancouver, BC – As the BC election campaign gets officially underway, a new Ipsos Reid poll shows the NDP maintaining its 19 point lead over the BC Liberals among decided voters. Both of the top two parties have lost some support to the BC Conservatives and Greens in the past month.     


Infographic: The BC Election on Twitter (April 7 to 13)

Monday, April 15, 2013

Vancouver, BC - Kyle Braid, Vice President of Ipsos Reid Public Affairs, breaks down the social media chatter and shares insights into the BC Election as seen on Twitter this week.     


Extra Tidbits from Global News: BC1 Poll

Monday, March 18, 2013

Vancouver, BC – Ipsos Reid’s poll for Global News: BC1 was about more than just BC politics. It also asked British Columbians where they stand on a variety of other provincial issues.     


BC NDP Widens Lead Over BC Liberals

Friday, March 15, 2013

Vancouver, BC – A new Ipsos Reid poll shows the NDP widening its substantial lead over the BC Liberals. The poll also shows growing voter disapproval for both Premier Christy Clark and NDP leader Adrian Dix.     


BC Views on 2013 Provincial Budget

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Vancouver, BC – An Ipsos Reid poll was conducted among 1,200 British Columbians who read, saw or heard something about the new provincial budget.     


BC Liberals Take Back the Right

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Vancouver, BC – A new Ipsos Reid poll shows a continued decline in support for John Cummins and his BC Conservatives. The BC Conservative downfall has benefited BC Liberal voter support, but the NDP remains well out front with the support of nearly half of the province’s decided voters.     


BC NDP Stay Far Ahead as BC Liberals Take Back Some Support from BC Conservatives

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Vancouver, BC – A new Ipsos Reid poll shows Adrian Dix’s NDP maintaining a sizeable lead over its political rivals. The biggest shift since June is the BC Liberals taking back some support from the BC Conservatives.     


If Quebec Proceeds with Sovereignty Referendum and “Yes” Wins, Majority (57%) of Canadians Outside Quebec Would Negotiate Outright Breakup, Not Political or Economic Association (43%)

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Toronto, ON – With the election of the Parti Quebecois on September 4th as the new government of Quebec under the leadership of incoming premier Pauline Marois – the first separatist government in nearly a decade – a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global Television and Postmedia News has revealed that if Canada were to negotiate the terms of a separation with Quebec, most would want the rest of Canada to negotiate an outright breakup of the country, rather than a political or economic association. Furthermore, a majority Quebecers and those in the rest of Canada would expect the “clear majority” threshold to be set quite high at two-thirds or 66%, and not just a bare majority of 50% + 1, as was the case in 1995.     


Toronto Real Estate Board Report: Rob Ford Support

Friday, June 15, 2012

Toronto, ON - This report includes findings of an Ipsos Reid poll conducted from June 1 to June 6, 2012, on behalf of the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB). To download, please click on the "Full Report" link in the right column.     


BC Liberals Lose Leadership Advantage and More Ground to NDP

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Vancouver, BC – A new Ipsos Reid poll shows Adrian Dix’s NDP continuing to expand their lead over Christy Clark’s BC Liberals among British Columbia’s decided voters. The poll also shows public approval of Christy Clark has fallen dramatically since February and for the first time more British Columbians think Adrian Dix would make a better premier.     


British Columbians on Provincial Government Climate Change Action

Friday, April 20, 2012

Vancouver, BC – An Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Pacific Carbon Trust1 shows that a solid majority of British Columbians support their provincial government taking a variety of actions on climate change.     


Viewers Pick Danielle Smith as Debate Winner

Friday, April 13, 2012

Calgary, AB – An Ipsos Reid online poll taken immediately following the televised leaders’ debate shows that Albertans who watched the debate think Wildrose leader Danielle Smith was the night’s winner. Thirty-seven percent of debate viewers say that Smith won the debate, which is a 9 point lead over runner-up Alison Redford (28%). Raj Sherman (13%) and Brian Mason (10%) score well back of the other two leaders, while 13% were undecided.     


Half of Albertans Expecting an Exciting Election Campaign

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Calgary, AB – Ipsos Reid polling in Alberta shows only moderate voter excitement about the April 23rd election. Overall, about half of Albertans (48%) agree with the statement that “the upcoming provincial election should be the most exciting in many years”. Three-in-ten (28%) Albertans disagree with this statement and one-quarter (24%) say they “don’t know”.     


Health Care Top Issue On The Minds of Alberta Voters

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Calgary, AB – As Albertans prepare to go the polls on April 23rd, a new Ipsos Reid poll looks at top issues on the minds of Albertans. Health care is far and away the top issue overall, with 51% selecting it as an issue that they feel should receive the greatest attention from Alberta’s leaders. Other top selections include education (21%), the economy (17%), deficit/budget (14%), ethics and accountability (10%), and oil sands issues (10%).     


And They’re Off … PCs and Wildrose Tied for Lead Out of the Gate

Monday, March 26, 2012

Calgary, AB – As Albertans prepare to go the polls on April 23rd, a new Ipsos Reid poll shows the race could not be any closer. Alison Redford’s Progressive Conservatives and Danielle Smith’s Wildrose are currently tied, with both having the support of 38% of the province’s decided voters. The other parties are well back of the two main contenders, with the NDP at 12%, the Liberals at 11% and other parties at 2%. These results exclude the 22% of Albertans who are undecided or express no preference.     


Public Disapproves of Almost Everyone in BC Teachers Contract Dispute

Monday, March 12, 2012

Vancouver, BC – A new Ipsos Reid poll shows that last week’s three day legal strike action has had little impact on public opinion about the contract dispute between BC teachers and the provincial government. Overall, teachers continue to have a slight public opinion advantage over the provincial government in terms of who is being more fair and reasonable. However, the public largely disapproves of the actions of both sides in this dispute. The poll also shows that British Columbians are split on the provincial government’s Bill 22.     


Update on BC Teachers Contract Dispute

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Vancouver, BC – A new Ipsos Reid poll shows that BC teachers have a slight public opinion advantage over the provincial government in terms of who is being more fair and reasonable in the contract dispute. The poll also shows that British Columbians generally oppose a full-scale strike action by teachers and are split on whether the provincial government should legislate an end to the dispute.     


Neither Side Winning Public Opinion Battle in BC Teachers Dispute

Friday, February 10, 2012

Vancouver, BC – A new Ipsos Reid poll shows that neither side currently has a public opinion advantage in the contract dispute between BC teachers (represented by the BC Teachers Federation, BCTF) and the provincial government (represented by the BC Public School Employers' Association, BCPSEA).     


NDP Expand Lead as BC Conservatives Take BC Liberal Support

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Vancouver, BC – A new Ipsos Reid poll shows Adrian Dix’s NDP holding a 12 point lead over Christy Clark’s BC Liberals among British Columbia’s decided voters. The NDP have expanded their lead as John Cummins’ BC Conservatives have taken support from the BC Liberals. Christy Clark is still the number one choice as best Premier of BC, but her lead over Adrian Dix has narrowed.     


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%).     


Two in Three (65%) Torontonians Support Repealing Toronto Land Transfer Tax

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Toronto, ON – Two in Three (65%) Torontonians ‘support’ (29% strongly/36% somewhat) Mayor Rob Ford’s plan to repeal the Toronto Land Transfer Tax, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Toronto Real Estate Board. Conversely, just one in three (35%) ‘oppose’ (14% strongly/21% somewhat) repealing the Land Transfer Tax.     


NDP Moves Ahead of BC Liberals

Friday, October 07, 2011

Vancouver, BC – Christy Clark’s decision not to hold a provincial election this fall is supported by a new Ipsos Reid poll showing her BC Liberals trailing the NDP by 7 points among decided voters. Christy Clark is still the number one choice as best Premier of BC, leading NDP leader Adrian Dix by 11 points.     


Ontario Liberals Poised for Historic Three-Peat Majority

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Toronto, ON – With less than two days left before Ontario voters head to the polls, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for Global News, CFRB NewsTalk 1010 and the Ottawa Citizen suggests that the Ontario Liberals are headed back into government at Queen’s Park with an assured minority and poised for a potential historic three-peat Majority.     


Canada's Pulse 2011: National

Saturday, October 01, 2011

A new Ipsos Reid study conducted on behalf of Global Television takes the pulse of Canadian citizens across the country. To learn more, please download the full presentation in the right column.     


Canada's Pulse 2011: Nova Scotia

Saturday, October 01, 2011

A new Ipsos Reid study conducted on behalf of Global Television takes the pulse of Canadian citizens across the country. To learn more, please download the full presentation in the right column.     


Canada's Pulse 2011: Regina

Saturday, October 01, 2011

A new Ipsos Reid study conducted on behalf of Global Television takes the pulse of Canadian citizens across the country. To learn more, please download the full presentation in the right column.     


Canada's Pulse 2011: Saskatoon

Saturday, October 01, 2011

A new Ipsos Reid study conducted on behalf of Global Television takes the pulse of Canadian citizens across the country. To learn more, please download the full presentation in the right column.     


Canada's Pulse 2011: Toronto

Saturday, October 01, 2011

A new Ipsos Reid study conducted on behalf of Global Television takes the pulse of Canadian citizens across the country. To learn more, please download the full presentation in the right column.     


Canada's Pulse 2011: Vancouver

Saturday, October 01, 2011

A new Ipsos Reid study conducted on behalf of Global Television takes the pulse of Canadian citizens across the country. To learn more, please download the full presentation in the right column.     


Canada's Pulse 2011: Winnipeg

Saturday, October 01, 2011

A new Ipsos Reid study conducted on behalf of Global Television takes the pulse of Canadian citizens across the country. To learn more, please download the full presentation in the right column.     


Canada's Pulse 2011: Calgary

Saturday, October 01, 2011

A new Ipsos Reid study conducted on behalf of Global Television takes the pulse of Canadian citizens across the country. To learn more, please download the full presentation in the right column.     


Canada's Pulse 2011: Edmonton

Saturday, October 01, 2011

A new Ipsos Reid study conducted on behalf of Global Television takes the pulse of Canadian citizens across the country. To learn more, please download the full presentation in the right column.     


Canada's Pulse 2011: Halifax

Saturday, October 01, 2011

A new Ipsos Reid study conducted on behalf of Global Television takes the pulse of Canadian citizens across the country. To learn more, please download the full presentation in the right column.     


Canada's Pulse 2011: Kelowna

Saturday, October 01, 2011

A new Ipsos Reid study conducted on behalf of Global Television takes the pulse of Canadian citizens across the country. To learn more, please download the full presentation in the right column.     


Canada's Pulse 2011: Montreal

Saturday, October 01, 2011

A new Ipsos Reid study conducted on behalf of Global Television takes the pulse of Canadian citizens across the country. To learn more, please download the full presentation in the right column.     


