The WE charity controversy has continued to dominate federal politics. These are the results from our weekly issue management tracking. The data comes from the first week of our August Canada This Month online survey conducted among 817 Canadians between August 6th and August 10th, 2020.
The number who have read, seen or heard anything has actually dropped from 62% in July to 55% now in early August. Among those who recall reading, hearing, or seeing something about the Prime Minister and the federal government in the last few days, 7-in-10 (70%) mention the WE charity controversy – steady with the July results when 72% mentioned the WE charity controversy.
The impact has remained strongly negative. In July, the net impact of the controversy was -60%, meaning that far more respondents were left with a more unfavourable opinion of the Prime Minister than were left with a more favourable opinion of him. That number has remained just as poor for Justin Trudeau, with a net impact in the first week of August of -61%.
For detailed results, download our full report here.