Poll: Liberal support rising under Rae

Rae’s net approval rating 24 points higher than Harper


Support for the federal Liberal party has climbed to 25 per cent during Bob Rae’s tenure as interim Liberal leader, according to a recent Forum Research poll. The same survey shows support for the ruling Conservatives has slipped to 35 per cent. NDP support sits at 28 per cent; the Bloc hold six per cent and the Greens four per cent. Forum president Lorne Bozinoff told The Star, “Bob Rae’s doing a good job of raising the Liberals’ profile,” whose net approval rating, according to the survey, is 24 points higher than Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s. The poll of 1,211 Canadians had a margin of error of 2.8 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

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Poll: Liberal support rising under Rae

  1. It probably doesn’t hurt that the NDP is currently leaderless, but that 24-point lead in net approval rating is particularly impressive when one considers how huge a lead Harper had over Iggy during the election.

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    • Um, that 24 point lead in approval includes all those regions. The party’s numbers will shift to reflect the leadership numbers over time.

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