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Daily Tracking: September 4, 2021

This survey was conducted using High Definition Interactive Voice Response (HD-IVR™) technology, which allows respondents to enter their preferences by punching the keypad on their phone, rather than telling them to an operator. In an effort to reduce the coverage bias of landline only RDD, we created a dual landline/cell phone RDD sampling frame for this research. As a result, we are able to reach those with a landline and cell phone, as well as cell phone only households and landline only households.

The field dates for this survey are September 1-3, 2021. In total, a random sample of 1,274 Canadians aged 18 and over responded to the survey. The margin of error associated with the total sample is +/- 2.8 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

Please note that the margin of error increases when the results are sub-divided (i.e., error margins for sub-groups such as region, sex, age, education). All the data have been statistically weighted by age, gender, and region to ensure the sample’s composition reflects that of the actual population of Canada according to Census data.

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11 comments to Daily Tracking: September 4, 2021

  • Tom

    People thinking of voting PPC: Don’t let people fool you into voting another party by using the splitting the vote argument. The political spectrum is moving left. What was once left is centre, and once right now is considered far right . Voting for another party will only strengthen that. A vote not based on one’s values is a vote wasted. Please…. If you are thinking of voting PPC, do it. It’s the only way they have a shot at winning some ridings. You can be the difference!

  • Bob Atkinson

    Sorry Tom, I don’t agree with you. Parties like the PPC and Green are nothing but splinter parties led by malcontents who didn’t like the way the PCs and/or Liberals were handling things. They may win a few seats, but they never provide any meaningful input into running the country – they just kind of hang around fusing and fuming about things, the rare time they get the chance, and taking up space and taxpayer funding that could be put to better use. They do however “split the vote” helping to give rise to minority governments during which time, as is often the case, very little gets done. I am 82 years old and if I live to be 182 I will never understand why anyone would waste their vote on one of these “splinter” parties, but, of course, we do live in a democratic country so there is that…

  • Phil

    Tom I’m very much okay with those who vote for anybody but Bernier. I actually liked Max being willing to challenge the status quo but when he played the take my ball and go home card after losing to Scheer he lost me.

    There is no question that the entire electoral choice of the mainstream is moving left. But that pendulum will swing. I think it’s because people are more comfortable being in community as opposed to having no desire to support a divisive, racialized, inexperienced group from the far right.

    Last time a further right group came along conservatives learned they would cede seats to the other party experienced in governing this great land.

    If you are thinking of voting PPC you likely don’t come from the NDP or libs. Your drift far right will not elect an opposing position it will lead to a further move to the left for several more elections.

    There is no more appetite for the dark fascist right than the dark communist left.

    Please if you are thinking you are gonna vote PPC have another think about the damage you can cause. There is no incentive for any electable party to move right if the fringe of the right is horrific and it is.

  • Bob Atkinson

    Pray tell what is the point in giving your viewers the opportunity to leave a reply when you just screen them out if you don’t happen to agree with them. My post was completely innocuous and there was no reason to screen it out. It was one viewer’s opinion, just like the previous poster. The point I was trying to make is that parties, such as the PPC, split the vote and contribute to the problem of minority governments which don’t really do any of us much good as demonstrated over the last 18 months.

  • Josephvs

    Tom, you’re 100% right

  • Sean

    One of two people will be Prime Minister after this election is over. Justin Trudeau, or Erin O’Toole. If you want to keep Justin, you can vote for him, or for any of the other parties (NDP, PPC, Bloc, etc) that hold his only contender back. If you want him GONE, like I do, vote for Erin O’Toole and the Conservative Party.

  • I agree with Sean, if you want to have your children, and their children and their children saddled with the ever blossoming debt then vote for Justin, he just promised anther billion to ban hand guns that if ever it succeeded the criminals would still have their guns. Meanwhile as we are in the most perilous position we have likely ever been in we have a political party that wants to push though it’s social agendas while the whole country suffers.
    If not vote for Erin, he at least is not a puppet master that threatens anyone who stands against him with immediate expulsion. We may yet have a chance to be a free and democratic society if we can allow those in government who are supposed to represent the people to do so can vote their conscience and the will of their constituents.

  • Sean, you’re absolutely right on!!

  • carl Tyrell (dit Antaya)

    What is clearly lacking in the Canadian political spectrum is a centrist party.
    We are in a devolution of the party system that clearly no longer represents the electorate.
    A political class that no longer have the calling for the benefit of all, just the few.

  • Steve

    I’ve voted Conservative my whole life, unfortunately, these new “Conservatives” are actually progressive liberals. I will not vote for them. As much as I hate Trudeau, if O’Toole wins this election he will not correct anything in a meaningful way. The way our parties are run needs to change. They needs to become the parties of their members rather than the parties of the executive. Open primaries in every riding, the introduction of a recall, with the riding association holding the stick over the central party not the other way around. The riding association and local membership is the grassroots. The parties are not interested in what their own members want, they’re only interested in power. Despite my disdain of the Grits, I will not be voting CPC this time around

  • Joyce m Hum

    I believe Trudeau will win a majority. They will do well in Ontario and Quebec. I also believe they will pick up seats in Western Canada. I bet Jason Kenny has spoil the soup in Alberta, hence more votes for the NDP and maybe, yes maybe even a few votes for the Liberals.

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