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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 12:52 PM

Nearly half of Canadians disapprove of federal Tories, dislike Stephen Harper: Poll

Nearly half of Canadians continue to object to the federal Tories and disapprove of their boss, according to national poll numbers released by an Ottawa-based research firm.

A large amount participants in a recent poll by Abacus Data - 49% - disapproved of the Harper government, while 34% approved.

The same proportion of Canadians surveyed this month - 49% - had an unfavourable view of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, while 35% had a favourable impression.

"The approval rating of the government overall has been this way basically since January," Abacus CEO David Coletto said. "It is not good news that this is happening. The only silver lining from a political point of view is that the opposition parties are still disjointed ... there is this large group of people that oppose the government but yet they're not coalescing around one alternative."


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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 02:09 PM

1. according to Harris-Decima Research.....

In terms of national voting intentions:

* Nationally, the NDP and Conservatives are neck and neck.
Over the last two weeks, the NDP stand at 32%, the Conservatives 31%, the Liberals 23%, the Greens 7%, and the BQ 5%.

* The NDP continue to hold a strong lead in Quebec.
The NDP is at 36%, the BQ 21%, the Liberals 19%, the Conservatives 15%, and Greens 8%.

* A tight three-way race exists in Ontario.
The Conservatives are at 33%, the NDP 32%, the Liberals 29%, and the Green 6%.

* The NDP and Conservatives are fighting a close battle in BC.
The NDP stands at 36%, the Conservatives 33%, the Liberals 20%, and the Greens 10%.

* The Conservatives are well in front on the Prairies.
In Manitoba and Saskatchewan, the Conservatives are at 47%, the NDP 30%, the Liberals 18%, and the Greens 5%.
In Alberta, the Conservatives stand at 62%, the NDP 16%, the Liberals 13%, and the Greens 8%.

* In Atlantic Canada.
The NDP and Liberals are neck and neck. The NDP stands at 36%, the Liberals 35%, the Conservatives 22%, and the Greens 5%.


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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:31 PM

2. over at fox-news-north (the Toronto Sun)

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from the same article:

Sun Reader Poll: Do you think Harper's doing a good job?

42% Yup, Steve's the man
2852 votes

56% Nope, the Tories are going down
3793 votes

1% I don't follow politics


Even though the article and poll were conducted yesterday (voting is still open by the way), I had a hard time today trying to find it by navigating the Sun's site, but it came up right away with a google search

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