Canada's Pulse 2011: New Brunswick

Saturday, October 01, 2011

A new Ipsos Reid study conducted on behalf of Global Television takes the pulse of Canadian citizens across the country. To learn more, please download the full presentation in the right column.     


Ontario Election Debate Viewers Say McGuinty Wins Debate (33%) Over Horwath (29%) Bests Hudak (25%)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Toronto, ON – A flash poll conducted on behalf of Global News among Ontario Election debate viewers immediately following the event has revealed that one in three (33%) think Liberal Leader Dalton McGuinty won the debate (down 1 point from the 34% who thought he would win in Ipsos Reid’s pre-debate poll), narrowly edging out NDP Leader Andrea Horwath (29%) who performed well above expectations (up 15 points from the 14% who thought she would win), and who appears to have had the biggest impact on viewers through her performance. Just one quarter (25%) say that Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak won the debate (up 1 point from the pre-debate poll).     


Heading into Debate, One in Three (34%) Think McGuinty will Win, Placing Ahead of Hudak (24%) and Horwath (14%), But Three in Ten (28%) Unsure of Who will Win

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Toronto, ON – Heading into the debate, Dalton McGuinty has the highest expectations to win the debate, according to a new Ipsos Reid flash poll conducted in the hours leading up to the debate. The poll, conducted exclusively for Global Television, reveals that one in three (34%) think Liberal leader Dalton McGuinty will win the debate, placing him ahead of his rivals Tim Hudak of the Progressive Conservatives (24%) and Andrea Horwath (14%) of the NDP. Three in ten (28%) are unsure of who will win the debate tonight.     


Half (49%) of Ontarians Say They’re Likely to Watch the Debate as Majority (53%) Agrees Leader’s Debate Most Important Part of Campaign

Monday, September 26, 2011

Toronto, ON – Half (49%) of Ontarians say they’re at least somewhat likely (14% very likely/34% somewhat) to watch the leader’s debate tomorrow evening, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global Television, CFRB Newstalk 1010 and the Ottawa Citizen. The other half (51%) of Ontarians are ‘not likely’ (26% not at all/26% not very) to take in the verbal sparring airing at 6:30pm on Tuesday evening.     


Ford Nation Little Help for Tories as Most (53%) Say Ford Being Mayor of Toronto Makes them Less Likely to Vote for the PCs in the Provincial Election, Just 9% More Likely

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Toronto, ON – Amid the talk of completing a Tory trifecta – Stephen Harper as Prime Minister, Rob Ford as Mayor of Toronto, and Tim Hudak as Premier of Ontario – a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for Global Television, CFRB Newstalk 1010 and the Ottawa Citizen has revealed that linking a vote for the PCs to the Ford Nation is hurting the Hudak campaign more than it’s helping.     


Six in Ten (62%) Ontarians Agree Party Leaders Talking about the Issues that Matter to Them

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Toronto, ON – Six in ten (62%) Ontarians ‘agree’ (6% strongly/56% somewhat) that ‘so far, the party leaders are talking about issues that are important’ to them, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll of 8,391 Ontarians conducted on behalf of Global Television, CFRB Newstalk 1010 and the Ottawa Citizen. Conversely, four in ten (38%) ‘disagree’ (7% strongly/32% somewhat), saying that the leaders aren’t talking about issues that are important to them.     


Six in Ten (62%) Approve of Toronto Mayor Ford’s Performance, Down 8 Points Overall, Proportion Who Strongly Approves Down 16 Points

Monday, September 19, 2011

Toronto, ON – Six in ten (62%) Torontonians ‘approve’ (15% strongly/46% somewhat) of the performance of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, down 8 points since April, according to an Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for Global Television. In fact, the proportion of Torontonians who ‘strongly approve’ with his performance has plummeted 16 points to just 15%. Conversely, four in ten (38%) Torontonians ‘disapprove’ (20% strongly/18% somewhat) of his performance as mayor. So while a majority supports his performance, overall, more ‘strongly disapprove’ (20%) than ‘strongly approve’ (15%).     


Ontario Politics

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Toronto, ON - With the Ontario election campaign underway and headed for election day on October 6, 2011, Senior Vice President John Wright lays out the political landscape in Ontario at the outset of the campaign.     


British Columbia after the HST Referendum

Monday, August 29, 2011

Vancouver, BC - A new Ipsos Reid poll was conducted regarding the recent HST referendum in BC. Please see below for more details.     


Entering Dog Days of Summer, Hudak’s Tories (42%) Build Lead Over McGuinty’s Liberals (31%)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Toronto, ON – As Ontario enters the dog days of summer, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News, Global Television and NewsTalk 1010 finds that Tim Hudak and his Progressive Conservatives (42%) are building on their lead over Dalton McGuinty and his Liberals (31%), but those gains are only outside of the GTA.     


Most (83%) Ontarians Support Ban on Indoor Tanning by Youth Under the Age of 18

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Toronto, ON – Most (83%) Ontarians ‘support’ (56% strongly/27% somewhat) ‘the Government of Ontario implementing a ban on indoor tanning on youth under the age of 18 years old’, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Cancer Society. Conversely, just two in ten (17%) ‘oppose’ (6% strongly/12% somewhat) such a ban.     


Hudak Resonating with Voters as Ontario Tories (40%) Widen Lead over Grits (34%)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Toronto, ON – Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak appears to be resonating with voters as his party widens its lead over Dalton McGuinty’s Liberals, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for Global Television, Postmedia News and NewsTalk 1010. However, it’s still a competitive landscape with only six points between the two leading parties, and four months of campaigning still to go before Election Day.     


Update on BC HST Referendum

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Vancouver, BC – A new Ipsos Reid poll in British Columbia shows that British Columbians are leaning toward voting against the HST in the upcoming mail-in referendum. The poll also shows that a majority of voters think the actual referendum question is confusing. Voters who want to scrap the HST seem better informed about the referendum question than those who want to keep the HST.     


HST Changes Turn Referendum Into a Close Contest

Friday, May 27, 2011

Vancouver, BC – A new Ipsos Reid poll in British Columbia shows that for the first time there is a real possibility that the HST could survive the upcoming referendum. Six-in-ten British Columbians say they approve of the changes announced by the provincial government. Referendum voting intentions are now equally divided between keeping the HST and scrapping the HST.     


BC Liberals (41%) and NDP (39%) Effectively Tied

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Vancouver, BC – As speculation grows that a provincial election could be held this fall, a new Ipsos Reid poll shows the BC Liberals and New Democrats effectively tied in voter support. The poll results reflect a divide in public opinion when it comes to leadership and government performance. On leadership, BC Liberal leader Christy Clark has a sizable advantage over NDP leader Adrian Dix. However, this leadership advantage is largely nullified by widespread public disapproval of the BC Liberal government record.     


Torontonians Give Green Light to City Council to Approve Recommendation to Contract Out Trash Collection West of Yonge Street

Monday, May 16, 2011

Toronto, ON – Torontonians have given the green light to Toronto City Council to approve the recommendation of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee to initially contract out all of the trash collection from the Etobicoke border to Yonge Street, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll released today.     


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.     


April 2011 Update on BC NDP Leadership Contenders

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Vancouver, BC – A new Ipsos Reid online poll shows that the provincial NDP leadership race, which wraps up on April 17th, has failed to capture the attention of British Columbians. The poll also shows Mike Farnworth staying well ahead of the other candidates in public opinion, but still slightly behind Christy Clark as British Columbians’ choice as to who would make the better Premier.     


CFRB Toronto Poll - Part 4

Friday, March 11, 2011

Toronto, ON - Full results can be viewed in the document available for download to the right.     


CFRB Toronto Poll - Part 3

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Toronto, ON - Full results can be viewed in the document available for download to the right.     


CFRB Toronto Poll - Part 2

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Toronto, ON - Full results can be viewed in the document available for download to the right.     


CFRB Toronto Poll – Part 1

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Toronto, ON - Full results can be viewed in the document available for download to the right.     


February 2011 Update on BC NDP Leadership Contenders

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Vancouver, BC – A new Ipsos Reid online poll shows that Mike Farnworth continues to be the most positively viewed NDP leadership contender among British Columbians. The poll also shows declining public interest in the race.     


February 2011 Update on BC Liberal Leadership Contenders

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Vancouver, BC– With less than a week to go before BC Liberal party members choose a new leader and Premier, a new Ipsos Reid online poll shows that overall public impressions of Christy Clark have slipped somewhat in the last month. Nevertheless, Clark remains a clear favourite to lead the party among past Liberal voters. The poll also shows that George Abbott has improved his standing among past NDP voters.     


Should There Be a BC Provincial Election in 2011?

Friday, January 28, 2011

Vancouver, BC – With the governing BC Liberals and opposition New Democrats both choosing a new party leader in the next few months, there has been some public discussion of when the next provincial election should be held. A new Ipsos Reid online poll shows that British Columbians are split about whether the next provincial election should be held on the fixed election date of May 14, 2013, or in 2011 after the BC Liberals and NDP have chosen their new leaders.     


McGuinty Liberals Close Gap on Leading Tories

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Toronto, ON – As the count of Ontario's governing party Liberal MPPs choosing not to seek re-election in the October 2011 election reaches nine, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television has revealed that the Progressive Conservatives are holding a tenuous lead with the McGuinty Liberals closing a previously significant nine-point lead that had opened for the Opposition Hudak Tories in November of 2010 to just a three-point lead now.     


January 2011 Update on BC NDP Leadership Contenders

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Vancouver, BC – A new Ipsos Reid online poll shows that Mike Farnworth is by far the public’s most positively viewed NDP leadership contender. The poll also shows declining impressions of Adrian Dix among past NDP voters.     


January 2011 Update on BC Liberal Leadership Contenders

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Vancouver, BC – A new Ipsos Reid online poll shows that Christy Clark continues to be the public’s most popular BC Liberal leadership candidate, especially among past BC Liberal voters.     


Rating BC Liberal Leadership Contenders

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Vancouver, BC – On the day that Christy Clark announces that she will enter the race for the BC Liberal leadership, a new Ipsos Reid poll (conducted before the announcement) shows she has an advantage in public opinion over her leadership rivals. She is the only one of the five declared candidates with more positive than negative impressions.     


Parti Québecois Holds Lead On Voting Favourability

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Montreal, QC – Newly released research conducted amongst a representative sample of Québecers by Ipsos Descarie on behalf of Global Montreal suggests that if an election were held today, the Liberal government of Jean Charest would receive the support of 17% of the population, four percentage points ahead of the Action Démocratique du Québec (13%) and thirteen percentage points behind the Parti Québecois (30%). Close to 1-in-4 (24%) are undecided with regard to the party which they would support.     


Rating Possible BC NDP Leadership Contenders

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Vancouver, BC – Following Carole James’ announcement that she will step down as NDP leader, Ipsos Reid completed an online poll to gauge British Columbians’ impressions of 17 possible leadership contenders. The results show that only 3 of these 17 possible contenders generate more positive than negative impressions.     


