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Mario Canseco

Vice President, Angus Reid Public Opinion

Mario is responsible for designing survey questionnaires on a wide range of sociological and political issues. These surveys have garnered thousands of mentions in domestic and foreign media outlets.

Mario has worked in the election teams for all the democratic processes that have been covered by Angus Reid using its unique online methodology, including the 2008 and 2011 Canadian Federal Elections.

Mario has followed more than 100 legislative and presidential elections around the world, granting hundreds of interviews to discuss poll results and provide commentary about international politics. His articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Time, the Vancouver Sun, the Ottawa Citizen, the Latin American Advisor, The Tyee, Vancouver Magazine and La Razon.

Mario holds an MJ from the University of British Columbia, and a BA in Communication from Mexico City’s Universidad Iberoamericana. He is also a contributing editor of Vancouver Magazine and a board member of the Monarca Canada Foundation and the Focus Foundation of British Columbia.
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Do Canadians Really Like Stephen Harper?

Last week marked the seven-year anniversary of the Conservative Party's minority government. Since Harper took office, only three countries that are part of the G-8 have not enacted a shift in their governing party at least once: Canada, Germany and Russia. Despite this longevity, Harper has not established a phenomenal connection with a majority of Canadian voters. In the annual Angus Reid Public Opinion poll that looks at past and present prime ministers, Harper was regarded as the worst one since 1968 by one-in-four Canadians. Still, the current Prime Minister has succeeded in creating a base of support, sustaining it, and growing it after every election.
12/07/2012 12:19 EST