The Liberals drew more attention than the Conservatives for racist incidents, but most voters approved of the way they handled the blackface controversy, according to a poll from Greg Lyle's Innovative Research.
The Conservatives have a lead among voters who believe in the Canadian Dream, but are struggling to get a piece of it. The Conservative Party recently released an ad appealing directly to people who feel that way.
There is a political price to be paid for this disapproval. One third (33%) of Canadians say they are less likely to vote Liberal because of the way they have handled the issue. Just 12% say more likely.