Ipsos/ Reuters Poll: December 2010

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Washington, DC - Ipsos' December poll for Reuters shows that public opinion towards the Republican Party has recovered from 2008's low ratings, with 45% now favorable and 48% unfavorable towards the Republicans. The Democrats' ratings have dropped notably since their post-2008 election high of 61%, and are now on 43% favorable and 51% unfavorable.     


With Less Than a Year to Ontario Election, Hudak’s Progressive Conservatives (41%) Open Gulf Over McGuinty’s Liberals (32%)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Toronto, ON – Premier Dalton McGuinty’s Liberals are continuing their decline in the polls, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Postmedia News and Global Television. In a little over a year, the Liberals have squandered a 14-point lead over the Tories, and now trail them by 9 points.     


Rating Possible BC Liberal Leadership Contenders

Friday, November 05, 2010

Vancouver, BC – A new Ipsos Reid online poll taken in the wake of Gordon Campbell’s surprise resignation shows that only three of the rumoured leadership contenders have a strong image with British Columbians. Of the 14 contenders tested in this poll, only Dianne Watts, Carole Taylor and John Furlong generate more positive than negative impressions.     


Despite Shakeups in City Halls Across the Country, Most (63%) Canadians Predict ‘The Same’ Outcome from Their Municipal Leaders

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Toronto, ON – Despite a series of shakeups which saw new councils and mayors catapulted to the reigns of power in City Halls across the country, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for Postmedia News and Global Television has revealed that most Canadians aren’t expecting much to change as a result of their local municipal election.     


Ipsos/ Reuters Political Tracker: Final Pre-Election Poll 2010

Monday, November 01, 2010

Washington, DC - Ipsos' final national poll before the election has just been published by Reuters.     


Ipsos Poll on Premier Campbell's Televised Address

Friday, October 29, 2010

Vancouver, BC - Full results can be viewed in the document available for download to the right.     


Crime, Taxes and Infrastructure are Top Issues in Winnipeg Mayoral Race

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Winnipeg, MB – Crime, taxes and infrastructure are the three most important issues that will determine how Winnipeggers vote for mayor in the upcoming election. Three-in-ten (30%) residents say that crime is their most important issue. Crime is a bigger issue than the next two issues, municipal taxes (16%) and infrastructure planning (12%), combined.     


Political Polling in Pennsylvania: Wave 2

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Washington, DC - The PA Senate race has tightened up considerably. The current survey shows the race as a dead heat at 46% apiece including undecided voters who lean towards one candidate or the others. Our August survey showed the Republican Pat Toomey with a 10 percentage point advantage among likely voters (Toomey 47% vs. Democrat Joe Sestak 37%). There are only 6% remaining who are undecided so this race will most likely continue to be hard fought until election day.     


Political Polling in Florida: Wave 3

Monday, October 25, 2010

Washington, DC - Ipsos' latest poll carried out on behalf of the Miami Herald, St. Petersburg Times, BayNews9, and Central Florida News 13 and published yesterday shows that the Republicans are poised to win the Senate race and three down-ballot races (Attorney General, Chief Financial Officer, and Commissioner of Agriculture). However, the Gubernatorial race looks closer, with Democrat Alex Sink trailing her Republican opponent Rick Scott by 3 points among likely voters.     


Sam Katz Heavy Favourite for Third Term as Winnipeg Mayor

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Winnipeg, MB – Sam Katz enters the final week of the Winnipeg mayoral campaign with a substantial lead over challenger Judy Wasylycia-Leis and appears to be a heavy favourite to win a third consecutive term. A new Ipsos Reid / Global News poll finds that Katz has the support of 59% of decided voters – a 20 point lead over Wasylycia-Leis, who has the support of 39% of decided voters. Rav Gill (2%) and Brad Gross (1%) both have minimal support. These results are among decided voters and exclude the 22% of Winnipeg residents who are undecided or express no preference.     


Heading Down the Home Stretch, It’s Too Close to Call for Toronto Mayor but the Edge Goes to Ford…For Now…

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted for Global Television suggests that the race to become Toronto's next mayor will be right down to the wire.     


Watson in a Walk as Ottawa Turfs O'Brien

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Ottawa, ON – With less than two weeks to go in the race for the mayor’s chair in Ottawa, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Ottawa Citizen has revealed that the campaign is clearly swinging behind mayoral challenger Jim Watson.     


Political Polling in California: Wave 3

Friday, October 15, 2010

Washington, DC - The California senate race remains close, with Democratic candidate Barbara Boxer on 46% and her Republican opponent Carly Fiorina on 45%. The Democrats have a small but consistent lead in the Gubernatorial race, with Jerry Brown on 48% to Meg Whitman's 44%.     


Toronto’s Burb’s Believe Their City Government Doesn’t Care, Neglects Them but Downtowners Beg to Differ

Friday, October 15, 2010

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of NewsTalk 1010 has revealed that half of Torontonians (48%) feel that Toronto's government doesn't care about their part of town (24% strongly/24% somewhat agree) compared to the other half (48% – 19% strongly/29% somewhat disagree) who feel that Toronto’s city government does care about their part of town.     


The David Miller Personal Legacy: Six in 10 (59%) Say He’s Been a Good Mayor For Toronto

Friday, October 15, 2010

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of NewsTalk 1010 shows that outgoing Mayor David Miller is leaving a positive personal legacy for his time running Canada’s largest city.     


Most Torontonians (23%) Would Choose Rob Ford Over Rivals to Trust With Their Personal Finances

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of NewsTalk 1010 finds that the most Torontonians, overall, would trust with their personal finances to Mayoral candidate Rob Ford (23%) compared to rivals George Smitherman (15%), Joe Pantalone (12%) and Rocco Rossi (6%). And among those most certain to actually go out and vote on Election Day, voters similarly select Rob Ford (26%), George Smitherman (17%), Joe Pantalone (15%) and Rocco Rossi (9%).     


Most Torontonians (28%) Give Mayoral Candidate Rob Ford Top Marks for Trust

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Toronto, ON – With less than two weeks to go in the race for the mayor’s chair in Toronto, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of NewsTalk 1010 reveals that when asked which candidate they trust the most, a greater proportion of Torontonians, overall, choose Rob Ford (28%) over George Smitherman (21%), Joe Pantalone (17%) and Rocco Rossi (6%).     


Political Polling in Wisconsin: Wave 1

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Washington, DC - Ipsos' latest poll carried out on behalf of Reuters and published today shows that the Republicans are ahead in both the Senate and Gubernatorial races.     


Heading Down the Back Stretch, It’s a Horserace for Toronto Mayor with Edge to Smitherman

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Toronto, ON – With less than two weeks to go in the race for the mayor’s chair in Toronto, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of NewsTalk 1010 has revealed that the campaign is a horserace with the edge currently going to George Smitherman over his rival Rob Ford.     


Ipsos/ Reuters Political Tracker: October 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Washington, DC - Ipsos' latest poll carried out on behalf of Reuters and published today shows that 48% of likely voters say they will choose the Republican candidate at the midterm elections, compared to 44% who say they will choose the Democratic candidate.     


Municipal Spending Top Issue Driving Calgarians’ Pick For Mayor

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Calgary, AB – With only six days left until Calgary’s municipal election, a new Ipsos Reid / Global News Calgary/QR77 telephone poll shows that Municipal Spending continues to be the top issue determining who residents will vote into the Mayor’s office.     


Calgary Mayoral Race Too Close to Call

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Calgary, AB – With only a week left until Election Day, both front-running candidates are in a dead heat for first place among decided voters. A new Ipsos Reid / Global News Calgary/QR77 telephone poll finds that there is a statistical tie between frontrunners Barb Higgins (37%) and Ric McIver (34%) among decided voters. Naheed Nenshi is the only other contender in the race 21%. No other Mayoral Candidate has more than 3% of decided Calgary voters. It should be noted that these results exclude the 19% of Calgary voters who are undecided or express no preference.     


Calgarians in the Mood for Change on City Council

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Calgary, AB – With the municipal election ten days away, Calgarians are saying that it’s time for a shake-up on City Council. A new Ipsos Reid / Global News Calgary/ QR770 telephone poll finds that seven-in-ten (70%) Calgarians believe “it’s time for a major change” on City Council. Only two-in-ten (21%) believe that Calgary’s City Council “deserves to be re-elected”, while one-in-ten (9%) are undecided.     


Political Polling in California: Wave 2

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Washington, DC - In the October 2-4 Reuters poll of California voters, we find that Democrats maintain a slim lead in the major statewide elections while the majority of Californians continue to worry about the state of the state and the country more generally.     


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Saturday, October 02, 2010

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Political Polling in Ohio: Wave 2

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Washington, DC – Ipsos’ latest Ohio poll conducted on behalf or Reuters shows interesting movement in the Ohio statewide election races. Republican Rob Portman has opened up a 13 point lead (50% to 37%) over Democrat Lee Fisher in the race to fill retiring Senator George Voinovich’s seat. Meanwhile, Governor Ted Strickland has made up ground and the race for governor of Ohio is essentially tied at 47% Kasich/46% Strickland.     


With a Month to Go, It’s Shaping Up to Be a Horserace for Toronto Mayor

Monday, September 27, 2010

Toronto, ON – With a month to go in the race for the mayor’s chair of Canada’s largest city, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global Television has revealed that the campaign is shaping up to be a horserace.     


Political Polling in Arkansas: Wave 2

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Washington, DC - Ipsos' latest poll carried out for Reuters in Arkansas shows that Senator Lincoln trails her Republican opponent by 14 points (53% vs. 39%). Despite this, Senator Lincoln's ratings on a range of leadership traits have improved since our last poll in Arkansas:

  • Lincoln has seen a 10-point improvement since mid-July in being seen to 'fight for Main Street over Wall Street', while Boozman has seen a drop of 4 points on this measure
  • Lincoln is now seen as less likely to 'say anything to win votes' compared to the last wave (down to 40% from 48%), and Boozman has gone up on this measure from 18% to 26%
  • Lincoln has gone up 4 points on being seen as a 'strong leader for Arkansas' (now on 38%), and Boozman's ratings on this have dropped from 51% to 43%
    


Political Polling in Florida: Wave 2

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Washington, DC - The latest Reuters-Ipsos poll (conducted September 10-12, 2010) of 600 registered Florida voters show Republicans continue to have a good chance of winning both state-wide offices. Most voters continue to be primarily concerned with the economy and jobs with the percentage listing the economy as their primary concern increasing by 10 points since July.     


Political Polling in Nevada: Wave 2

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Washington, DC - Ipsos' latest poll carried out for Reuters among a representative sample of 600 registered voters in Nevada shows that the economy and jobs remains by far the most important issue, with over three-quarters (76%) naming it as 'the biggest problem facing Nevada'.     


