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From our vote-rich universities


 

I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but the Higher Education Strategy folks have released a new brief on the voting intentions of Canadian university students:

As Canadians head to the polls on Monday, survey data compiled during the past year by Higher Education Strategy Associates’ Canadian Education Project sheds light on the voting intentions and priorities of Canadian university students. According to a survey of 1,314 students conducted between April 21st and 27th, 2011, the New Democratic Party has edged ahead of the Liberals as the most popular party among students, with 27% and 25% planning to vote for each (respectively). Sixteen percent of students plan to vote Conservative, and 10% plan to vote green. More than one in five remain undecided with the election just days away.*  Among the 1,314 respondents, 76% said they were very likely and another 10% said they were somewhat likely to vote


 

From our vote-rich universities

  1. Well, somebody wanted our young people to get out and vote…LOL

  2. Kind of surprising the Conservatives out poll them here.

  3. "New Democratic Party has edged ahead of the Liberals as the most popular party among students, with 27% and 25% planning to vote for each (respectively). Sixteen percent of students plan to vote Conservative, and 10% plan to vote green."

    Shocking how middle class and respectable our university students are. Isn't this time to not be like your parents, to be different? Green seems low, and I wonder why students don't vote for other thrid party.

  4. They should poll these same people after they get a real job and start paying taxes.

    • You must be referring to all the major polls released over the past week that confirm a NDP surge, bringing it almost neck and neck with the Conservatives.

  5. Yet StatsCan actuals show that 37.4% of eligible voters 18-24 actually bothered to cast a ballot in the last election.

  6. I wonder if there is a snowball effect happening here.

    Polls show the NDP moving ahead and then people begin to think the NDP have a chance, so they get on-board and plan to vote for them, too, (when the otherwise wouldn't have because they thought that a vote for NDP would have been, like voting to keep the Conservatives in power because there wasn't enough support for Liberals to pass the Conservatives).

    Now, the snowball just keeps rolling. I wonder if this is just the "polls" showing surges or if these surges will really be represented come Monday. I can't wait to see!

    With Love and Gratitude,

    Jeremiah

  7. It's because the Greens are crazy. Homeopathy and anti-nuclear stances are not something that university students are exactly supportive of.

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