Current System of Voting A-OK
Toronto, March 8th
– In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 1,340
Canadian voters, (45%) support the Federal Government’s decision to keep
Canadian voting procedures the same. (38%) do not support the move, while (17%)
do not know.
Those most likely to
support the decision to keep the current system of voting include those aged 65
and over (54%), living in Manitoba/Saskatchewan (52%) or Alberta (53%),
supporting either the Liberal (54%) or Conservative (53%) Party. The least
educated (50%) and those with some college or university (51%) are also likely
to support the move to keep voting the same.
likely to be opposed to keeping the current system of voting include those aged
34 or less (46%), earning $100,000-$250,000 (44%), living in BC (44%),
supporting either the Green Party (59%) or NDP (58%). Those with post-graduate
degrees (46%), or a college or university degree (44%) are also likely to
oppose the decision to keep voting procedures the same.
“The plurality of
people surveyed favour keeping the current first past the post system; still,
almost four-in-ten disagree with the decision keep it, so it’s not an expansive
margin. It will be worth watching to see if the opposition can use electoral
reform as a wedge issue to drive voters away from the Liberals,” said Dr. Lorne Bozinoff, President of Forum Research.
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