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Election Day Poll

CBC/Radio Canada Election Day Poll

On election day, the Environics Research GroupLink opens in new window polled Canadians, seeking their views on how the political system is working. We also have information on the methodology used in the survey.

Throughout this document, * = less than one percent.

See polling data on the following ridings: Kings-Hants, Outremont, Oshawa, Etobicoke-Lakeshore, and Burnaby-Douglas.


Riding: Kings-Hants

1. Thinking about all the issues in the current federal election, which one is the most important in influencing your vote:

Percent
Health care/health care system 44
Poor Government/poor leadership/government scandals/sponsorship issue 6
Unemployment -
Economy 2
Taxes 2
Poverty/ homelessness/ hunger *
Canada-U.S relations *
International issues/ war/ peace *
Environment/ pollution 1
Education 3
Crime/law and order *
Deficit/debt 1
Social issues/ social safety net/ social programs 3
National unity/Quebec -
Time for a change *
Other 3
DK/NA 17

 

2. Which of the following factors is the most important in influencing how you are voting in this election?

Percent
The party and its platform 28
The leader of the party 23
The candidate of the party in your riding 43
Other 1
DK/NA 4

 

3. In your opinion, which of the following party leaders would make the best Prime Minister of Canada?

Percent
Paul Martin 41
Jack Layton 12
Stephen Harper 19
Gilles Duceppe 2
None of the above 8
OTHER *
DK/NA 18

 

4. Thinking back to the last federal election that was held in November 2000, did you vote for the candidate of the [READ AND ROTATE] party?

Percent
Liberal 30
Progressive Conservative 32
Canadian Alliance, or 2
New Democratic 15
Other Party 1
Did not vote 8
DK/NA 13

 

5. In this election, have you or will you be voting for?

With Undecided Without Undecided
Liberal candidate Scott Brison 43 51
Conservative candidate Bob Mullan 25 30
New Democrat candidate Skip Hambling 13 16
Green party candidate 2 2
Other party 2 2
Refuse
DK/NA 16

 

6. Now imagine for a moment that none of the current candidates were running in this election and that you were only voting for a political party. Which of the following parties would you vote for?

Percent
The Liberal Party 35
The Conservative Party 29
The New Democratic Party 19
Green Party 2
Other Party 1
Refuse
DK/NA 14

 

7. Do you approve of disapprove of Scott Brison�s decision to change political parties to run as Liberal candidate in this election?

Percent
Approve 46
Disapprove 36
DK/NA 19

 

8. Do you think the Conservative Party is:

Percent
More like the old Progressive Conservative Party 11
More like the old Canadian Alliance Party 34
Or is it a true merger of the two parties? 31
DK/NA 24

 

9. Do you think the Conservative Party is or is not able to represent the interests and concerns of the Atlantic provinces in Ottawa if it were to form a government after election day?

Percent
Is able to 41
Is not able to 45
DK/NA 13

 

10. Do you support or oppose allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry?

Percent
Support 47
Oppose 35
DK/NA 18

 

11. Has the sponsorship issue influenced the way you are voting in the election?

Percent
Yes 29
No 67
DK/NA 4

 

 

Riding: Outremont

1. Thinking about all the issues in the current federal election, which one is the most important in influencing your vote:

Percent
Health care/health care system 35
Poor Government/poor leadership/government scandals/sponsorship issue 11
Unemployment 2
Economy 8
Taxes 2
Poverty/ homelessness/ hunger 2
Canada-U.S relations 1
International issues/ war/ peace 2
Environment/ pollution 3
Education 2
Crime/law and order 1
Deficit/debt 1
Social issues/ social safety net/ social programs 6
National unity/Quebec 5
Time for a change 3
Other 1
DK/NA 9

 

2. Which of the following factors is the most important in influencing how you are voting in this election?

Percent
The party and its platform 61
The leader of the party 21
The candidate of the party in your riding 14
Other 2
DK/NA 1

 

3. In your opinion, which of the following party leaders would make the best Prime Minister of Canada?

Percent
Paul Martin 38
Jack Layton 15
Stephen Harper 7
Gilles Duceppe 15
None of the above 18
OTHER *
DK/NA 6

 

4. Thinking back to the last federal election that was held in November 2000, did you vote for the candidate of the [READ AND ROTATE] party?

