Or – wait, I can’t tell – is that actually Foucault’s pendulum? Hopefully, the regional breakdowns will help.
Conservatives: 33 (-)
Liberals: 29 (-)
NDP: 20 (-)
Greens: 7 (-)
Bloc Quebecois: 10 (-1)
Undecided: 14 (-1)
A tasty little appetizer on why we vote the way we do, which finds that 27% of Canadians say they’re voting for “the party that can best manage the economy”, closely followed by 26% who choose a party “with views like me”, 16% who are voting “to stop the Conservatives from getting elected”, 13% for the “strongest party leader” and just 11% who “always vote for the same party.” Oh, and 6% who are “unsure”.
UPDATE: Since it’s all status quo-y, a few notes on what has changed in the regional breakdowns:
- The zany moodswings amongst Atlanteans continue to rage through the numbers – Tories down six from yesterday, Liberals up and NDP down eight – and the Greens up four. (Watch out, Defence Minister, she’s coming for you!)
- Over in Quebec, the Conservatives are back in the teens at 19 – down one point from yesterday – as are the Liberals, who plummeted two whole points, and are now tied with the Tories. Meanwhile, the NDP is nipping at their collective heels, with 17 – four points up from yesterday – and the Bloc slides to 42 from 45. The Greens, on the other hand, don’t seem to be making much headway, boasting a modest one point rise from two to three.
- In Ontario, the Tories are in stable but critical condition at 28, 11 points behind the Liberals, who are down one from yesterday at 39, and the NDP soars to 23 from … 22. (Work with me here, people.) Oh, and the Greens? Up one and sitting at 11. Double digits! Whoo!
- Finally, in Western Canada, the Tories now command an impressive 50% level of support – oh, Alberta, you’ll always be true – with the Liberals in second place at 26%, and the NDP at 18, and the Greens are down three points to six.
Looking for more?
Get the best of Maclean's sent straight to your inbox. Sign up for news, commentary and analysis.