approve of mission to Ukraine
Approval as high as three quarters among federal Conservatives
16th, 2015 - In
a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1365
Canadian voters, one half (48%) approved of the new Canadian Forces mission to
Ukraine, while just fewer disapproved (40%). One tenth did not share an opinion
mission to Ukraine is especially popular among males 54%), those in mid income
groups ($60K to $80K - 52%), in the prairies (53%) and Alberta (55%), among
federal Conservatives (74%), the least educated (54%) and Anglophones (52%).
The mission is least popular among lower income groups (49% disapprove), in
Quebec (50%) among federal Liberals and New Democrats (50% each) and among
comparison, when we first we polled the Iraq mission against ISIS in November
2014, approval was higher at two thirds (66%). Support has subsequently dropped
to 4-in-10 (39%) for the Iraq mission, and as little as one third for the
extension of that mission into Syria (32%).
“Our polling has been showing the appeal of
these military adventures waning among voters as they go on. This new one has
entered the charts at a lower level of approval than the mission to Iraq did,” said Forum
Research President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.
Lorne Bozinoff, Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum
Research. He can be reached at email@example.com or at (416)