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Few following NDP leadership race, Singh preferred by NDP voters, Angus by members

In the seventh wave of the Campaign Research Poll, a national online public opinion omnibus survey conducted among a sample of 1770 Canadian voters, just one quarter are following the federal NDP leadership race closely (26%) and very few say they follow “very closely” (4%).


The majority of Canadian voters don’t know who would make the best federal NDP leader (58%), and one seventh think none of the candidates is appropriate (15%). Among those that make a selection, the plurality select Jagmeet Singh (11%) over Charlie Angus (6%), Guy Caron (6%) or Niki Ashton (5%). In June, when Peter Julian was still a candidate, Singh led the pack at 7%.

Among those who will vote NDP in the next election, this pattern is more pronounced, and Singh leads (17%) by even more over Angus (8%), Caron (8%) or Ashton (7%). In June, this figure was 6% for Singh, to 8% for Charlie Angus.

Among the small number of voters who claim to be federal NDP members (n=54), and thus eligible to vote for the leader, Charlie Angus leads (26%) over Singh (18%), Ashton (16%) and Caron (13%). In June, Angus also led this group (19% to Singh’s 16%).

“It is interesting to see that Jagmeet Singh leads the field with the general populace, and among NDP voters, but among the small group that will choose the leader, more support Angus than any other candidate” said Eli Yufest, CEO of Campaign Research. Eli may be reached at or at (647) 931 4025, ext. 109


This online poll was conducted between September 8 and 11, 2017 among a panel of 1770 Canadian voters. A probability sample of this size would have a margin of error of plus or minus 2.3%, 19 out of 20 times.

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