National Press Releases & Articles


Watson with clear lead over Maguire for mayor

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1096 Ottawa voters, more than 4-in-10 will vote for incumbent mayor Jim Watson (44%), compared to fewer than half this proportion who will vote for his nearest contender, Mike Maguire (17%).

All tied up in New Brunswick

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Exactly equal proportions, 4-in-10, will vote for Brian Gallant's Liberals or David Alward's Progressive Conservatives (40% each). This stands in contrast to last week, when the Liberals held a healthy lead (September 11, Liberals - 42%, Progressive Conservatives - 32%).

Australia, Switzerland, Sweden most favoured nations

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1581 Canadians 18 years of age and older, Australia posted the highest favourable score (86%) and an extremely high net favourable score (favourable minus unfavourable) of +78 when respondents were presented with a list of 10 OECD countries.

Majority of Canadians oppose Scottish independence

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll among 1541 Canadians 18 years of age and older, one fifth (21%) claimed to come from a Scottish background. More than one half of Canadians (58%) do not favour Scottish independence.

Liberal lead tightens in New Brunswick

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 732 New Brunswick voters 11 days before the September 22 provincial election, just more than 4-in-10 will vote Liberal (42%), compared to about a third who will vote Progressive Conservative (32%), for a 10 point lead in favour of the Liberals.

Liberal lead tightens further

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4-in-10 will vote for the Liberals if the election were held today (40%), stable from the same proportion who said this last month (August 20 - 41%). The Conservatives attract the vote of one third (34%) and this is a very slight increase from last month (32%).

Jobs and growth most important issue in campaign

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Jobs and growth is the most important issue in this campaign (38%), followed by about half this proportion for keeping taxes low (20%) and integrity and transparency at city hall (19%).

Matt Brown with highest approval

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 737 London, Ontario voters, among the three quarters who are aware of him (74%), Matt Brown has approval from 7-in-10 (70%).

Majority approve of Iraq deployment

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The majority (54%) approve of Prime Minister Harper's decision to send about 100 Canadian troops to Iraq to act as advisors in the conflict with ISIS. Four-in-ten disapprove (40%) and few don't have an opinion (7%).

Bundled Programming Preferred to ' Pick and Pay'

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1202 cable subscribers across Canada, one half prefer the current model of cable TV pricing, where channels are sold in 'bundles' (48%), while one third prefer a model similar to the CRTC's proposed 'Pick and Pay' system (33%).