Little Consensus on
Next Federal NDP Leader
Half “don’t know”, one quarter want “someone else”
In a random sampling
of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1474 Canadian voters, there is
little consensus on the favoured leader for the federal New Democratic Party.
One half have no opinion (50%) and one quarter want to see someone other than
the 5 prominent New Democrats listed (24%).
Among the few who
make a choice, there is relatively equal (and minimal) preference for Alexandre
Boulerice (who has posted on Facebook that he is not running - 7%), Nathan
Cullen (6%), Niki Ashton and Charlie Angus (5% each). Few prefer Peter Julian
Among New Democrats,
Charlie Angus is more strongly preferred (10%) than he is among the general
populace and slightly fewer say “someone else” should be leader (19%). Aleandre
Boulerice is also slightly more likely to be preferred by New Democrats (9%),
but his popularity is limited to Quebec (26%).
“Given that no New
Democrat has actually gotten around to declaring his or her candidacy, it is
not surprising that the population has a less than enthusiastic reaction to any
one prospect" said Forum Research President, Dr.
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