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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 39% among college and trade school graduates. Just 31% of Canadians with university degrees have a positive impression of Pierre Poilievre, less than those who approve of Justin Trudeau (42%) and Jagmeet Singh (54%), 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 45% favourability among those making over $100K per year, and 31% among those making less than $50K.

Men (49%) on average are far more likely to have a positive opinion of Pierre Poilievre than women (28%).

“The early 2024 news cycle has provided plenty of grist for Poilievre’s mill as he continues to grind away at a government he calls ‘corrupt’. However, while he holds onto a fervent Conservative base and has attracted new supporters fed up with Trudeau, he’s made fewer strides charming the rest of the electorate.”

Favourability of Pierre Poilievre decreases with education

The Angus Reid Institute conducted an online survey from Feb. 28 to March 4, 2024 among a representative randomized sample of 3,908 Canadian adults who are members of Angus Reid Forum.

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