Only 30 per cent of Canadians surveyed said they would vote for the Liberals – while 43 per cent said they would vote for the Conservatives.
Slightly more than 79 per cent of those polled said elected officials should not have been permitted to chose Michael Ignatieff as interim leader of the Liberals. Half of all respondents said removing Stefane Dion was a good move but 46 per cent said a coalition headed by Ignatieff is essentially no different. Nearly 60 per cent of Canadians said a coalition government is a bad idea.
In an earlier COMPAS poll, 70 per cent of Canadians said they would rather have an another election than see a coalition government take over. Only 28 per cent said the coalition of the Liberals, NDP and Bloc actually believes Harper is doing a poor job of managing the economy.
An Ekos poll showed Conservatives have the support of 44 per cent of Canadians; an Ipsos poll has Harper’s government at 46 per cent; and Praxicus found that 47 per cent favour the Conservatives.