Fragmented electorate gives edge to parties who take more extreme positions

The Hill Times Is this election a good time to talk about issues?  Not if you’re a Liberal.   In Innovative’s online survey of 2,833 Canadians, we looked at issues three ways: What issues matter the most to voters? Which parties do they perceive as best on which issues? Are people who care more about Read more about Fragmented electorate gives edge to parties who take more extreme positions[…]

Do election ads really work? Testing 2015’s pre-writ ads

INNOVATIVE will be testing political ads throughout the 2015 election campaign. In our first release we have tested the TV ads that aired in the months leading up to the writ drop.   Political ads serve two key purposes; they can motivate the sponsor party’s supporters to vote and they can persuade target voters to Read more about Do election ads really work? Testing 2015’s pre-writ ads[…]

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Do election ads really work? Testing 2015’s pre-writ ads

INNOVATIVE will be testing political ads throughout the 2015 election campaign. In our first release we have tested the TV ads that aired in the months leading up to the writ drop.   Political ads serve two key purposes; they can motivate the sponsor party’s supporters to vote and they can persuade target voters to Read more about Do election ads really work? Testing 2015’s pre-writ ads[…]

Senate audit to boost NDP message of ‘real change versus more of the same,’ says pollster Lyle

The Hill Times “They’ll have a chance to use it as an opportunity to drive a real-change-versus-more-of-the-same wedge and it allows them to equate the Liberals with the Tories,” said pollster Greg Lyle of Innovative Research in an interview. 150608_Hill Times_Senate audit to boost NDP message.pdf

Declining Favourable Views of Kathleen Wynne

The Globe and Mail As reported in a recent Globe and Mail article, only 33 per cent of Ontarians expressed a favourable view of Kathleen Wynne, next to 41 per cent who expressed an unfavourable one; before last year’s election, a similar poll had Ms. Wynne at 44-per-cent favourable and 34-per-cent unfavourable. 150605_GlobeAndMail_Kathleen Wynnes controversies Read more about Declining Favourable Views of Kathleen Wynne[…]

Half of Ontarians less likely to vote Liberal if Hydro One sold, survey suggests

CBC Half of Ontarians polled in a new survey say that the selling off of Hydro One will make them less likely to vote for the governing Liberals in the next election. Innovative Research Group says it conducted an online survey of 1,012 voting-age Ontarians between Friday morning and Sunday afternoon. 20150428_CBC_Half of ontarians less Read more about Half of Ontarians less likely to vote Liberal if Hydro One sold, survey suggests[…]

Federal Liberals poised to make great election gains in Ontario, poll finds

The Globe and Mail One of the most ambitious public polls taken in Ontario in the runup to the federal election suggests Justin Trudeau’s Liberals are ascendant in the country’s largest province – but not yet enough to give them a good shot at winning government. Surveying 3,000 Ontarians through a combination of land lines Read more about Federal Liberals poised to make great election gains in Ontario, poll finds[…]

In-depth: Federal vote in Ontario

Using a large sample telephone poll (3000 interviews),  this research explores the changes to the Ontario federal politics landscape since the last election in-depth. The results show that the Liberals have risen to 39% in decided vote. We predict this result would win them between 49 and 62 of Ontario’s 121 seats if an election were held today. Read more about In-depth: Federal vote in Ontario[…]

What’s Next for Ontario Politics?

Innovative Research Group Greg Lyle, Managing Director of Innovative Research Group, deliver a presentation called “What’s Next for Ontario Politics?” Greg combined the extensive polling Innovative Research conducted for The Globe and Mail in the June election with a new province-wide poll to speak to the lessons the election offers for political parties and the Read more about What’s Next for Ontario Politics?[…]