Torontonians Outline Most Important Issues to Mayoral Candidates: Taxpayers Money at City Hall Adds Up

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Toronto, ON – Torontonians appear to have a lot of issues they want the candidates for Mayor to tackle but when the issues are categorized there’s one that clearly stands out beyond the others according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global Television, NewsTalk 1010 and the National Post.     


Political Polling in Colorado: Wave 1

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Washington, DC - Ipsos' latest poll, carried out on behalf of Reuters and published today, shows that Gubernatorial Demcratic candidate John Hickenlooper enjoys a substantial lead among likely voters with Tom Tancredo in the race (Hickenlooper is on 41%, compared to Republican Maes on 33% and Tancredo on 16%) … but that the race is a dead heat if Tom Tancredo drops out (45% each for Hickenlooper and Maes).     


Four in Ten (39%) Torontonians Agree They Would Rather Vote For Miller Than Any of the Other Candidates Running to Replace Him

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Toronto, ON – A new poll conducted for Global Television, NewsTalk 1010 and the National Post reveals that the race for mayor might be drastically different if current incumbent David Miller were in the race, as four in ten (39%) Torontonians ‘agree’ (18% strongly/22% somewhat) that they would ‘rather vote for outgoing Mayor David Miller than any of the candidates running to replace him’. Conversely, six in ten (58%) would likely vote for some other candidate even if Miller were in the race, ‘disagreeing’ (42% strongly/16% somewhat) that they would rather vote for Miller.     


The Ford Juggernaut: Despite Campaign Troubles, Ford Well Out in Front of Two-Man Race for Mayor

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Toronto, ON – Despite the campaign troubles for mayoral-candidate Rob Ford in light of his controversial comments about immigration and recent revelations of charges laid against him in Florida regarding impaired driving and possession of marijuana (the latter charges were subsequently dropped), a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global Television, NewsTalk 1010 and the National Post reveals that if a municipal election were held tomorrow, Rob Ford would be elected Mayor of Toronto.     


Hudak and his Ontario PCs on the March: Hudak Bests Premier McGuinty on Attributes, PCs Now in the Lead as Two thirds (64%) Want a Change

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Toronto, ON – For the first time since McGuinty’s Liberals were re-elected in 2007, the Ontario Progressive Conservatives have overtaken them in the polls, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for the National Post, Global Television and NewsTalk 1010 Radio.     


Political Polling in Kentucky: Wave 1

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Washington, DC- Ipsos' most recent poll for Reuters was carried out in Kentucky and published yesterday. The data shows Senate candidate Rand Paul leading by 5 points over his opponent Jack Conway.     


Political Polling in Ohio: Wave 1

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Washington,DC- Ipsos' most recent poll carried out on behalf of Reuters and published today shows that - as is the case across the country - Ohio Republicans appear to be much more likely to show up at the polls in 2010 (75% of Republicans are 'certain' they will vote this Novmeber, compared to 52% of Democrats). The million dollar question going into this election cycle is whether Democrats will be able to minimize this 'enthusiasm gap' presently found between their base and that of the Republicans.     


Reid Leads Angle by 4 Points Among Likely Voters in Nevada Senate Race

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Washington, DC – Ipsos’ recent poll of 600 registered voters in Nevada shows that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is polling just four points ahead of his opponent Sharron Angle among likely voters. The senate race will be a very close one, and our data shows that the outcome will hinge on turnout; Republicans are far more likely than Democrats to say they are ‘certain’ they will vote this November (81% vs. 64%).     


Democrat Incumbent in Arkansas faces 19 point poll deficit: Lincoln trails Republican challenger John Boozman

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Washington, DC – Ipsos’ recent poll of 600 registered voters in Arkansas shows that Democrat Blanche Lincoln, who currently holds the seat, is polling far behind her Republican opponent. More than half of registered voters in Arkansas (54%) say they will vote for Republican John Boozman, and just over a third (35%) for Lincoln.     


Crist Retains lead in Florida Senate Race, While Gubernatorial Race Remains Close

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Washington, DC – Ipsos’ recent poll of 600 registered voters in Florida shows that Independent candidate Charlie Crist, current Florida Governor and a former Republican, is polling ahead of Republican Marco Rubio and either of the two possible Democrat candidates Kendrick Meek and Jeff Greene. Crist’s approval ratings as Governor are positive (53% approve / 41% disapprove of the way he is doing his job as Governor), and this popularity – as well as public frustration with the main political parties – may help him sustain this support through to November’s elections.     


The Toronto Port Authority Annual Public Opinion Survey Results

Friday, July 09, 2010

Toronto, ON – An annual survey released today by the Toronto Port Authority (‘TPA’) and conducted by Ipsos Reid assesses various views on its operations, activities and proposed undertakings. The survey of 700 Torontonians included a special oversample of those people living below Queen Street in order to provide a comparison to the other parts of the City. The annual survey has been conducted since 2007 and tracks numerous attitudes, with new elements added this year. The full ppt. report accompanies this release. Some of the key findings are as follows:     


Two Thirds (65%) of Canadians ‘Agree’ Hosting the G-20 Summit and the Security Involved Has Prepared Toronto for Hosting the Pan-Am Games

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Toronto, ON – In light of the massive security effort surrounding the G-20 summit in Toronto, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for Canada.com has revealed that two thirds (65%) of Canadians ‘agree’ (13% strongly/51% somewhat) that ‘hosting the G-20 Summit and the security involved has prepared Toronto for hosting the Pan-Am games’. Conversely, one third (35%) of Canadians ‘disagree’ (11% strongly/25% somewhat) that hosting the summit has prepared Toronto for hosting the Pan-Am Games.     


Ottawa Citizen - Pulse of Ottawa: Overview

Saturday, July 03, 2010

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Ottawa Citizen - Pulse of Ottawa: Cycling and Commuter Habits

Friday, July 02, 2010

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Ottawa Citizen - Pulse of Ottawa: Rating Overall Performance and the McGuinty Government

Thursday, July 01, 2010

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Ottawa Citizen - Pulse of Ottawa: Issues, Tunnel and Transportation

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

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California Democrats Maintain Slight Lead, Though with 4 Months to Go…

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Washington, DC – Ipsos’ recent poll of 600 registered voters in California shows that the Democratic candidates for US Senator and for Governor of California maintain small leads over their Republican opponents. However, it is still early enough in the election cycle that many voters remain unsure .     


Jim Watson Leads Handily in Mayoral Race, With Or Without Incumbent O’Brien in the Race

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Ottawa, ON – In a head-to-head mayoral race between Jim Watson and Alex Cullen, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for the Ottawa Citizen has revealed that Watson would best Cullen by a significant margin. In a showdown, the poll suggests that mayoral candidate Jim Watson would receive support from 56% of Ottawa residents compared to just 16% of residents who would vote for Alex Cullen. One in ten (9%) residents say they would vote for some other candidate who surfaced, while two in ten (19%) don’t know who they would support in a head-to-head race.     


Majority (63%) of Ottawa Residents Support Lansdowne Park Redevelopment Project

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Ottawa, ON – A majority (63%) of Ottawa residents ‘support’ (34% strongly/29% somewhat) the Lansdowne Park redevelopment project, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Ottawa Citizen. Conversely, one in three (32%) Ottawa residents ‘oppose’ (19% strongly/13% somewhat) the proposal, which includes a refurbishment of Frank Clair Stadium and retail and residential development, while 5% are undecided on the matter.     


Majority (63%) of Ottawa Residents Support Lansdowne Park Redevelopment Project

Friday, June 25, 2010

Ottawa, ON – A majority (63%) of Ottawa residents ‘support’ (34% strongly/29% somewhat) the Lansdowne Park redevelopment project, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Ottawa Citizen. Conversely, one in three (32%) Ottawa residents ‘oppose’ (19% strongly/13% somewhat) the proposal, which includes a refurbishment of Frank Clair Stadium and retail and residential development, while 5% are undecided on the matter.     


Despite Imminent Arrival of Unpopular HST, McGuinty’s Liberals (37%) Maintain Lead over Hudak’s Progressive Conservatives (32%)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Toronto, ON – On July 1st, the widely unpopular HST will come into effect in Ontario despite cries from opposition parties and Ontarians alike that this tax will end up costing the average tax payer instead of being revenue neutral. In an effort to at least partially compensate Ontarians for the tax increase, the Ontario government has begun mailing out cheques to Ontario families, which could be helping the government stay on the top of polls.     


Florida races far from certain: Gubernatorial and Senate races in statistical dead heats, with about a quarter of Floridians undecided

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Miami, FL – Registered voters in Florida give a slight edge to Independent Senatorial candidate Charlie Crist (who was elected as Republican Governor of Florida in 2006 and recently left the Republican Party) over his Republican opponent Marco Rubio. However, with 23% undecided about how they will vote, there is still a great deal to play for.     


With Crime and Drugs Being a Top Concern for Illinois Residents, Many View Community-Based Diversion Programs as the More Effective Way of Reducing Juvenile Delinquency

Friday, April 30, 2010

Chicago, IL – With crime and drugs named as one of the most critical issues facing their communities and local youth more specifically, many residents see community-based programs as being more effective than putting youth in detention centers (73% vs. 20%) when it comes to reducing juvenile delinquency, according to a new study conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of the Chicago Area Project. In fact, 85% of Illinoisans say that there should be more programs that provide delinquency prevention services to youth and families in their community.     


British Columbians Not Impressed with What's in Their Provincial Cabinet

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Vancouver, BC – A new Ipsos Reid online poll shows that British Columbians are more likely to have a negative impression than a positive impression of nearly every member of BC’s provincial Cabinet. In fact, negative impressions are higher than positive impressions for 24 of the 25 members of Cabinet. The lone exception is Solicitor General Kash Heed, who has 17% positive impressions and 15% negative impressions.     


British Columbians Support Provincial Government Action On Driving Cell Phone Ban

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Vancouver, BC – A new Ipsos Reid poll in BC reveals that British Columbia residents strongly support the new proposed legislation that will ban cell phone usage while driving as of January 1, 2010. A strong majority of residents support the ban (92%), with three-quarters of the population "strongly supporting" it (75%).     


Provincial Grit Fortress Ontario Cracks: McGuinty Liberals Tumble (-6) to 39% Support While Hudak PCs In the Hunt (+5) at 36%, Horwath NDP Engaged (+4) at 16%

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Toronto, ON – The Liberal Fortress of Dalton McGuinty is beginning to crack under the relentless assault of the economy and opposition outcry over government scandal and financial mismanagement, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively on behalf of Canwest News Service, Global Television and CFRB Radio.     


