National Press Releases & Articles


Matt Brown with lead for mayor, Paul Cheng in 2nd

| Filed under: National

One third will vote for Matt Brown (32%) in the municipal election of October 27, while one fifth will vote Paul Cheng (19%). No other candidate polls in the double digits (Joe Swan - 9%, Roger Caranci - 8%, Arnon Kaplansky - 1%).

Guthrie leads race for Guelph mayor

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Well more than a third will vote for Cam Guthrie in the municipal election of October 27 (36%), compared to one fifth who will vote to re-elect Mayor Karen Farbridge (21%). Jason Blokhuis attracts less than a twentieth of the vote (4%) and no other candidate gets a significant vote share.

Very few untouched by cancer

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

As many as 9-in-10 Canadians have been closely touched by cancer (92% in total), either as a close family member of someone who had died of cancer (35%) or of someone who has had cancer and survived (26%), followed by those who have had cancer themselves (10%).

Liberals with 15 point lead in New Brunswick

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Close to one half of voters will vote Liberal in the provincial election of September 22 (46%), compared to 3-in-10 who will vote Progressive Conservative (31%). One seventh will support the provincial New Democrats (15%).

Support for Israel trends up in Canada

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1798 Canadian voters, just more than one quarter now say they lean to the Israeli side in the Mideast conflict (26%), up from one fifth in December 2012, at the time of the UN resolution granting Palestine observer status (22%), and also up from previously (July 2012 - 16%).

Peter Mansbridge biggest name in Canadian broadcasting

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1798 Canadian adults, the plurality cite CBC news anchor Peter Mansbridge (31%) as the "biggest name in Canadian broadcasting".

Liberal lead tightens

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1798 Canadian voters, just more than 4-in-10 will vote Liberal in the next election (41%), giving the party a nine point lead over the Conservatives (32%). This is in comparison to last month at this time when the spread was sixteen points (July 19, 2014 - Liberals - 44%, Conservatives - 28%).

Two thirds support legalization/decriminalization for marijuana

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1798 Canadian voters, two thirds (66%) express their support for either complete legalization and taxation of marijuana (35%) or decriminalization for small amounts (31%).

One third fear world war in Ukraine

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1798 Canadian voters, one third believe we are at risk of a third World War in the Ukraine (34%), and a third also believe a new Cold War exists between Canada and Russia (33%).

Even split in opinion on refugee health care

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TORONTO JULY 19th, 2014 – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1624 Canadian voters, there is an even split in opinion between those who believe refugee claimants should receive the same health care as Canadians (44%) and those who do not agree (42%).