The Pollcast: What do Canadians think of Justin Trudeau's plan for ISIS, refugees?
Host Éric Grenier is joined by the Angus Reid Institute's Shachi Kurl
The CBC Pollcast, hosted by CBC poll analyst and ThreeHundredEight.com founder Éric Grenier, explores the world of political polls and the trends they show.
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Joining Éric on today's podcast is the Angus Reid Institute's Senior Vice-President Shachi Kurl, who has new numbers on what Canadians think of the Liberals' plans to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada before year's end and to halt the bombing campaign against ISIS.
"When it comes to what to do about the mission," says Kurl, "two-thirds are actually opting for choices or answers that are not in line with the Trudeau government's plan to continue training but end the bombing missions."
The polls suggest that a majority oppose the government's plan to resettle 25,000 refugees by Jan. 1 by a margin of 54 to 42 per cent, while 62 per cent of Canadians think that Canada should continue its current bombing mission of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, or even increase its scope.
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The poll on refugees was conducted on November 16, interviewing 1,503 Canadians. The poll on the ISIS mission was conducted on November 18, interviewing 1,508 Canadians. As the polls were done online, margins of error do not apply.