Globe and Mail: No polling lead can ever be quite enough for B.C.’s NDP

The Globe and Mail interviewed INNOVATIVE President, Greg Lyle, on the BC Election. Click here to read the full article.  Some excepts are below: Recent polling done by the Innovative Research Group (IRG) revealed results that, on many levels, the New Democrats have to feel good about. Given the findings, the party’s message of “change” Read more about Globe and Mail: No polling lead can ever be quite enough for B.C.’s NDP[…]

Perceived Media Bias in British Columbia

Coverage of the BC Election is heating up, and with it the accusations of media bias and “fake news”. In February, as part of INNOVATIVE’s ongoing research, we looked at how British Columbians perceived the media’s bias against the political parties in BC. Nearly three quarters of voters (72%) thought the media was favourable to Read more about Perceived Media Bias in British Columbia[…]

Leakage? The impact of recent pipeline decisions on Federal Liberal support

On November 29th, the Justin Trudeau Liberal government approved the Kinder Morgan and Line 3 pipelines and did not approve of the Northern Gateway pipeline, effectively cancelling that pipeline.  Pipelines have been high on the political agenda in Canada and as a centrist party the Liberals have supporters who both favour and oppose pipelines.  What Read more about Leakage? The impact of recent pipeline decisions on Federal Liberal support[…]

EVENT: Greg Lyle @ PAAC – The Fallout of the 2016 US Election – Dec. 9, 2016

Greg Lyle will be speaking to the Public Affairs Association of Canada on December 9, 2016. Full details from PAAC are below:   Please join us for a special breakfast presentation featuring Greg Lyle, Managing Director of Innovative Research Group where he will discuss how and why the 2016 U.S. election unfolded the way it Read more about EVENT: Greg Lyle @ PAAC – The Fallout of the 2016 US Election – Dec. 9, 2016[…]

Hill Times Article: Expectations gap creates same risks for Liberals in Canada as it did for Democrats in the U.S.

by Greg Lyle, President – Innovative Research Group; Originally published in the Hill Times (click here) Voters who believe in the American dream and still have it in sight are a big part of how Donald Trump won in the U.S. And there are just as many of this type of voter in Canada as Read more about Hill Times Article: Expectations gap creates same risks for Liberals in Canada as it did for Democrats in the U.S.[…]

So what just happened south of the border?

By Greg Lyle, President – Innovative Research Group After all the outrage and dramatic ups and downs, how did Donald Trump build a winning coalition? Was there a secret majority of racists hiding under the cover of America’s first Black President? No. More Americans are favourable rather than unfavourable towards every minority group we tested. Read more about So what just happened south of the border?[…]

SERIES: Deplorable?

This year’s US Presidential election has alarmed many observers.  Donald Trump has broken the mold of traditional Presidential candidates by raising topics or positions that are “unspeakable” to traditional politicians. Whether due to grand strategy or off-the-cuff dog whistle politics, these unspoken realities remain a part of the social fabric of society, whether they are Read more about SERIES: Deplorable?[…]

Volatility Ahead: Ontario Liberals Down But Not Out

If the election were held today, more Ontarians would vote for the Ontario PC’s than any other party. However, when we dig into the leadership numbers, issues and regions, a more nuanced picture emerges. Innovative Research Group Inc. (INNOVATIVE) conducted a mixed land line and cell live caller telephone survey of 600 respondents immediately following Read more about Volatility Ahead: Ontario Liberals Down But Not Out[…]