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Most Canadians expect Conservatives to remain in power: survey

04-02-2011 15:29 BJT

OTTAWA, April 1 (Xinhua) -- A latest survey showed Friday that a majority of Canadians expect the Conservatives will win the upcoming election, with just less than one-fifth expecting a Conservative majority.

Asked about potential election outcomes, 58 percent of respondents nationwide expect the Conservatives led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper will form the next government, with 18 percent expecting a Conservative majority, according to the survey conducted by Canadian Press/Harris Decima.

Data also showed that 18 percent expect the Liberals, the official opposition party, to win power, with 6 percent expecting a Liberal majority.

Across voting intention lines, Conservatives are quite confident in their party's chances on Election Day. Fully 86 percent of those who intend to vote Conservative believe their party will win government, including 38 percent who anticipate a Conservative majority.

In the meantime, 58 percent of Bloc Quebecois, 48 percent of Liberals, 48 percent of Greens, as well as 44 percent of New Democrats voters believe the Conservatives will win on May 2.

Overall, 37 percent of Canadians believe the Conservatives win the election, including 29 percent who prefer a Conservative majority. Conversely, 28 percent expect the Liberals to win the election, including 16 percent who want a Liberal majority.

The survey was conducted once a week, with over 1,000 Canadians being interviewed through telephone. The most recent data were gathered on March 24-27.


Editor:Yang Jie |Source: Xinhua

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