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 an issue different from other voters and how might that impact the campaign?
 
We found a fractured electorate where the Conservatives benefit from some issues, the NDP benefit from most issues and the Liberals don’t really benefit from any issue.