Angus Reid poll shows majority support for proportional outcome
Today’s Angus Reid poll shows that three in five voters (61%) prefer the election results that would have been produced if their ballots had counted proportionally.
Supporters of a proportional outcome were a majority in every province.
Predictably, Liberal voters were less enchanted with this particular hypothetical outcome than others, considering first-past-the-post delivered their party a 45-50 seat bonus compared to the popular vote. Support was particularly high among Conservative (78%) and NDP (80%) voters.
Angus Reid’s 2021 poll question differed from previous polling questions. It showed voters a hypothetical outcome―seat numbers―under a strictly proportional representation system in this election based on pre-election polling.
Generally, polls ask Canadians how much they support the core principles of PR―that the seats in Parliament should more closely match the popular vote or that every … Continue reading