Share this page | Email | Contact Us

Special Report on

Canadian Polling Firms

canadian polling firms special research report Photo by
The primary mandate of the study is to provide a thorough account of the election, to underline the main reasons why people vote the way they do, to indicate what does and does not change during the campaign and from one election to another, and to highlight similarities and differences between voting and elections in Canada and in other democratic countries. The second mandate is to contribute to the development of scientific knowledge regarding the motivations of voters and the meanings of elections and election campaigns in democratic societies. The third mandate is to assemble a rich set of data about Canadians' ...
Opinion polls are usually designed to represent the opinions of a population by conducting a series of questions and then extrapolating generalities in ratio or within confidence intervals .
small dead animals: Enjoy!
The CBC's pollster of record is major Liberal donor. He plots out strategies to beat the Conservatives. And he gives that strategic advice to the Liberals in private -- a fact that we only learn about because he blabbed about it to Martin. Yet Graves appears on the CBC not as a "Liberal pollster" or "Liberal strategist" or "Liberal donor" or "Liberal", but as the CBC's trustworthy, neutral, reliable, independent analyst, who cares only about enlightening viewers. What a scandal. Could you imagine if the CBC were to hire a Tory strategist as their chief Parliamentary correspondent ... market research, surveys and trends
When pollsters collide and one is caught being, well…
will be too polite to say so, it seems obvious to me that they caught a liberal-biased polling firm being biased for their liberal media masters.  I could be wrong.  99% of me doesn’t think so though, based on this “it happens every single day” theory of mine.  Did polling firm Stategic Council manipulate their poll to create a predetermined, desired result favorable to liberals, and did the Globe and Mail who commissioned the poll report on it in their usual anti-conservative, anti-Harper way as if it were a true, fair, properly-done poll?  Well, “it happens every single ... market research, surveys and trends


Quotulatiousness: May 2005 Archives
Other topics include wine, military news, economics, history, libertarianism, and other random things which happen to strike my fancy. Backup site is at ( if there are no posts showing, hit the backup blog for explanation ). Comments have been turned off, as the spam was getting too much to handle. Comments can be emailed to me (Quotulatiousness AT gmail DOT com) for posting. The Japanese media are reporting on a Chinese diesel-electric submarine which appears to have suffered some disabling damage near the Spratly Islands: A Chinese Navy submarine stalled apparently after a fire broke out ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Quotulatiousness: Economics Archives
Jon, my virtual landlord, has had a love-hate relationship with eBay for a while. This morning, the "love" phase seemed short and under-used: Bought a magazine yesterday. Four bucks. Seemed like a good deal. Auction notes that out-of-USA losers should ask for an invoice to get their shipping rate. Thinking that shipping would be, oh, I don't know, another four bucks or so, I figured what the hell, and use the Get Reamed Up The Ass Now button to buy the thing. Shipping? Twelve bucks. Frig. Thinking that this was, perhaps, a one-time thing — just a spot of bad luck — I looked around today for another ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Tories widen gap over flagging Liberals: poll
Prime Minister Stephen Harper responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Wednesday May 26, 2010. (Adrian Wyld / THE CANADIAN PRESS) Updated: Thu May. 27 2010 7:47:53 PM The Canadian Press OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservatives are opening a sizable gap over the flagging Liberals under Michael Ignatieff, a new poll suggests. The Canadian Press Harris-Decima survey gives the Conservatives a nine-point lead nationally, with the support of 36 per cent of decided respondents, compared with 27 per cent for the Liberals. The NDP was at 16 per cent, ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Bank tax would reach into consumers' pockets: Clement
Minister of Industry Tony Clement(right) and Minister of Foreign Affairs Lawrence Cannon arrive for a news conference about the ongoing efforts to establish a global bank tax in Ottawa, Tuesday May 18, 2010. (Adrian Wyld / THE CANADIAN PRESS) Updated: Tue May. 18 2010 19:05:16 News Staff A global bank tax would "reach into consumers' pockets and punish our financial institutions," Industry Minister Tony Clement said Tuesday, as Conservative cabinet ministers fanned out across the globe to lobby against the proposed measure. Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is in Mumbai, Treasury Board President Stockwell Day ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Campaign News and Vote Intentions
Canadian polling firms in our sample, including SES, the Strategic Counsel, Ekos ,. Léger Marketing, Decima, Ipsos Reid, Environics, Zogby Poll, Pollara, ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Actual and perceived impacts of tobacco regulation on restaurants ...
polling firm SOM, Inc conducted the surveys by telephone between 23 and 30 May 1997. ..... tobacco tax cuts on cigarette smoking in Canada. Can Med ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Can U.S. Based Companies Overcome Anti-American Sentiment ...
  Many companies go to great efforts to monitor the sentiments of their global markets to determine if unhappiness with U.S. foreign policy is fostering economic hostility against them in overseas markets. So far, the news is a mix of good and bad. At this point, no one who has studied the situation has cited any direct evidence that anti-American sentiment is responsible for a serious decline in sales of any single product. On the other hand, recent public opinion surveys are suggesting that many international consumers, particularly in Europe, are linking the U.S. government and U.S.-based global companies, and claim they are ...
How do Presidential "polls" work?
this is a very broad question… there are numerous organizations who poll widely varying sections of the population using several different methods. one common polling method is to call a theoretically random slice of registered voters who are listed in the telephone book, and ask them who they plan on voting for. every poll has its own method of choosing who to call. you are quite right to be worries about accuracy, since a huge number of people don’t have landline phones anymore (particularly folks under the age of 30…) Polls also predominately poll in urban areas and during the day, which may then skew the ...
CASEY was 10 years old when the "WHO DO YOU WANT TO ANSWER THE PHONE AT 3:00AM" COMMERICIAL was made. CASEY SAYS she is definitely an OBAMA GIRL and have been campaigning vigorously for him and will turn 18 in time to vote for him. SHE IS VERY ANNOYED THAT SHE IS IN THAT COMMERICIAL AND WANTS TO DO A COUNTER ADV WITH HIM....hehehe DO YOU THINK OBAMA WILL DO AN "O' NO, I'M AN OBAMA GIRL NOT, A HILLARY GIRL" COMMERICIAL WITH HER? DO YOU THINK SOMEBODY OR SOMETHING is trying to tell us something...SEEMS like all of the DIRTY POLI-TICK-tik-tikING she keeps doing ends up with a big bite out of her sit-down-part! ...