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Poll: Conservatives maintain popularity

June 2, 2008 at 2:30 PM   |   Comments

OTTAWA, June 2 (UPI) -- The Conservative Party's popularity hasn't been hurt by a girlfriend scandal, but more Canadians say the country is on the wrong track, a new poll shows.

The Ipsos-Reid poll of 1,000 Canadian adults found that the Conservatives still held a 7 point lead in popularity over the Liberal Party in the wake of the Maxine Bernier scandal, in which the Canadian minister of foreign affairs resigned after he was found to have left classified documents at the home of a girlfriend.

The poll, conducted for Canwest News Service, also found that Canadians have a markedly less optimistic view of the country's overall direction. When asked if they the country was on the "right track," only 55 percent answered "yes" compared with 67 percent asked the same question in October.

"There's clearly something going on in terms of people's perception about the country," Darrell Bricker, president of Ipsos Reid, told the news service. "They have a sense that something's not quite right, but it hasn't found its way into their evaluations of the government yet."

The poll was conducted Tuesday through Thursday of last week and had a error margin of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

Topics: Ipsos Reid
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