Nine in Ten (86%) Residents of Thunder Bay ‘Satisfied’ With Overall Level and Quality of City Services

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Toronto, ON – Nine in ten (86%) residents of Thunder Bay are ‘satisfied’ (20% very/66% somewhat) with the overall level and quality of services provided by the City of Thunder Bay, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the City of Thunder Bay. Just one in ten (14%) are not satisfied (12% not very/2% not at all).     


Public Approval Of BC Liberal Government Collapses

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Vancouver, BC – Four months after the BC Liberals were elected to a third consecutive majority government, a new Ipsos Reid poll shows only one-in-three (32%) voters approve of the overall performance of their provincial government. This is a drop of 21 points from the last time Ipsos Reid asked voters to assess the provincial government’s performance (53% in November 2008) and the lowest number recorded for the Campbell government since taking office in June 2001 (previous low was 37% in March 2004).     


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Friday, September 11, 2009

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Friday, September 11, 2009

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Friday, September 11, 2009

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Friday, September 11, 2009

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Friday, September 11, 2009

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Friday, September 11, 2009

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Friday, September 11, 2009

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Friday, September 11, 2009

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Friday, September 11, 2009

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Friday, September 11, 2009

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Political Polling in Pennsylvania: Wave 1

Monday, August 31, 2009

Washington, DC - Ipsos' latest poll carried out on behalf of Reuters and published today shows that the Republicans lead in both the Senate and Gubernatorial races. Toomey leads Sestak by 10 points (47% to 37%) and Corbett leads Onorato by 15 points (49% vs. 34%) among likely voters.     


Edmonton Residents Disapprove Of Stelmach Government Handling Of Health Care

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Edmonton, AB – A new Ipsos Reid/Global Edmonton poll shows Edmonton residents largely disapproving of the job the Stelmach provincial government has done in its handling of health care in Alberta. Currently, two-thirds (68%) of Edmonton residents say they disapprove of the government’s performance on health care (37% strongly, 31% somewhat). One-in-three (32%) Edmontonians approve of the job being done on health care (4% strongly, 28% somewhat).     


McGuinty Liberals Stay the Course Amidst Summer Blues

Monday, July 27, 2009

Toronto, ON – Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty and the Liberals have managed to stay the course amidst a barrage of summer blues, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Canwest News Service, Global Television and CFRB Radio.     


Torontonians Deliver Report Card to City Hall

Friday, June 26, 2009

Toronto, ON – Mayor David Miller may have lost his lustre—dropping from 69% approval rating in 2005 to just 43% as revealed in a poll yesterday—but, almost in spite of their municipal leadership, Toronto residents assess their local neighbourhood’s (82%), the city, overall (77%) and the quality of services the city provides (76%) with ‘good marks”     


Toronto Residents Signal Miller Time is Over: Mayor David Miller’s Approval Rating Plummets From 69% in 2005 to 43% Today as Majority (57%) Says City on Wrong Track

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Toronto, ON – It appears that it’s not just the potential stench of rotting garbage that may be in the air in Toronto, brought on by 30,000 inside and outside municipal workers who have staged a strike over such things as rolled up sick day cash-out’s, affecting pretty much everything the city manages—from garbage and recycling to city daycare to summer camp programs for kids.     


54% of Americans Support Sotomayor’s Confirmation Despite Lack of Familiarity

Friday, June 12, 2009

Washington, DC – Though most Americans are still forming their opinions about Obama’s nominee, a majority (54%) says that the Senate should vote to confirm Sonia Sotomayor as a Supreme Court Justice, including 40% who strongly feel this way. Only one in five Americans (21%) say the Senate should not confirm her nomination. A quarter of adults (26%) are unsure.     


As PC Leadership Hopefuls Continue Campaigning, McGuinty Liberals (45%) Still Lead Progressive Conservatives (32%) By Wide Margin

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll, conducted on behalf of Canwest News Service and Global Television, reveals that while the current leadership race for the Ontario Provincial Conservatives may have swelled its own membership ranks as well as the profiles of the four candidates in the media, it has so far failed to translate into support for the PC Party itself among the provincial electorate.     


For the Record: Ipsos Reid and the May 12, 2009 B.C. Election

Friday, May 15, 2009

Vancouver, BC – The British Columbia provincial election campaign is now over, the votes have been tallied, and Liberal Premier Gordon Campbell has been returned with a third term majority. The current party standings are 49 BC Liberal seats and 36 NDP seats, with the popular vote for each of the parties currently listed as 46% BC Liberal, 42% NDP, 8% Green and 4% Others. BC voters also soundly rejected the proposed single transferable vote (STV) electoral system, with 61% voting to keep the existing First-Past-the-Post system.     


Ipsos Reid Posts Double Play for Home Run in BC Election

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Vancouver, BC - On May 12th, BC voters elected Gordon Campbell and the BC Liberals to a third consecutive majority government, and rejected BC-STV in the referendum on electoral reform. Ipsos Reid is the only pollster to hit the mark in both the general party election and the referendum.     


NDP Steal Green Vote, But BC Liberals Remain 8 Points Ahead

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Vancouver, BC - With only a few days remaining in the BC Election campaign, a new Ipsos Reid poll reveals the race is tightening, but the BC Liberals are still heavy favourites to win a third consecutive majority government. The NDP currently has the support of 39% of decided voters, an increase of 4 percentage points from a March Ipsos Reid pre-election poll. However, the BC Liberals continue to lead at 47% support (up 1 point), 8 points ahead of the NDP. Green Party support has fallen to 10%, down 5 points from March. These results exclude the 11% of British Columbians who are undecided or express no preference.     


BC Leaders’ Debate Poll

Monday, May 04, 2009

Vancouver, BC – Ipsos Reid conducted an online poll immediately following the May 3rd televised leaders’ debate. Survey respondents were pre-recruited to watch the debate and provide their opinions on the performance of the various leaders. The respondents were recruited to be reflective of British Columbia voters, by age, sex, region and party preferences.     


Ontario McGuinty Liberals (46%) Lead Idle PCs (31%), New-Leader NDP (13%), Green (10%)

Friday, May 01, 2009

Toronto, ON – As four contenders battle it out for the leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Canwest News Service and Global Television indicates that whoever is elected as the new leader on June 25th will have their work cut out for them. The poll comes in the wake of the provinces March 27, 2009 budget and some controversy that has swirled about the proposed harmonizing of the federal and provincial sales taxes.     


Lacklustre Start to BC Election Campaign

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Vancouver, BC – A new Ipsos Reid poll reveals that none of the three major parties has succeeded in connecting with voters during the first week and a half of the campaign.     


Survey on BC Electoral Reform Referendum

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Vancouver, BC - On April 22nd, 2009, the No BC-STV Campaign Society released the results of a telephone poll conducted on their behalf by Ipsos Reid. The survey was fielded from March 24 to 30, 2009 with a representative sample of 800 adult British Columbians. The survey has an overall margin of error of +/- 3.5 percent, 19 times out of 20.     


BC Liberals Lead as Majority of Voters Say Province Heading in Right Direction

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Vancouver, BC – With a provincial election campaign set to begin in only three weeks (campaign starts April 14th), a new Ipsos Reid poll shows the BC Liberals (46%, up 2 points from November) continuing to hold a sizeable lead over the NDP (35%, unchanged) among the province’s decided voters. The Green Party trails behind with 15% support (down 1 point).     


As Tory Hits Hustings for March 5 Vote, McGuinty Liberals Have Large Provincial Lead

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Toronto, ON — As John Tory officially hits the hustings leading up to a by-election on March 5, 2009 that could put him back in the Ontario Legislature as the Official Leader of the Opposition, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Canwest News Service and Global Television has revealed that Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty and his Liberal Party continue to have a large province-wide lead over the other parties.     


Two Years and Counting...Still No Change In BC Provincial Political Standings

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Vancouver, BC – A new Ipsos Reid telephone poll taken six months ahead of the next BC provincial election could easily be mistaken for every other provincial political poll conducted by Ipsos Reid over the past two years. The latest poll shows the BC Liberals (44%, down 3 points from June) with a 9 point lead over the NDP (35%, up 2 points) among decided voters, with the Green Party in third place at 16% support (unchanged). The vote result in this poll is very similar to late year polls conducted in both December 2007 (Libs 45%, NDP 35%, Greens 16%) and December 2006 (Libs 45%, NDP 36%, Greens 16%).     


British Columbia Municipal Election Preview

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Methodology
These are the findings of an Ipsos Reid poll fielded October 17 to October 20, 2008 with a representative sample of 525 adult British Columbians. With a sample of this size, the results are considered accurate to within ±4.3 percentage points, 19 times out of 20, of what they would have been had the entire adult population of British Columbia been polled. The margin of error will be larger within regions and for other sub-groupings of the survey population. These data were statistically weighted to ensure the sample's regional and age/sex composition reflects that of the actual British Columbia population according to 2006 Census data.     


Canadians On Energy Conservation

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Vancouver, BC – Ipsos Reid, in partnership with Municipal World magazine, conducted a survey on Canadians’ attitudes towards the energy conservation efforts and responsibilities of the different levels of government (federal, provincial, and municipal). The findings of this research, featured in the August 2008 issue of Municipal World, reveal that few Canadians believe their municipal government is doing a good job when it comes to energy conservation. Only three-in-ten (30%) say their municipal/local government is doing a good job promoting energy conservation among citizens, compared to half (51%) saying their municipal government is doing a poor job in this regard. Similarly, only 28% believe their municipal/local government is doing a good job in its own energy conservation efforts, while 42% provide a poor rating. Further, in both instances, relatively large percentages are unsure how to rate their municipal government’s performance, pointing to a general lack of familiarity with municipal energy conservation efforts.     


Majority (51%) of Guelph Residents Say Quality of Life in City ‘Very Good’

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Toronto, ON – A new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of the city of Guelph has found that a majority (51%) of residents of Guelph say that the quality of life in the city is ‘very good’, with another 45% indicating that the quality of life is ‘good’. Further adding to the general contentment with life in Guelph, nine in ten (89%) residents say that they are ‘satisfied’ (25% very/64% somewhat) with ‘the overall level and quality of services provided by the City of Guelph’.     


Eight Months After Ontario Election, McGuinty Liberals (45%) Continue Honeymoon

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Toronto, ON – Eight months after a provincial election that saw Dalton McGuinty re-elected as Premier of Ontario with a majority Liberal government, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television finds that the Liberals still appear to be honeymooning with Ontarians and enjoy a considerable lead over the Tories.     


BC Liberals Maintain Lead

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Vancouver, BC – On July 1st, British Columbians will begin paying a provincial carbon tax on gasoline and other fossil fuels. A new Ipsos Reid poll shows that while a majority of British Columbians oppose the carbon tax, this initiative has not negatively impacted public support for the governing BC Liberals.     


