National Press Releases & Articles


Conservatives lead in Whitby-Oshawa

| Filed under: National

In the federal riding of Whitby-Oshawa, where a by-election will be held on November 17th, the Conservative candidate, Pat Perkins, has more than 4-in-10 votes (41%) to about one third for her Liberal counterpart, Celina Caesar-Chavannes (32%). The NDP candidate would be supported by 15%.

One half of Canadians are NHL fans

| Filed under: National

Just more than one half (53%) are NHL hockey fans, which may represent as many as 14 million fans across the country.

A Discussion on Survey Weights

| Filed under: National, Ontario, Toronto

There has been much discussion over the Forum Poll’s recent Toronto mayoral poll which showed Doug Ford closing the gap on John Tory. To respond to this discussion a brief examination on the statistical methods of survey weighting is required.

Liberal lead tightens again as nation goes to war

| Filed under: National

Close to 4-in-10 will vote Liberal if the federal election were held today (38%), compared to just more than a third who will vote Conservative (34%).

Eisenberger with mayoral lead in Hamilton

| Filed under: National

Just more than one quarter will vote for Fred Eisenberger for mayor in the upcoming municipal election (26%), compared to a sixth who will vote for Brad Clark (17%). Eisenberger has twice the support of Brian McHattie (12%) or any other candidates (11%).

Watson with clear lead over Maguire for mayor

| Filed under: National

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1096 Ottawa voters, more than 4-in-10 will vote for incumbent mayor Jim Watson (44%), compared to fewer than half this proportion who will vote for his nearest contender, Mike Maguire (17%).

All tied up in New Brunswick

| Filed under: National

Exactly equal proportions, 4-in-10, will vote for Brian Gallant's Liberals or David Alward's Progressive Conservatives (40% each). This stands in contrast to last week, when the Liberals held a healthy lead (September 11, Liberals - 42%, Progressive Conservatives - 32%).

Australia, Switzerland, Sweden most favoured nations

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1581 Canadians 18 years of age and older, Australia posted the highest favourable score (86%) and an extremely high net favourable score (favourable minus unfavourable) of +78 when respondents were presented with a list of 10 OECD countries.

Majority of Canadians oppose Scottish independence

| Filed under: National

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll among 1541 Canadians 18 years of age and older, one fifth (21%) claimed to come from a Scottish background. More than one half of Canadians (58%) do not favour Scottish independence.

Liberal lead tightens in New Brunswick

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 732 New Brunswick voters 11 days before the September 22 provincial election, just more than 4-in-10 will vote Liberal (42%), compared to about a third who will vote Progressive Conservative (32%), for a 10 point lead in favour of the Liberals.