One in two Canadians has negative impression of a politician increasing taxes
In a recent Nanos Research survey, a majority of Canadians (55%) revealed that they would have a negative impression of a politician who would increase taxes in the future to pay for the deficit spending. This is a 12 percentage point increase since 2009 when only 43% of Canadians had the same opinion. Of note, one in five young Canadians (21%) would have a positive impression and only 44% said they would have a negative impression.
Between June 11th and 12th, 2012, Nanos Research conducted a national random online survey of 1,000 Canadians 18 years of age and older. The data has been weighted using the latest Census results to ensure that the final sample group is representative of the Canadian populace and is estimated to be a true reflection of Canadian opinion at the time of the research.
Results for 2009-04 are from a random telephone survey of 1,001 Canadians conducted between April 25th and 30th, 2009. A random telephone survey of 1,001 Canadians is accurate plus or minus 3.1 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.
Taxes and the deficit: If a politician said that taxes would have to increase in the future to pay for the deficit spending we are incurring in the current economic situation, would you have a positive, somewhat positive, neutral, somewhat negative or negative impression of that politician?
The numbers in parentheses denote the change from April 30th, 2009 (n=1,001).
Positive: 5.3% (-11.6)
Somewhat positive: 11.6% (-1.5)
Neutral: 22.0% (-1.0)
Somewhat negative: 23.9% (+11.5)
Negative: 31.0% (+0.5)
Unsure: 6.2% (+2.0)
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