Chong Favoured in
Conservative Leadership Contest
Chong and Raitt favoured among party members, Half want “someone
TORONTO December 8th
– In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll among 1304
Canadian voters, Michael Chong leads preference for a Conservative leader among
the general public (10%), followed by Lisa Raitt (8%), Kellie Leitch (7%),
Chris Alexander (6%) and Maxime Bernier (5%) and Steve Blaney (5%). Andrew
Scheer (3%) and Brad Trost (2%) have less support. Other candidates were
excluded for brevity.
It must be pointed
out that fully half the sample opts for “someone else” (53%), other than the 8
voters, there is no clear favourite, and Chris Alexander (8%), Steve Blaney
(9%), Michael Chong (8%) and Lisa Raitt (8%) are evenly matched. One half
choose “someone else”.
Among a very small
sample of Conservative Party members (n=65), Raitt (12%) and Chong (10%) are
tied, and followed by Chris Alexander (9%) and Kellie Leitch (8%). One half
want “someone else” (48%).
“We are drawing
closer to the Leadership Convention, and interested voters have had the chance
to see two debates now. Yet, Conservatives still haven’t seen the candidate
they want, and one half won’t support any of the people running," said Forum Research President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.
Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at
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