Canada Polling

Harper Government Cranks Up Polling

CBC | Dean Beeby, CBC News | Posted 06.14.2015 | Canada Politics

The Harper government has ordered extra taxpayer-paid polling in the months leading up to the scheduled October election, spending beyond its budget a...

Online Polls: Good for Lifestyle Quizzes, Not for Politics

Quito Maggi | Posted 05.27.2015 | Canada Politics
Quito Maggi

Online polls can be fun and if we want to determine the public's opinion on their favourite colour, or why they like Britney Spears better than Madonna, they can be accurate enough to be newsworthy, I suppose. I think we have to look at the differences between American and Canadian politics and culture to understand why online polls don't accurately reflect public opinion accurately enough when it comes to voting intentions.

Online Polls Are Better Than Phone Surveys in Almost Every Way

Angus Reid | Posted 05.27.2015 | Canada Politics
Angus Reid

I've been a pollster for 40 years. Internet polling enables us to explore subjects once very difficult, if not impossible, to cover via telephone surveys. Further, online polling provides opportunities to put video and photos in front of people for truer reactions.

B.C. Voting Reform Debate One Landslide Away

Jordan Bateman | Posted 12.07.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

It's impossible to keep a good idea down for long -- and a looming NDP landslide may put electoral reform back on British Columbia's political radar. Many casual observers would say such disconnect between the number of votes and seats is unfair. But this is becoming a recurring phenomenon in B.C. The way British Columbians elect MLAs was a hot topic of debate after the 2001 B.C. Liberal landslide, which saw a 58 per cent vote count turn into 97 per cent of the seats in the legislature.

Harper, Mulcair And End-Of-Summer Polls

Vincent St. Pierre | Posted 09.04.2012 | Canada Alberta
Vincent St. Pierre

Polling is a long haul game. Jitters of points inside margins of errors don't showcase who has different levels of support or who is the newest front runner in the media past time of political horse races.

Public Opinion Polls: Useless in Our Volatile Society?

Donald Lenihan | Posted 08.19.2011 | Canada
Donald Lenihan

Globalization, new technologies and immigration are dissolving many of the bonds that held societies together. Leaders can no longer count on the kind of stability and cohesion they used to take for granted.