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Plurality Say Morneau Ineffective as Minister of
9th – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum
Poll™ among 1281 Canadian voters, more than 4 in 10
(BTM2: 44%) say Bill Morneau is ineffective as the Minister of Finance, with an
equal proportion saying he is either somewhat ineffective (22%) or very
About a third
(TOP2: 30%) say that he is effective as the Minister of Finance, but few (6%)
say he is very effective.
A quarter (26%) say they do not know whether Morneau is
effective or ineffective as Minister of Finance.
Respondents most likely to say Morneau is ineffective
include those aged 35-34 (47%) or 55-64 (49%), males (49%), earning
$80,000-$100,000 (55%), living on the prairies (MB/SK) (60%) or Alberta (58%),
supporting the Conservatives (70%), and with some college/university (47%) or a
post-graduate degree (44%).
Respondents most likely to say Morneau is effective include
those aged 65+ (45%), earning $40,000-$60,000 (34%), $60,000-$80,000 (36%), or
the most wealthy (34%), living in Atlantic Canada (41%), supporting the
Liberals (53%), and with a post-graduate degree.
“The plurality say that Morneau is ineffective as Minister of Finance
and, perhaps unsurprisingly, that includes the majority of Conservative
supporters,” said Dr. Lorne Bozinoff, President of Forum Research. “While a
third say Morneau is effective, including more than half of Liberal supporters,
of particular concern should be that fewer than one in ten say he’s very effective.”
Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at
email@example.com or at (416) 960-9603.