Pierre Poilievre favourability

Favourability of Pierre Poilievre decreases with education

The less educated you are, the more likely you are to have a positive opinion of the Conservative Party of Canada leader.

A study by the Angus Reid Institute has found that favourability of Conservative Party of Canada leader Pierre Poilievre decreases the more educated one is.

The study found that Pierre Poilievre currently has 43% favourability among Canadians with a high school diploma, and 38% among college and trade school graduates. Just 23% of Canadians with university degrees have a positive impression of Pierre Poilievre, significantly less than those who approve of Justin Trudeau (50%), whose support increases the more educated one is. (For the complete table of results, please see page 1 in the report here.)

Favourable opinions of Pierre Poilievre also increase among the wealthiest Canadians, with 43% favourability among those making over $100K per year, and 28% among those making less than $50K.

Men (44%) on average are far more likely to have a positive opinion of Pierre Poilievre than women (28%).

“Even as the CPC harvests gains from Canadians’ pocketbook pain, Poilievre continues to struggle to resonate personally. Just 36% of Canadians view the opposition leader favourably. Comparatively, 39% approve of Trudeau. Meanwhile, Half (52%) view Poilievre unfavourably.”

Favourability of Pierre Poilievre decreases with education

The Angus Reid Institute conducted an online survey from Aug. 8 – 11, 2023 among a representative randomized sample of 1,606 Canadian adults who are members of the Angus Reid Forum.

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