Country Split on Whether Harper Right Not to Answer Questions about Sacked Minister’s ‘Private’ Ex-Relationship (51%) or Treat as Legitimate Questions on National Security Risk (44%)

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Ottawa, ON – In a week that saw the swift resignation of Foreign Affairs Minister Maxime Bernier as a result of leaving classified cabinet documents at his ex-girlfriend’s apartment, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television finds that the country is split on whether Prime Minister Harper was right not to answer questions during Question Period and media scrums about Mr. Bernier’s and Ms. Couillard’s relationship.     


March 2008 Update On BC Provincial Politics

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Vancouver, BC – A new Ipsos Reid poll shows no significant change in voter support in British Columbia. The BC Liberals (46%, up 1 point from December) hold a 12 point lead over the NDP (34%, down 1 point) among decided voters, with the Green Party in third place at 16% support (unchanged).    


Alberta Voters Expecting Another Conservative Win

Friday, February 29, 2008

Calgary, AB – Alberta voters view the Progressive Conservatives as heavy favourites to win the provincial election on March 3rd according to a new Ipsos Reid/Global Calgary poll. Three quarters (75%) of Albertans say they expect the Conservatives will win either a majority (45%) or minority (30%) government. Only one-in-ten (10%) voters think the Liberals (8%) or some other party (2%) will win this election. Fourteen percent of Albertans are unsure.     


No Stars In Alberta Election Campaign

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Calgary, AB – As the Alberta provincial election campaign nears the finish line, a new Ipsos Reid/Global Calgary poll shows that none of the campaigns have struck a chord with voters. The only campaign with any positive momentum is that of Paul Hinman and the Wildrose Alliance, with improved impressions among 16% of voters, compared to worsened impressions among 10% of voters.     


Tories (37%) Maintain Lead over Grits (30%)

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Ottawa, ON – In a week where the Conservative government delivered its budget, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television reveals that the Conservatives are maintaining their lead over the Liberal Party.     


Alberta Election – Leadership And Inevitability

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Calgary, AB – A new Ipsos Reid/Global Calgary poll shows that Albertans are split as to whether Ed Stelmach has done enough during his 14 months as Premier to deserve another term in the top office. About half (46%) of Albertans think Stelmach has done enough to deserve another term as Premier, while half (47%) do not.     


Alberta Election – Momentum And Issues

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Calgary, AB – A new Ipsos Reid/Global Calgary poll reveals that none of the major political parties have established positive momentum with voters at the midpoint of the campaign. A majority of voters say their impressions of all major leaders and parties have stayed about the same since the start of the election campaign.     


Alberta Tories Well Out Front In Election Where Few Voters Feel Good About Their Choice

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Calgary, AB – As the Alberta provincial election campaign reaches its midpoint, a new Ipsos Reid/Global Calgary poll shows the Progressive Conservatives well on their way to another majority government. The governing Tories have the support of 49% of the province’s decided voters. The Liberals are next best at 28%, followed by the NDP at 14%, Wildrose Alliance at 5% and Greens at 4%. These results exclude the two-in-ten (21%) Albertans who are undecided or express no preference.     


2007: What A Year It Wasn't In BC Politics

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Vancouver, BC – 2007 was a year that witnessed treaty settlements, an MLA pay increase, convention centre cost overruns, a Supreme Court ruling on health care contracts, allegations of political dirty tricks and a visit from Arnold Schwarzenegger. And, the net impact of these events on voter preferences? Zilch, finds a new Ipsos Reid poll. The standings of the three major provincial political parties are almost identical to this time last year. The BC Liberals (45%, unchanged from Dec 2006) hold a 10 point over the NDP (35%, down 1 point) among the province’s decided voters – a result that is basically unchanged from the Liberal’s 9 point lead in December 2006. The Green Party is in third place at 16% support – the identical support the party held this time last year.     


Voter Turnout Key Factor In Election Result

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Toronto, ON – After a relatively short campaign period comes to an end and the fate of Ontario’s political landscape lies in the hands of Ontarians, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of CanWest News Service and Global Television reveals that voter turnout will likely be a key factor in determining the outcome of this election.     


Tory’s Gambit Fails: Grits Headed For Majority Government

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Toronto, ON – It appears that Progressive Conservative leader John Tory’s change of heart on the faith-based school funding issue this past Monday has not changed the minds of Ontarians. Mr. Tory announced that any vote on the controversial matter would be preceded by broad consultation and then follow with a ‘free vote’ in the Legislature.     


Post Debate Tory Tumble Gives McGuinty Liberals Ten Point Lead

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Toronto, ON – As the fallout from last week’s leaders debate settles in the minds of Ontarians, and amid growing opposition to the faith-based school funding issue, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively on behalf of CanWest News Service reveals that the lead that the Liberals have enjoyed over their chief rival Progressive Conservatives has risen now to a ten-point gap.     


Ontarians Believe Next Government Should Make Reduction Of Poverty A ‘Priority’

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Toronto, ON – As the party leaders criss-cross the province in an attempt to gain support going into the provincial election on October 10th, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Daily Bread Food Bank reveals that most Ontarians believe that the reduction of poverty should be a priority for the next Government of Ontario. More specifically, nearly one half (45%) of Ontarians maintain that the reduction of poverty should be a ‘high priority’ for the next government, while a similar proportion believes (43%) that it should be a ‘medium priority’. Just one in ten (8%) suggest that the reduction of poverty should be a ‘low priority’ for the next government, while even fewer (4%) believe that this policy area is ‘not a priority at all’.     


Will Hot Debate Thaw Frozen Voters?

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Toronto, ON – As the party leaders focus their attention on preparing for the debate on September 20th, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for CanWest News Service and Global Television finds that Ontario voters remain virtually unmoved since Ipsos Reid’s last poll. In what promises to be a critical debate in defining the platforms and ideas of parties, Tory’s Progressive Conservatives at 37% support remain in close striking distance of McGuinty’s Liberals who lead at 40% support. However, with the Liberals still in the lead, it appears as though the Liberals are in reach, but just out of grasp of trailing Tories. The NDP under Howard Hampton are holding steady at 16% support, while the Green Party is standing pat at 6% support. Nine percent of voters remain undecided.     


September 2007 BC Provincial Political Scene

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Vancouver, BC – A new Ipsos Reid poll shows provincial voter support in British Columbia basically unchanged over the last three months. The BC Liberals (46%, up 1 point) hold a 10 point lead over the NDP (36%, unchanged) among the province’s decided voters. The Green Party is favoured by 15% of decided voters for the third straight Ipsos Reid survey.     


Calgary's Upcoming Mayorlty Election

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Calgary, AB – The results of a new Ipsos Reid survey show that Mayor Dave Bronconnier is a clear favourite to retain his hold on the mayor’s office in Calgary’s upcoming municipal election. Nearly half (47%) of Calgarians say that they would be most likely to vote for Bronconnier as mayor. No other potential contender has more than 2% support at this point. However at this early stage in the campaign, fully one-third (35%) of Calgarians remain undecided.     


Ontario Vote Essentially Stagnant After First Week

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Toronto, ON – As the party leaders begin to criss-cross the province on their buses (or bikes) during the first week of the campaign trail, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for CanWest News Service and Global Television finds that support for all of the parties has essentially remained the same since polling conducted in the week before the campaign got underway.     


Faith-Based Funding A Clear Loser For John Tory, But Desire For Change Buttresses Conservatives

Monday, September 10, 2007

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for CanWest News Service and Global Television and released on the eve of the official launch of the Ontario provincial election campaign finds that John Tory’s Progressive Conservatives have narrowed the gap in their race against Dalton McGuinty’s Ontario Liberals from a seven-point deficit measured on August 24th to a five-point deficit today--a result that comes in the face of John Tory’s apparently unpopular stance in favour of faith-based funding for schools, which apparently has been partially offset by the latest Conservative “McGuinty’s record of broken promises” radio blitz.     


McGuinty Liberals (42%) Get Growth Spurt Over Tory’s Tories (35%) In Week That Premier Declares Faith Based School Funding A ‘Ballot Issue’, Promotes ‘Highway of Heroes’

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Toronto, ON – In a week where Ontario Premier McGuinty declares faith based school funding a ‘ballot issue’ and promotes a ‘highway of heroes’, a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for CanWest News Service and Global Television finds that McGuinty’s Liberals have benefited from a growth spurt, gaining two points in the last week, while Tory’s Progressive Conservatives have dropped two points in the same time frame. While support for the PCs was maintaining close proximity to levels of support for the governing Liberals since May, the Liberals have now widened the gap to a lead of 7 points.     


As The Ontario Election Draws Near, The GTA Moves Red While The Rest Of Ontario Moves Blue

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Toronto, ON – As the Ontario provincial election to be held in October draws near, the Liberals and the PCs are moving in lockstep, province-wide, with the results of a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for CanWest News Service and Global Television finding that the Liberals under Dalton McGuinty have the support of 40% of Ontarians, while John Tory’s Progressive Conservatives are in close striking distance with the support of 37% of Ontarians. Since Ipsos Reid’s last poll released in June of 2007, both the Grits and the Tories have only managed to increase their support by 1% point each province-wide, despite stepping up their pre-election efforts.     


Race Tightens as Summer Heats Up

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Toronto, ON – As Canadians enjoy the balmy weather and hot summer sun this Canada Day weekend, the Ontario provincial election race tightens, with levels of support for the Liberals and Progressive Conservatives drawing closer to each other. A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for CanWest News Service and Global Television finds that the Liberals under Dalton McGuinty have the support of 39% of Ontarians, while John Tory’s Progressive Conservatives are hot on their trail with the support of 36% of Ontarians.     


Honeymoon Officially Over For Stelmach Government

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Calgary, AB - A new Ipsos Reid poll finds a substantial decline in support for the Ed Stelmach-led Progressive Conservatives. The Progressive Conservatives currently have the backing of 47% of Alberta's decided voters, down 12 points from 59% just two months ago (April). This returns the Progressive Conservatives to the same level of voter support they achieved in the 2004 Alberta provincial election. In fact, all four major parties have returned to exactly where they stood in the last election. Among decided voters, 29% say they would vote Liberal, 10% would vote New Democrat and 9% would vote for the Alberta Alliance Party.     


BC Provincial Political Scene

Friday, June 22, 2007

Vancouver, BC – A new Ipsos Reid poll in British Columbia shows the NDP making modest gains in voter support. The NDP currently have the support of 36% of the province’s decided voters, a 4 point increase from April. The BC Liberals remain out front at 45% support, a decline of 4 points. The Green Party is favoured by 15% (unchanged) of decided voters. Current voter intentions are essentially a return to where the parties stood six months ago in December 2006 (BC Libs 45%, NDP 36%, Greens 16%).     


Half (50%) Believe ‘Schools Less Safe’

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Toronto, ON – In light of the recent school shootings in Canada over the past two years, the results of a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for CanWest News Service and Global National finds that fully half (50%) of Canadians say that schools in their community have become ‘less safe’ for the students attending them than they were five years ago. Despite increased news attention paid to violence in schools, nearly one quarter (23%) maintain that the schools in their community have become ‘more safe’, while a little less (21%) say that they are no more or no less safe than they were five years ago.     