Percent
Liberal 42
Progressive Conservative 2
Canadian Alliance, or 1
New Democratic 8
Bloc Quebecois 22
Other Party 5
Did not vote 14
DK/NA 7

 

5. In this election, have you or will you be voting for?

With Undecided Without Undecided
Liberal candidate Jean Lapierre 30 35
Conservative candidate Marc Rousseau 6 7
New Democrat candidate Omar Aktouf 14 16
Bloc Quebecois candidate Fran�ois Rebello 31 35
Green party candidate 3 3
Other party 4 5
Refuse
DK/NA 13

 

6. Now imagine for a moment that none of the current candidates were running in this election and that you were only voting for a political party. Which of the following parties would you vote for?

Percent
The Liberal Party 33
The Conservative Party 5
The New Democratic Party 18
The Bloc Quebecois 27
Green Party 4
Other Party 2
Refuse
DK/NA 10

 

7. Liberal candidate Jean Lapierre was once a member of the Bloc Quebecois. Does this make him a better candidate for the Liberal Party today, does it make him a worse candidate, or does it make no difference?

Percent
Better 10
Worse 23
Makes no difference 58
DK/NA 8

 

8. And do you think that Jean Lapierre is or is not able to represent the interests and concerns of Quebec in Ottawa if he were elected and if the Liberals were to form a government after election day?

Percent
Yes, is able 52
No, is not able 32
DK/NA 16

 

9. Do you favour or oppose Quebec becoming an independent and sovereign country?

Percent
Favour 32
Oppose 57
DK/NA 12

 

10. Has the sponsorship issue influenced the way you are voting in the election?

Percent
Yes 50
No 48
DK/NA 3

 

 

Riding: Oshawa

1. Thinking about all the issues in the current federal election, which one is the most important in influencing your vote:

Percent
Health care/health care system 50
Poor Government/poor leadership/government scandals/sponsorship issue 8
Unemployment 1
Economy 2
Taxes 5
Poverty/ homelessness/ hunger -
Canada-U.S relations 1
International issues/ war/ peace *
Environment/ pollution 2
Education 2
Crime/law and order *
Deficit/debt 1
Social issues/ social safety net/ social programs 2
National unity/Quebec -
Time for a change 1
Other 2
DK/NA 14

 

2. Which of the following factors is the most important in influencing how you are voting in this election?

Percent
The party and its platform 42
The leader of the party 26
The candidate of the party in your riding 25
Other 4
DK/NA 3

 

3. In your opinion, which of the following party leaders would make the best Prime Minister of Canada?

Percent
Paul Martin 35
Jack Layton 18
Stephen Harper 24
Gilles Duceppe 1
None of the above 10
OTHER 1
DK/NA 12

 

4. Thinking back to the last federal election that was held in November 2000, did you vote for the candidate of the [READ AND ROTATE] party?

Percent
Liberal 40
Progressive Conservative 18
Canadian Alliance, or 6
New Democratic 17
Other Party 2
Did not vote 10
DK/NA 7

 

5. In this election, have you or will you be voting for?

With Undecided Without Undecided
Liberal candidate Louise Parkes 30 33
Conservative candidate Colin Carrie 27 30
New Democrat candidate Sid Ryan 27 30
Green party candidate 3 3
Other party 4 5
Refuse
DK/NA 9

 

6. Is this candidate and political party your first choice, or are you voting this way mainly because you want to make sure that some other party doesn't win?

Percent
First choice 58
Other party doesn�t win 30
Both 7
DK/NA 5

 

 

7. Would you describe yourself as someone who seriously considered voting New Democrat but are now voting Liberal because you are concerned that the Conservatives might form a government and you want to try to stop that from happening?

Percent
Yes 34
No 64
DK/NA 2

 

8. Do you like NDP leader Jack Layton or not?

Percent
Yes 46
No 42
DK/NA 12

 

9. Have the health tax increases in the recent budget introduced by the Ontario government influenced the way you are voting in the federal election?

