Monday, November 8, 2010

What Parliament would look like if only women voted

The voting intentions of Canadian women are equally divided between the governing Conservatives and the opposition Liberals but would result in the slimmest of Liberal minority governments, according to an analysis of federal polls conducted by EKOS and Ipsos-Reid over the last two months.

With both parties receiving 29 per cent national support, the Conservatives and Liberals are neck-and-neck in the affections of Canadian women. This contrasts sharply with the eight-point lead the Tories hold among Canadian men, with 36 per cent support to the Liberals’ 28 per cent.

You can read the rest of the article on The Globe & Mail website. There's also a chart in today's edition of the newspaper.


  1. All,

    Just in case any of you were wondering, it looks like Nik on the Numbers has been compromised.

    Several of us have tried to get online and no dice.

  2. Éric,

    And that is precisely why I've argued that we have to play up the Helena Guergis matter as much as we can. There's gold in them thar hills.

  3. What would parliament look like if only people who paid taxes and were not in jail or welfare or EI were to vote?

    What would parliament look like with only the Unionized public service employers (federal, provincial and municipal including teacher and health care) and their families voting? without them voting?

    There are a lot more major distinctions that are economic driven than male/female.

  4. I've heard it before: if women didn't have the vote, the Republicans and other right-wing groups would be able to win easily.

    I wonder if we'll see a similar sentiment up here?

  5. I assume you'll do an analysis of the latest Ipsos poll that was out over the weekend>

  6. BTW: The gender gap used to be the reverse. Women used to be more rightwing and men more leftwing. In the postwar era in the UK men were more likely to vote Labour and women were more likely to vote Tory and all research indicates that if only women had voted in 1960 - Nixon would have defeated Kennedy!

  7. If women didn't have the right to vote, we'd never have seen prohibition of alcohol.


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