More Canadians think NDP victory will have positive effect on strength of economy: Globe and Mail / Nanos survey

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CANADIANS are more likely to think that a majority government of any kind, regardless if it is a majority Conservative government or a majority NDP government, will have a more positive effect on the Canadian economy than a minority government would when asked about outcomes in the next federal election, according to a Globe and Mail / Nanos survey.

However, Canadians are more likely to think that an NDP government will have a more positive impact on the economy (47%), versus a Conservative government (32%).

* Impact on Economy – Almost half of Canadians (47%) say that an NDP election victory would have a positive or somewhat positive impact on the economy, while 41% of Canadians would say the same about a Liberal victory or a Conservative victory (32%).

* Most Positive Impact on Economy – Regarding the most positive impact that an election outcome would have on the Canadian economy, 24% of Canadians think a Conservative majority government would have the most positive impact, 21% of Canadians think that an NDP majority government would have the most positive impact, and only 14% think that a Liberal majority government would have the most positive impact. Five percent think that none of the outcomes will have a positive impact.

* Personal Finances – More Canadians (40%) say that their finances are worse off since 2011 than say that they are the same (32%) or better off (26%). Men (30%) are more likely to say that their finances are better off than women (21%).