THIRD OF CANADIANS VOTED STRATEGICALLY IN RECENT FEDERAL ELECTION: LEGER POLL

Oct 29, 2019

By Jane Brown

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Did YOU vote strategically in last week’s federal election?

If you’re nodding yes, you were among more than a third of Canadians who voted to stop another party from winning.

A new Leger poll also reveals more than a third of voters waited until the final week of the campaign to make their choice.

Those results suggest many voters waited to see which party had the momentum to decide on how to cast their ballot.

Our Monday Zoomer Squad of Marissa Lennox at CARP, Peter Muggeridge of Zoomer Magazine, and demographic expert and Zoomer VP David Cravit talked about the dynamics around voting while on Zoomer Radio’s Fight Back with Libby Znaimer.

Cravit says in the Zoomer Primary, 12 percent were undecided, and waiting for improvement around seniors’senors issues.

“The failure to address the seniors’ vote more strongly cost (Prime Minister Justin) Trudeau a majority and it cost (Conservative Leader Andrew) Scheer the election,” Cravit explained to Fight Back, “Both parties could’ve improved. Even a slight amount would’ve tipped the balance. They didn’t go after that vote, they sat back and let events happen and they both paid the price in very different ways.”

Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Governor General Julie Payette at Rideau Hall today to confirm that he intends to form government.

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