September 11, 2021 – A nation-wide poll conducted by Forum Research on
September 10th among eligible Canadian voters shows that the
majority of Canadians were aware of the federal election debates. When asked, 57% of Canadians said they were
aware of the French debate, which took place on September 8th, and
66% of Canadians said they were aware of the English debate, which took place
on September 9th.
O’Toole was seen as the winner of the English debate, with 29% of Canadians
viewing him as having won. Trudeau lagged behind, with 17% of Canadians viewing
him as the winner, followed by Jagmeet Singh (10%), Annamie Paul (7%) and Yves-François
however, took a slight lead in the French debate, with 22% viewing him as the
winner. O’Toole placed second, with 18% viewing him as having won, followed
closely by Yves-François Blanchet (17%), Jagmeet Singh (7%) and Annamie Paul
contrast to the national perspective, Francophones viewed Blanchet’s
performance much more favourably, with 37% viewing him as having won the French
debate, followed by Trudeau (23%), O’Toole (9%), Singh (5%) and Paul (1%). This
aligned closely with the views of Quebec, with 35% of Quebecers viewing
Blanchet as having won, followed by Trudeau (21%), O’Toole (11%), Singh (5%)
and Paul (1%).
results also suggest that the debate had little influence on who Canadians are
voting for. When asked if anything in the debates made them consider changing
their vote, 81% of Canadians said no.
poll was conducted by Forum Research with the results based on an interactive
voice response telephone survey of 1,579 randomly selected eligible voters
across Canada. The poll was conducted on Sept 10th, 2021. Results
based on the total sample are considered accurate +/- 3%, 19 times out of 20. Subsample
and regional results will be less accurate.
Margins of error for subsample and regional results are available at www.forumresearch.com/samplestim.asp.
research is not necessarily predictive of future outcomes, but rather captures
opinion at one point in time. The poll was sponsored by Forum Research Inc. as
a public service. With offices across Canada and around the world, 100%
Canadian owned Forum Research is one of the country’s leading survey research
Research follows the CRIC Public Opinion Research Standards and Disclosure
Requirements that can be found here: https://canadianresearchinsightscouncil.ca/standards/