Éric Grenier

Politics and polls

Éric Grenier is a senior writer and the CBC's polls analyst. He was the founder of ThreeHundredEight.com and has written for The Globe and Mail, Huffington Post Canada, The Hill Times, Le Devoir, and L’actualité.

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Dozens of People's Party riding associations deregistered

Dozens of electoral district associations affiliated with the People's Party of Canada have been deregistered by Elections Canada for failing to meet their reporting requirements — just months after the party contested its first general election.

Can anyone catch up to Bernie Sanders now?

In the race for the Democratic nomination, Bernie Sanders will be looking for his first big win in the Nevada caucuses today — while Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren will be looking for renewed signs of life.

Be warned, Conservatives: a failed leadership bid is not a career-builder

The fate of the contestants in the 2017 Conservative race show that losing a leadership bid is no way to burnish your resume.

Why the Democrats might be on track for a contested convention

Unless Bernie Sanders separates himself from a divided field, the Democrats could be headed for a contested convention in July.

Buttigieg is up, Biden is down in post-Iowa polls — and that has big implications

Post-Iowa gains in the polls for Pete Buttigieg limit Joe Biden's chances of winning the Democratic nomination.

Conservative voters like Peter MacKay. Does that mean party members will, too?

Polls of federal Conservative party supporters aren't necessarily indicative of who party members will elect as their new leader. But that doesn't make such polls meaningless.

Conservatives raised the most money in 2019 election, but lost their edge in final stretch

At the outset of the 2019 campaign, the Conservatives were the fundraising kings. They lost their crown to the Liberals and the NDP by the end.

Conservatives have a long, tumultuous history of trying to figure out Quebec

Since the death of John A. Macdonald, the Conservatives have struggled to maintain a lasting relationship with voters in Quebec.

To win the Conservative leadership, Erin O'Toole needs to be what he wasn't in 2017

Erin O'Toole pitches himself as a "true blue" Conservative and launched his leadership bid in Western Canada. Can he appeal to the voters he didn't win three years ago?

Peter MacKay is piling up the caucus endorsements — but will they matter?

In the Conservative leadership race, Peter MacKay is already way ahead — in caucus endorsements. What impact might MP endorsements have in a race that will be shorter than the one in 2017?

What Pierre Poilievre's exit means for the Conservative leadership race

Pierre Poilievre was setting himself up to be Peter MacKay's biggest competition for the Conservative leadership. Now that title goes to Erin O'Toole — or someone else.

Quebec is up for grabs in the Conservative leadership race — and it's a prize worth grabbing

With Jean Charest out of the running, Quebec is wide open for the other candidates in the Conservative leadership race.

Not all lanes will lead Conservative leadership candidates to the finish line

There are only so many paths to victory each candidate can take in the Conservative Party leadership race. Which ones have the most promise?

Conservative leadership fee makes this the most expensive race ever — but is it worth the price?

The cover charge for being a candidate in the Conservative leadership is the highest this country has ever seen. Is the price right?

How the Conservatives' leadership rules could limit the field this time

The criteria set by the Conservatives for 2020's leadership contest would have kept most of 2017's candidates out of the race.