Few aware Mulcair is dual citizen
One quarter less likely to
vote NDP as a result
TORONTO September 30th, 2015 - In a random
sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1499 Canadian voters,
just more than one quarter are aware Tom Mulcair is also a citizen of France
(27%), and this knowledge is common to the oldest (38%), males (32%), the
wealthiest (31%), in Alberta (38%) but not, surprisingly, in Quebec (21%),
among more Conservatives (34%) than New Democrats (30%) and among the best
One quarter less likely to vote
One quarter of voters in total are less likely to vote NDP
knowing Tom Mulcair is a dual citizen (26%), and this comprises as many as one
quarter of Liberals (25%) and 4-in-10 prospective Conservatives (43%). More
worrisome, about a tenth of New Democrats are less likely to vote their party
because their leader is also a French citizen (8%).
“It’s not a huge
effect, but in a tight election, the fact that a fifth of Liberals and a tenth
of New Democrats might be less likely to vote the party because of Mulcair’s
citizenship should worry the NDP, who are relying on soft Liberal votes for a
victory," said Forum Research President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.
Lorne Bozinoff, Ph.D. is
the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at (416) 960-9603.