In every region, more people say Canada is on the wrong track than the right one.
A new Angus Reid survey shows a plurality of Canadians saying Canada is on the wrong track.
49% say the country is going in the wrong direction, vs just 30% who say it’s going in the right one.
Meanwhile, 20% say they aren’t sure.
In Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, 66%, 70%, and 58% say the country is on the wrong track. In BC, Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada, 49%, 47%, 42%, and 47% say the same. In no region of the country do more people say things are going in the right direction that those who say it’s going in the wrong direction.
82% of Conservatives say Canada is heading down the wrong path, along with 55% of Bloc supporters and 43% of Green supporters. The NDP is divided, with 37% saying ‘wrong track’ and 36% saying ‘right track,’ while most Liberals unsurprisingly support the direction of the government, with 56% saying things are on the right track.
Notably however, 22% of Liberals say things are going the wrong way, and 22% are unsure, leaving a combined 44% of those who support the Liberals unable to express clear support for where Canada is heading. That’s another example of the fact that the Liberals won in large part because they effectively demonized the Conservatives, rather than inspiring people to support the Trudeau agenda.