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%