Majority disapproves of early election call
3-in-10 Conservatives unhappy
2nd, 2015 - In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the
Forum Poll™ among 1399 Canadian voters, the majority disapproves of the early
election call leading to an 11 week campaign (59%), and this is especially the
case among the oldest (67%), Females (63%) rather than males (55%), mid-income
groups ($40K to $80K - 64%) and the very wealthy ($100K to $250K - 64%), in
Atlantic Canada (72%) and Quebec (69%), among Liberals and New Democrats (66%
and 76%, respectively) and even among 3-in-10 Conservative voters (30%).
Francophones are more upset (69%) than Anglophones (57%), as are the best
educated (post grad - 67%).
Approval of the
early election call is characteristic of 3-in-10 (29%), especially among
younger groups (35 to 44 - 33%), males (36%), the less wealthy ($20K to $40K -
34%), In Ontario (34%), the prairies and Alberta (35% each), among
Conservatives (57%) and among the least educated (37%). Just more than one
tenth don’t have an opinion on the election call (12%).
learned the wrath of an electorate scorned by an early call in 1990, and the
Conservatives should be wary this time around. Some of the groups who are most
disgruntled at this early, long, summer election are those whose votes the
government depends on most, seniors and the wealthy," 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)