big breakthrough ?
2015-10-08 23:00:28 UTC
This is how the support for coalitions breaks down:
Majority support NDP-Liberal coalition if Conservative minority
One quarter thinks party with most seats governs
TORONTO October 7th, 2015 - In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll(tm) among 1447 Canadian voters, close to 6-in-10 see it as appropriate for two or more parties to form a coalition in the event of a minority government (58%), . . . .
and just fewer will specifically support a Liberal-NDP coalition in the event of a Conservative minority (52%).
In terms of general approval of coalitions, Liberals (68%) and, especially, New Democrats (81%) have a much more favourable view than Conservatives (28%),
the party no one will form a coalition with.
When it comes to a specific Liberal-NDP coalition, partisans of the two prospective partners are even more enthusiastic (72% and 83%, respectively).
[Only] One quarter supports party with most seats to govern
As many as a quarter of voters will support the party which wins the most seats in a minority as the government (26%), and this view is especially common to Conservatives (52%), but not to New Democrats (14%) or Liberals (18%), while the
plurality, one third, will support a coalition (32% - in total, 9% among Conservatives, 38% among Liberals and 51% among New Democrats).
The customary correct answer, whomever has the confidence of the house, is the choice of one seventh (15%), and this is most common to Liberal voters (20%). Close to one fifth don't know which arrangement they would support in a minority (17%).
Read more at: http://poll.forumresearch.com/post/2408/one-quarter-thinks-party-with-most-seats-governs/