Trudeau père reigns in our hearts
Chretien a close second
TORONTO August 10th, 2015- In a random sampling
of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1392 Canadian voters, one
quarter said that, of the past 6 elected Prime Ministers, Pierre Elliot Trudeau
was the best (25%), and he is followed by Jean Chretien (22%). More than one tenth
say none of the six was best (13%) and just fewer pick Stephen Harper (12%). No
other recent Prime Minister makes double digits on this measure (Brian Mulroney
- 9%, Paul Martin - 6%, Joe Clark - 4%). One tenth don’t know who was best
Trudeau is preferred by the oldest (31%), in Atlantic Canada
(36%) and Ontario (31%). Stephen Harper is especially preferred by prairie
residents and Albertans (21% each).
Among Conservatives, Harper is clearly seen to be the best
PM (39%). Among Liberals, Chretien (34%) and Trudeau (36%) are tied. Among New
Democrats, Trudeau (30%) is favoured over Chretien (23%).
haunts us still. After more than 20 years, Pierre Elliot Trudeau is still the
most popular leader the country has had, followed closely by his protégé and
successor, Jean Chretien. The fact that Stephen Harper barely makes it out of
single digits after being in power 10 years speaks volumes to his lack of
personal charisma," 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) 960-9603.