Thursday, March 19, 2009

Reading Between the Lines: Strategic Counsel

Strategic Counsel released a new poll today concerning the feelings of Canadians towards bailing out the auto industry, taken between March 13 and March 16. Along with regional variations, the poll also listed results according to voting intention. As the poll details how many people of the 1,000 who were asked (and the 828 who committed to one of the parties), I am able to extrapolate the political results from the poll. Nationally, we get this number:

Conservatives - 34%
Liberals - 30%
New Democrats - 18%
Bloc Quebecois - 11%
Greens - 7%

I am also able to extrapolate the Bloc Quebecois result in Quebec, which is 44%. However, since this is not an official national political poll, and so the methods and samples could be different, I won't be adding this to the projection. I just thought it was interesting.