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More Than 6-in-10 Approve
of PM Question Period
Half approve of electronic voting in the
House of Commons
Toronto, April 26th
– In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ amongst
1479 Canadian voters, (61%) would support the introduction of a special
Question Period in the House of Commons dedicated to asking only the prime
minister questions. (17%) would oppose such a Question Period, with (22%)
saying they don’t know.
likely to say that they support the special Question Period include those aged
35-44 (65%), 45-54 (63%), earning $60,000-$80,000 (66%) or $80,000-$100,000
(66%), living in Alberta (64%) or Manitoba/Saskatchewan (63%), and supporting
the NDP (71%). Those who have completed some college/university (67%) are also
likely to approve of this special Question Period.
likely to oppose a special Question Period include those aged 65 and over
(22%), earning $60,000-$80,000 (20%) or the most wealthy (22%), living in
Atlantic Canada (20%), Alberta (21%), or BC (19%), and with a post-graduate
5-in-10 approve of e-voting in the
Half (50%) of voters
approve of the introduction of electronic voting into the House of Commons. A
third (33%) disapprove, with (17%) saying they don’t know.
likely to approve of the introduction of electronic voting by MPs include those
aged 45-54 (57%), males (53%), the most wealthy (61%), living in Québec (54%)
or Ontario (52%), and supporting the Liberals (62%). Those with a post-graduate
degree (62%) are also likely to support electronic voting by MPs.
likely to disapprove include those aged 34 and younger (36%), 55-64 (35%), or
65+ (34%), the least wealthy (38%) or earning $20,000-$40,000 (38%), living in
Alberta (40%), and supporting the Conservatives (42%). The least educated (43%)
are also likely to disapprove of electronic voting in the House of Commons.
“The majority support
the less controversial measures introduced by the Liberals to reform the House
of Commons, such as the Prime Minister’s Question Period and e-voting for MPs. In
fact, six in ten think asking the Prime Minister more questions is a
good idea,” said Dr. Lorne Bozinoff,
President of Forum Research.
Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at
email@example.com or at (416) 960-9603.