Healthcare The Most Pressing Issue For The Plurality
Economy and Education behind
Toronto, May 17th – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by
The Forum Poll™ among 1057 Nova Scotia voters, more than a quarter (27%) say
that healthcare is the issue to most likely determine their upcoming vote. Well
behind healthcare are the economy (17%) and education (16%).
“It’s time for a change” is the ballot issue for about 1-in-10 (11%),
and the local candidate will drive (10%) of voters at the ballot box.
Another, not listed, issue (9%) and ethics in government (7%) were
identified by fewer than 1-in-10.
Party loyalty was only identified by (2%) of respondents as the
issue most likely to determine their vote.
Respondents most likely to identify healthcare as their primary
issue include those aged (41%), females (32%), the least wealthy (31%), earning
$20,000-$40,000 (34%), or $60,000-$80,000 (31%), the least educated (33%) or
with some college/university (30%), living in Cape Breton (34%), and supporting
the Liberals (31%) or NDP (29%).
“Healthcare is the
issue that is foremost on the minds of the plurality of Nova Scotia voters. The
economy and education are concerns, too. Fortunately for the government, change
isn’t motivating a large proportion of voters, right now, so they can offer
real policy options instead of reactive key messages,” said Dr. Lorne Bozinoff,
President of Forum Research.
Lorne Bozinoff, Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum
Research. He can be reached at email@example.com or at (416)