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Fewer Canadians identifying as conservative, while Liberals re-emerging, says pollster Turcotte

Pollster and Carleton University Professor Andre Turcotte says conservatives can’t just dismiss the results of this year’s survey of political attitudes in Canada as circumstantial or the result of a Trudeau effect.

Pollster André Turcotte, left, pictured with Mitch Wexler at a previous Manning Centre Networking Conference in Ottawa. The Hill Times file photograph

A rough year for the Conservative Party was reflected in pollster Andre Turcotte’s fifth annual barometer of Canadian political attitudes, which found the lowest number of people identifying as conservative since he’s done the survey and that fewer people see the Conservative Party as best able to handle a range of issues, including the economy.

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Fewer Canadians identifying as conservative, while Liberals re-emerging, says pollster Turcotte

Pollster and Carleton University Professor Andre Turcotte says conservatives can’t just dismiss the results of this year’s survey of political attitudes in Canada as circumstantial or the result of a Trudeau effect.

Pollster André Turcotte, left, pictured with Mitch Wexler at a previous Manning Centre Networking Conference in Ottawa. The Hill Times file photograph

A rough year for the Conservative Party was reflected in pollster Andre Turcotte’s fifth annual barometer of Canadian political attitudes, which found the lowest number of people identifying as conservative since he’s done the survey and that fewer people see the Conservative Party as best able to handle a range of issues, including the economy.

  

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Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Bloomberg's Theo Argitis and PMO chief of staff Ray Novak.
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The PMO's outgoing Director of Communications Jason MacDonald.
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PMO executive assistant Stephen Staley, PMO special assistant Myles Atwood, and Tory Party national campaign manager Jenni Byrne.
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PMO deputy chief of staff Howard Anglin and Postmedia's Stephen Maher.
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The Ottawa Citizen's Jason Fekete with the man of the hour, Jason MacDonald.
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The Toronto Star's Tonda MacCharles.
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CBC's Chris Hall and Melissa Lantsman, Finance Minister Joe Oliver's director of communications.
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Michael White, Finance Minister Joe Oliver's policy director.

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