4-in-10 rate new senators favourably

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4-in-10 rate new senators favourably

Enthusiasm highest among youngest

TORONTO April 6th, 2016 - In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1455 Canadian voters, close to 4-in-10 rated the seven new senators appointed by Prime Minister Trudeau favourably (38%) and close to a fifth rated them as “excellent” (17%). Enthusiasm for these senatorial choices is highest among the youngest voters (44% favourable, 23% excellent), among the wealthy ($80K to $100K - 44%), in Atlantic Canada (44%), among Liberal supporters (58%) as well as among the plurality of New Democrats (41%) and among the best educated (post grad - 45%). In fact, the only group among whom the majority rates these new senators unfavourably are Conservative supporters (52%).

“It appears the Prime Minister has hit the sweet spot with these seven appointments. The last time we tested approval of the senate, barely one in seven were had a favourable opinion (14%), and just a fraction thought the senate was “excellent” (2%),” said Forum Research President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.

Lorne Bozinoff, Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at lbozinoff@forumresearch.com or at (416) 960-9603.