The Dog Days Of Summer May Portend Election Dogfight

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Toronto, ON – As the dog days of summer approach, the political environment promises to heat up with vigorous campaigning which may portend an election dog fight. With the Ontario legislature drawing closer to its summer break, provincial politicians will be shifting their focus from question period to the campaign trail in preparation for the election set for October 10. The results of a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted exclusively for CanWest News Service and Global Television reveal that Ontario could be in minority government territory, with support for the provincial Liberals and the Conservatives only 4 points off each other. The Liberals, at 41% support, are hovering in an around where they have been for the past while; the Tories at 37% support are in the hunt, maintaining their close proximity to the Liberal government, which surely provides an interesting context for the campaign as it heats up over the summer. The New Democratic Party, led by Howard Hampton, has the support of 15% of Ontario voters, while the Green Party, led by Frank de Jong, currently has the support of 6% of voters in Ontario.     


Ipsos Quick Poll on BC MLA Compensation

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Methodology
These are the findings of an Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Global BC. The poll was fielded May 3-4, 2007 with a representative sample of 450 adult British Columbians. With a sample of this size, the results are considered accurate to within ±4.6 percentage points, 19 times out of 20, of what they would have been had the entire adult population of BC been polled. The margin of error will be larger within regions and for other sub-groupings of the survey population. These data were statistically weighted to ensure the sample's regional and age/sex composition reflects that of the actual BC population according to 2001 Census data.     


Calgarians Side With Mayor Bronconnier In Critism Of Provincial Budget

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Calgary, AB – Ed Stelmach’s first provincial budget as Alberta’s newest Premier has been met with some controversy and resistance – notably from Calgary’s Mayor, Dave Bronconnier. According to Bronconnier, the 2007 budget fails to deliver on millions in promised infrastructure dollars to municipalities. Bronconnier also claims that the funds come with strings attached and are tied to provincial priorities, thus hampering any plans that cities may have had for these funds.     


Stelmach Given Solid Approval Ratings

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Calgary, AB – Four months into his term as the 13th Premier of Alberta, a new Ipsos Reid poll finds that Ed Stelmach remains very popular with Albertans. Currently almost two-thirds (66%) Albertans say they approve of his performance as Premier, a rating close to that of his predecessor Ralph Klein (71%) in the last weeks of his leadership.     


British Columbians Back BC Liberals

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Vancouver, BC – As the BC Liberals near the mid-point of their second mandate, a new Ipsos Reid poll shows both the government and the Premier enjoying their best approval ratings since they were first elected in 2001. In contrast, voter support for the NDP has fallen to its lowest level since Carole James was chosen as party leader in November 2003.     


Ontario Politics With Just Over 7 Months To “E” Day Liberals(38%) Lead Tories (33%), NDP (17%) And Green (9%)

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Toronto, ON – According to a new Ipsos Reid survey of Ontarians conducted for CanWest/ Global News and CFRB, Dalton McGuinty’s provincial Liberal Party (38%) has a 5-point lead over John Tory’s Conservative Party (33%) with just over seven months to go until Election Day on October 4, 2007. Meanwhile, Howard Hampton’s NDP (17%) and Frank de Jong’s Green Party (9%) trail the front runners. Ten percent are “undecided”.     


BC Liberals Finish Year On Top

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Vancouver, BC – A new Ipsos Reid poll in British Columbia shows the BC Liberals ending the year with a comfortable lead over the NDP. The BC Liberals currently have the support of 45% (down 2 points) of the province’s voters – 9 points better than the NDP at 36% (down 1 point). The Green Party is now favoured by 16% (up 3 points) of decided voters, their highest level of support since September 2004.     


Albertans Think Stelmach ”Has What It Takes”

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Calgary, AB – A new Ipsos Reid poll finds new Premier Ed Stelmach getting a strong initial endorsement from most Albertans. Three-in-four (76%) Albertans think the Progressive Conservatives made a “good choice” in selecting Ed Stelmach as their new leader. A similar proportion of Albertans (78%) are “confident” that Stelmach has what it takes to be an effective Premier of Alberta.     


Healthcare In Alberta: Premiums And Private Services

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Calgary, AB – With days to go before the first PC Leadership ballot – and policy issues such as healthcare very much on the minds of Albertans and candidates alike – a new Ipsos Reid / Calgary Herald poll shows that six-in-ten (62%) of Albertans agree that they should be able to pay for their own private health care services if they want, with more than one-third (37%) saying that they should not. Further, a majority (80%) state that they would support the Alberta government using oil revenues to eliminate healthcare premiums for Albertans, while 19% say they would not support such an initiative.     


Torontonians Have Their Say On Future City Council As Monday Vote Looms

Friday, November 10, 2006

Toronto, ON- According to a new Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of CanWest Global and CFRB, when Torontonians are asked what issue they feel is the most important facing their community, by far the largest proportion point to crime (23%). Tracking further back on Torontonians’ issue radar screen is the broad issue of safety (9%) in their community, followed by transportation (8%), and garbage (5%).     


Ontario Politics: Liberals Gain Lead (41%, +4 Points) While Conservatives Slide (34%, -6 Points)

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Toronto, ON – According to a new Ipsos Reid survey of 1000 Ontarians provided to Global News and CFRB, the John Tory led Conservative Party has slid -6 points in the polls since a survey conducted this past May (now with 34% of the decided votes) and fallen well behind the front-running incumbent Premier Dalton McGuinty and the Liberal Party (41%, +4 points).     


The Battle Of Alberta: The Conservative Party Leadership Race

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Calgary, AB – With the Alberta Tory leadership race now half-way through its grueling eight week schedule, a new Ipsos Reid/Calgary Herald poll shows that the field is beginning to transform. When it comes to who Albertans think would do the best job as the next Premier of Alberta, Jim Dinning places first, with 28% of Albertans believing he would do the best job. This is essentially unchanged (within the margin of error) from last August (26%). Lyle Oberg places second, with two-in-ten (18%) thinking that he would be the best replacement for Ralph Klein, a drop of three percentage-points from last August (21%). Ted Morton, Ed Stelmach, and Dave Hancock are all tied for third place with 6% believing they would do the best job as the next Premier. Mark Norris (3%), Gary McPherson (2%), and Victor Doerksen (1%) trail at the bottom of the list. Two-in-ten (19%) Albertans have not yet made up their minds who they think would make the best Premier of Alberta – more than those that support Oberg or Morton, Stelmach, and Hancock combined.     


Toronto Mayoralty Race All But Locked Up By Incumbent Miller As Campaign Gap Widens Over Challenger Pitfield After Month Of Campaigning

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Toronto, ON - Mayor David Miller appears poised to romp to victory for his second term as Torontonians give him a wide margin of support over his high profiled challengers, Toronto City Councilor Jane Pitfield and former President of the Liberal Party of Canada, Stephen LeDrew, according to a new poll released today by CanWest Global and CFRB.     


An Update On BC’s Provincial Political Scene

Friday, September 29, 2006

Vancouver, BC – A new Ipsos Reid poll in British Columbia shows the BC Liberals have lost some ground since the early summer, but still maintain a sizable lead over their nearest political rivals. The BC Liberals (47%, down 4 points) have a 10 point lead over the NDP (37%, up 2 points) in decided voter support. This is a drop from a 16 point Liberal lead recorded in June 2006. The Green Party is in third place at 13% (up 3 points).     


The Race To Be Mayor Of Toronto: David Miller Faces Serious Challenger In Jane Pitfield

Friday, September 29, 2006

Toronto, ON - A new Ipsos Reid survey of 804 Torontonians reveals that current Toronto Mayor David Miller may be facing a serious challenger from the camp of mayoral candidate Jane Pitfield.     


Garbage (31%), Public Transit (28%), And Crime (27%) Set The Stage As Most Important Issues For Upcoming Toronto Mayoral Election

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Toronto, ON – The issues of garbage and waste management (31%), public transit (28%) and crime (27%) set the stage as the most important issues for Torontonians when it comes to the upcoming Mayoral election this November, according to a new Ipsos Reid survey.     


Alberta's Conservative Party Leadership Race

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Calgary, AB – As the last sleepy days of summer dwindle down, a new Ipsos Reid/Calgary Herald poll shows that the Conservative leadership race is beginning to kick into high gear. Among Albertans, Jim Dinning currently leads the pack of contenders, with 54% saying they have a favourable impression of him. Lyle Oberg places a close second with 48% saying they have a favourable impression of him, and Dave Hancock is now placing a close third, with 44% favourability.     


Ontario's Political Landscape: Conservatives (40%, +3 Points) Have Close Edge On Governing Liberals (37%, Unchanged)

Friday, June 09, 2006

Toronto, ON – According to a new Ipsos Reid survey of 770 Ontarians, conducted on behalf of Global News and CFRB, the John Tory led Progressive Conservatives (40%, +3 points from a February Ipsos Reid survey) have gained a slight edge on the current ruling Dalton McGuinty led Liberal Party (37%, unchanged).     


Life In Alberta's Municipalities

Friday, April 21, 2006

Calgary, AB – A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted for the National Post and CanWest News Service/Global News finds that Albertans feel positively towards their quality of life. Overall, 98% of Albertans say the overall quality of life in their community is good and one-third (34%) feel the quality of life has “improved” over the past three years.     


Tories (38%) And Liberals (37%) Remain Essentially Tied In The Polls In Ontario

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Toronto, ON - With Dalton McGuinty and the Liberals preparing for their government's second Speech from the Throne today and the return of the provincial legislature, a new Ipsos Reid survey conducted for CanWest/Global and CFRB indicates that Premier Dalton McGuinty and the Liberals (37%, -1 point from July 2005) and the John Tory led Progressive Conservatives (38%, unchanged) are essentially tied in the polls. Meanwhile, Howard Hampton and the NDP (17%, -1 point) and Frank de Jong and the Green Party (7%, +1 point) trail the front-running parties distantly.     


Calgary’s Roads Receive High Marks Despite Increasing Commute Times

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Calgary, AB – As summer vacations come to an end and Calgarians return to work and school, a new Ipsos Reid/Calgary Herald poll finds that nearly one-third (29%) of Calgarians have seen an overall increase in their typical daily commute time over the past five years. Another four-in-ten (41%) indicate their commute time has not changed during this time period, while two-in-ten (21%) have noticed an overall decrease in the length of their typical commute.     


Calgarians Support Private Healthcare Clinics

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Calgary, AB – As the debate over private healthcare continues, a new Ipsos Reid/Calgary Herald poll finds that most Calgarians (62%) support the Alberta government allowing patients to purchase non-emergency surgeries from private clinics. In contrast, only 36% are opposed to this idea. Yet despite Calgarians’ high level of support for allowing patients to privately purchase non-emergency surgeries, fewer say they would actually purchase insurance to cover these services (48% “yes”, 50% “no”).     


