April 15, 2014: Innovative Research Group
Impact of Police Investigation
The Ontario Political Scene: April 2014
In his presentation at the 2014 Ontario Power Conference (http://www.ontariopowerconference.com/) this morning, Jason Lockhart, Vice President at Innovative Research Group Inc. (INNOVATIVE) released the results of an online survey of 800 Ontario adults, aged 18 and older. The poll looked at the impact of the police investigation into the possible deletion of government records from computers in the Premier’s office during the transition of party leadership from Dalton McGuinty to Kathleen Wynne.
March 28, 2014: Innovative Research Group
Roads to Victory: The Ontario Political Landscape
Greg Lyle, President of Innovative Research Group Inc. (INNOVATIVE), released the results of two surveys this morning at a Public Affairs Association of Canada (PAAC) gathering held in downtown Toronto. The two surveys addressed the key question for campaign strategy: “Who will vote for you and why?” In his presentation, Lyle covered current provincial vote intent, the issues, the parties and their leaders. He then laid out a Road to Victory for each of the three major political parties.
December 31, 2013: The Globe and Mail
Canadians’ support for infrastructure is high – unless it’s where they live, study says
September 25, 2013: The Globe and Mail
After the deluge: How Alberta's floods will be a litmus test for Redford at the polls
While three years away, the next provincial election could well be a referendum on the Premier's handling of the disaster. Which is why she is no doubt paying close attention to what government-commissioned polling is indicating – most of which is good news, some of which is not.
The government had Innovative Research Group gauge the public's mood to the flood response in two rounds of polling – first in July and then again in August. The Globe and Mail obtained results of both surveys.
September 21, 2013:
The Search for Seats: Ontario's Political Scene
Following an active political summer, there is a lot of new information for Ontario political observers to consider. Not only do we have new polling results where voters tell us what they would do in theory, we have five by-election results where we can see what voters actually did in practice.
Parties count seats, not votes. This may seem counter-intuitive coming from a pollster, but the reality is what counts on election night is not whether you have more votes than the other parties across the province, but whether you can get a plurality of votes in a majority of seats. This is what pundits mean when they talk about distribution. While it doesn’t happen often, it is possible to win an election with fewer voters than your main competitor.
June 13, 2013: The Province
Voters feared NDP, left-wing gov't in charge of the economy: Pollster
June 10, 2013: The Globe and Mail
Are Canadians moved by big oil's ad campaigns?
June 7, 2013: The Globe and Mail
Christy Clark's transition plan begins in earnest
June 6, 2013: Policy Magazine
Canadians Conflicted on Canada as an Energy Superpower
May 27, 2013: Spacing
Skeptcism on revenue tools