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What happened and why


 

The Canadian Election Study‘s survey results for the last federal campaign are online now and can be found here. The data includes an election period survey and a post-election survey and there’s enough there to consume your weekend. Over the next few days, I’ll try to post a few results of potential interest.

To start, some numbers on the federal leaders.

Percentage of respondents who knew the name of the Conservative leader: 75.9%
Percentage of respondents who knew the name of the Liberal leader: 70.1%
Percentage of respondents who knew the name of the NDP leader: 69.7%

How do you feel about Stephen Harper?
Really like 13%
Really dislike 50.6%
Don’t know how to rate him 10.9%

How do you feel about Stephane Dion?
Really like 3.4%
Really dislike 42.5%
Don’t know how to rate him 17.9%

How do you feel about Jack Layton?
Really like 10.4%
Really dislike 22.4%
Don’t know how to rate him 20.7%

Stephane Dion is a weak leader
Strongly agree 30.3%
Somewhat agree 26.0%
Somewhat disagree 20.3%
Strongly disagree 9.9%
Don’t know 12.7%

Stephen Harper has a hidden agenda
Strongly agree 26.3%
Somewhat agree 25.7%
Somewhat disagree 19.1%
Strongly disagree 15.2%
Don’t know 13.0%


 

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