A recent poll has found that the majority of Canadians agree with the Conservative government’s approach to the economy and to immigration.
The poll, conducted earlier this month by Ipsos Reid, found that the vast majority – nine out of ten respondents – agrees that job creation and the economy should be the top priority of the government.
Most of those surveyed agreed with how the government was handling both immigration and the economy, which weighed in at 79 percent support and 87 percent support, respectively.
Not surprisingly, approval ratings fluctuated by region, with the traditional Conservative base of the prairies demonstrating the strongest approval. Quebec and Ontario respondents were less likely to approve the government’s policies.
The poll helps the Conservative government to gauge public opinion ahead of this month’s tabling of the budget, wherein officials will have to decide where to focus their spending efforts.
The answers demonstrate the strong level of belief Canadians have in the current government and their economic strategies, which may not be welcome news for Opposition party members in Ottawa.
Source: National Post