Percent
Yes 48
No 49
DK/NA 3

 

10. Are you a member of a labour union?

Percent
Yes 24
No 76
DK/NA -

 

11. Has the sponsorship issue influenced the way you are voting in the election?

Percent
Yes 33
No 59
DK/NA 8

 

 

Riding: Etobicoke-Lakeshore

1. Thinking about all the issues in the current federal election, which one is the most important in influencing your vote:

Percent
Health care/health care system 36
Poor Government/poor leadership/government scandals/sponsorship issue 11
Unemployment -
Economy 2
Taxes 4
Poverty/ homelessness/ hunger *
Canada-U.S relations *
International issues/ war/ peace 1
Environment/ pollution 3
Education 1
Crime/law and order *
Deficit/debt 1
Social issues/ social safety net/ social programs 1
National unity/Quebec *
Time for a change 1
Other 6
DK/NA 16

 

2. Which of the following factors is the most important in influencing how you are voting in this election?

Percent
The party and its platform 47
The leader of the party 28
The candidate of the party in your riding 19
Other 2
DK/NA 4

 

3. In your opinion, which of the following party leaders would make the best Prime Minister of Canada?

Percent
Paul Martin 45
Jack Layton 11
Stephen Harper 21
Gilles Duceppe 1
None of the above 9
OTHER -
DK/NA 13

 

4. Thinking back to the last federal election that was held in November 2000, did you vote for the candidate of the [READ AND ROTATE] party?

Percent
Liberal 49
Progressive Conservative 17
Canadian Alliance, or 6
New Democratic 10
Other Party 1
Did not vote 9
DK/NA 8

 

5. In this election, have you or will you be voting for?

With Undecided Without Undecided
Liberal candidate Jean Augustine 43 49
Conservative candidate John Capobianco 28 31
New Democrat candidate Margaret Anne McHugh 15 17
Green party candidate 1 1
Other party 1 1
Refuse
DK/NA 11

 

6. Do you think the Conservative Party is:

Percent
More like the old Progressive Conservative Party 11
More like the old Canadian Alliance Party 35
Or is it a true merger of the two parties? 31
DK/NA 23

 

7. Have the health tax increases in the recent budget introduced by the Ontario government influenced the way you are voting in the federal election?

Percent
Yes 35
No 62
DK/NA 3

 

8. Has the sponsorship issue influenced the way you are voting in the election?

Percent
Yes 41
No 54
DK/NA 5

 

 

Burnaby-Douglas

1. Thinking about all the issues in the current federal election, which one is the most important in influencing your vote:

Percent
Health care/health care system 41
Poor Government/poor leadership/government scandals/sponsorship issue 9
Unemployment 1
Economy 3
Taxes 4
Poverty/ homelessness/ hunger 1
Canada-U.S relations 1
International issues/ war/ peace 2
Environment/ pollution 3
Education 3
Crime/law and order *
Deficit/debt 1
Social issues/ social safety net/ social programs 4
National unity/Quebec -
Time for a change 1
Other 3
DK/NA 13

 

2. Which of the following factors is the most important in influencing how you are voting in this election?

Percent
The party and its platform 50
The leader of the party 26
The candidate of the party in your riding 18
Other 3
DK/NA 3

 

3. In your opinion, which of the following party leaders would make the best Prime Minister of Canada?

Percent
Paul Martin 35
Jack Layton 22
Stephen Harper 22
Gilles Duceppe 1
None of the above 8
OTHER *
DK/NA 12

 

4. Thinking back to the last federal election that was held in November 2000, did you vote for the candidate of the [READ AND ROTATE] party?

Percent
Liberal 30
Progressive Conservative 5
Canadian Alliance, or 11
New Democratic 33
Other Party 2
Did not vote 12
DK/NA 7

 

5. In this election, have you or will you be voting for?

With Undecided Without Undecided
Liberal candidate Bill Cunningham 26 29
Conservative candidate George Drazenovic 25 27
New Democrat candidate Bill Siksay 34 38
Green party candidate 2 2
Other party 3 3
Refuse
DK/NA 10

 

6. Do you think former Member of Parliament Svend Robinson was or was not a good member of parliament for your riding?

Percent
Was 75
Was not 13
DK/NA 12

 

7. Now thinking about the British Columbia provincial government led by Gordon Campbell, do you think it is a closer to the federal Conservative Party, the federal Liberal Party, or the federal New Democratic Party in its polices and programs?

Percent
Conservative Party 43
Liberal Party 29
New Democratic Party 4
Some/All 2
DK/NA 22

 

8. Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the performance of the British Columbia provincial government?

Percent
Satisfied 32
Dissatisfied 63
DK/NA 5

 

9. Has the performance of the Gordon Campbell provincial government influenced the way you are voting in the federal election?

Percent
Yes 34
No 63
DK/NA 3

 

10. Has the sponsorship issue influenced the way you are voting in the election?

Percent
Yes 43
No 53
DK/NA 4

 

 

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