Albertans Continue To Oppose Same Sex Marriage

Monday, August 08, 2005

Calgary, AB – With same-sex marriage now established in law, a new Ipsos Reid poll shows that a majority (56%) of Albertans disapprove of the federal Civil Marriage Act (Bill C-38) that redefines marriage to include same-sex couples, and forces all levels of government to recognize same-sex marriages. And, despite vigorous public debate, court rulings, and now federal legislation, Albertan’s core attitudes remain in opposition to same-sex marriage.     


The Ontario Political Landscape -- In The Dead Heat Of Summer

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Toronto, ON – In the dead heat of one of Ontario’s warmest summers on record a new Ipsos-Reid survey provided exclusively to CanWest Global and CFRB indicates Dalton McGuinty’s Liberals and John Tory’s Conservatives are knotted at 38% each of decided voter support, as Howard Hampton’s NDP (18%) and Frank de Jong’s Green Party (6%) trail.     


Governing Liberals (37%) Hold Edge Over Opposition PC’s (35%), As NDP (18%), Green (9%) Trail

Monday, January 24, 2005

Toronto, ON – According to a new Ipsos-Reid/The Globe and Mail/CFTO/CFRB survey released today, Ontario’s Liberals, led by Premier Dalton McGuinty, have an edge (37%) over new leader John Tory’s Progressive Conservatives (35%) if an election were held in the province tomorrow. Both parties lead the NDP (18%) and the Green Party (9%). And while the new PC leader, even without a seat yet in the Legislature, has managed to pick up two points since October 2004 and come within striking distance of the Liberals, Premier McGuinty can perhaps take some comfort that this poll also finds that half of Ontarians (50%) believe he has the province on the right track (up smartly by five points since October) and almost equally as many (49%) believe his government is governing well—especially as the government hits some turbulence dealing with the provinces doctors and hospitals.     


The McGuinty Government At Its One Year Anniversary

Saturday, October 02, 2004

Toronto, ON – At the one-year anniversary of Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty’s election (when his party successfully captured 47% of the decided vote) it appears his Liberal Party has started to recover in the polls after a steep decline following the government’s first budget in May. The new numbers suggest that Premier McGuinty’s governing party has received a post “National Health Summit” bounce while the once leading Progressive Conservatives have slipped following their recent leadership convention and the choosing of their new leader, John Tory.     


Ontario Politics A Week Before the Ontario Progressive Conservative Leadership Convention

Thursday, September 09, 2004

Toronto, ON – A new Ipsos-Reid poll released today by CFTO/The Globe and Mail/CFRB shows that a week before the choosing of a new leader in Toronto, the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party leads with 35 percent of the decided Ontario vote (down four points from 39% in June), compared to 32 percent for the governing Ontario Liberals (no change since June), the Ontario NDP at 24 percent (up one point from 23%) and the Ontario Green Party at 8 percent (up three points from 5%) among decided voters.     


GVRD Residents On Rapid Transit

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Vancouver, BC— A new Ipsos-Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Coalition FOR a Lower Mainland Rapid Transit Solution1 reveals that both the Northeast Sector and Richmond-Airport-Vancouver (RAV) rapid transit projects have broad support from residents across the GVRD. Three-quarters (74%) of GVRD residents support proceeding with the Northeast Sector project linking Coquitlam Town Centre to the Millennium Line and seven-in-ten (69%) support proceeding with the RAV Line. Further, two-thirds (65%) of residents think the Board of TransLink should accept the provincial government’s proposal to save the RAV Line project.     


Honeymoon Over For Ontario Provincial Liberals

Monday, April 19, 2004

Toronto, ON – In the lead-up to the Ontario Provincial Government’s first budget since being elected last October that is expected on May 18th 2004, a new Ipsos-Reid/Globe and Mail/CFTO/CFRB survey released today shows that the Ontario Liberals have slid in the polls since their post-election high of 56% in November 2003 and 51% in December to 45% today (representing a total drop of 11 points) among decided voters. The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party trails in second place with 30% (+3 points since November and unchanged from December), followed by the Ontario New Democratic Party (19%, +7 points in total since November and +3 points since December), and The Green Party (5% --unchanged since November and down 1 point since December).     


BC Residents Prefer Property Tax Increase Over Municipal Service Cuts

Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Vancouver, BC – A new Ipsos-Reid poll released today shows that overall, twice as many BC residents (60%) would prefer to see their property taxes go up than their municipal services cut (29%). This is a change from results to a similar question asked in Fall 2002 when residents were split over whether they would prefer a tax increase (47%) or cuts to services (47%). Beyond tax increases, residents offer lukewarm support to two much talked about alternative forms of municipal revenue generation. A bare majority (56%) would support using gambling revenues from casinos or slot machines and an even smaller majority (51%) would support increased or new user fees on programs and services. Less than a majority (40%) would support expanding or increasing pay parking. Overall, most residents (70%) say they get “good value” for their municipal tax dollars and 83% are satisfied with the overall level of programs and services their receive from their local municipality.     


Show Calgary The Money

Thursday, February 12, 2004

Calgary, AB – A new Ipsos-Reid poll released today shows that Calgarians are overwhelmingly (87%) supportive of Mayor Dave Bronconnier’s proposal to ask the province to provide Alberta’s municipalities with 20 percent of future surpluses. The proposal was unveiled as part of the Mayor’s State of the City address on January 13th, 2004. In all, 19 percent of Calgarians say they read, saw or heard something about the speech and among those who are familiar with it, most (83%) say the Mayor is on the “right track” in terms of identifying priorities for the City. In the wake of the speech the Mayor’s approval rating stayed essentially unchanged at 78 percent (76% in December 2003) while City Council’s approval rating edged up slightly to 71 percent (66% in December 2003).     


58% Say New Ontario McGuinty Government Justified In Breaking Promises: Bring Down Deficit First

Sunday, December 14, 2003

Toronto, ON– Dalton McGuinty’s newly elected Liberal government got an early holiday present today as a poll conducted by Ipsos-Reid on behalf of Globe and Mail/CFTO/CFRB, reveals that almost six in ten (58%) Ontarians support the government in breaking its campaign promises because they believe the government should bring down the reported 5.6 billion dollar deficit before implementing their platform – a deficit that two-thirds (65%) think is real and not exaggerated. Even though the new Liberal government has broken some of their promises, 60% of Ontarians say it is better that they are governing now than the Conservatives under Ernie Eves.     


Six in Ten (60%) Ontarians Say Election of Liberals is ‘Good News’ For Province as Even More (75%) Feel McGuinty Will Do A Good Job as Premier

Saturday, November 08, 2003

Toronto, ONTARIO – Six in ten (60%) Ontarians believe that the election on October 2nd of Dalton McGuinty and the Liberals is good news for the province, according to a new Ipsos-Reid/CFTO/CFRB/Globe and Mail poll released today. One in five (20%), however, says that the election of the Liberals is bad news, while 14% feel that it is neither good nor bad news for Ontario. In context, in August 1999, 54% of Ontarians said that the re-election of Mike Harris and the Conservatives in the election the previous June was good news for the province of Ontario.     


Albertans Oppose Same Sex Marriage

Thursday, July 17, 2003

Calgary, AB - As the debate over the recognition of same-sex marriage continues across the country and as the Federal Government seeks an opinion from the Supreme Court over its draft legislation, a new Ipsos-Reid/CFCN/Globe and Mail poll shows that Albertans are generally opposed to same-sex marriage and willing to invoke the "Not Withstanding Clause" should the Federal Government pass legislation that would change the definition of marriage to include same-sex unions. The majority of Albertans (57%) say they oppose "same-sex couples being allowed to marry and register their marriage with the provincial government". Virtually the same proportion (58%) say they support the "use of the Not Withstanding Clause" to exempt Alberta from recognizing same-sex marriages. These findings are set in the context of a large decrease in the percentage of Albertans who say we should be more tolerant. Overall, a majority of Albertans (56%) still agree that "we should be more tolerant of people who choose to live according to their own moral standards, even if these are very different from our own" but the proportion who agrees has dropped 13 percentage-points since April 2002.     


Albertans’ Views on Provincial Energy Deregulation October 2000

Wednesday, October 11, 2000

Consumers Generally Forecast Positive Implications from Utilities Deregulation, Except Where Environment is Concerned

    


MOST IMPORTANT ISSUES FACING ALBERTA

Saturday, December 30, 1995

The graph and table below plot changes in the issues Albertans reported as the most important facing the province. This data was gathered on the Alberta Reid Poll - an Alberta-wide survey conducted with a random and representative sampling of 800 adults each month     


COMPARING THE MANAGEMENT OF CALGARY AND EDMONTON

Monday, October 30, 1995

Comparing the View of Edmontonians and Calgarians on the Management of Their Respective Cities     


POLITICAL PERFORMANCE IN CALGARY

Monday, October 30, 1995

Three out of four Calgarians believe that Mayor Al Duerr has provided the leadership Calgary needs (74%), whereas only 10% disagree with this statement and 15% are unsure. This clearly indicates the degree of respect which Mayor Al Duerr commands among Calgary's electorate. The strong endorsement of the current Mayor's leadership is consistent across all demographic age groups and quadrants of the city.     


ALBERTA'S PUBLIC ISSUES AGENDA

Monday, October 30, 1995

The latest Angus Reid Poll assessing the provincial political scene in Alberta indicates that support for the Klein government continues to be strong, however, increasingly the number one issue is health care, an area which most Albertans believe is critical to the province and is suffering as a result of the government's cutbacks. Albertans are overwhelmingly concerned about health care and hospital cutbacks, as measured in an Angus Reid Poll conducted in August. Over half of Albertans mentioned health care as the most important issue facing the province (54%). No other issue such as jobs (26%), education (24%), or the deficit (22%), was mentioned by even half as many Albertans as was the health care issue.     


ONTARIO PARTY STANDINGS

Friday, October 06, 1995

This Ontario-wide poll was conducted by telephone between September 21st and 24th, 1995, among a representative cross-section of 525 Ontario adults as part of the September National Angus Reid Poll. The data were statistically weighted to ensure the sample's age/sex composition reflects that of the actual Ontario population according to the 1991 Census data. With the province-wide sample of 525, one can say with 95 percent certainty that the results are within +4.5 percentage points of what they would have been had the entire adult Ontario population been polled. The margin of error will be larger within the various sub-groupings of the survey population.     


CIVIC ISSUES IN CALGARY

Saturday, September 30, 1995

As the municipal election approaches in Calgary, four issues are mentioned as the most important concerns by residents of the city. They include jobs (25%), health care or hospital closures (21%), education (20%), and crime and safety issues (19%). (see Table 1)