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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 44% favourability among Canadians with a high school diploma, and 39% among college and trade school graduates. Just 32% of Canadians with university degrees have a positive impression of Pierre Poilievre, less than those who approve of Justin Trudeau (35%) and Jagmeet Singh (44%), 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 51% favourability among those making over $200K per year, and 35% among those making between $25K and $50K.

Men (47%) on average are far more likely to have a positive opinion of Pierre Poilievre than women (30%).

“39% of Canadians view Pierre Poilievre favourably, while 51% do not. The Conservative Party leader has been criticized for an unwillingness to read the NSICOP report, something NDP leader Jagmeet Singh stated “disqualifies” him from leading the country as a prospective prime minister.”

Favourability of Pierre Poilievre decreases with education

The Angus Reid Institute conducted an online survey from May 24 to 28, 2024 among a representative randomized sample of 1,603 Canadian adults who are members of Angus Reid Forum.

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