Poll: 40% of Canadians disapprove of 2018 budget, overwhelmingly prefer Ottawa balance the books
OTTAWA — As many as 40 per cent of Canadians disapprove of the Liberal government’s 2018 budget — and it could even cost them votes in the next election, according to a new poll.
In a survey by Toronto-based Forum Research Inc. shared exclusively with the Financial Post, 38 per cent of respondents said the budget was bad for the economy, while 27 per cent said its impact would be neutral, with only 15 per cent saying it would have a positive impact. Twenty per cent of respondents said they did not know.
More broadly, 40 per cent of respondents disapproved of the budget, with 17 per cent approved. Thirty-one per cent were neutral and 12 per cent did not know.
Forum collected responses from 941 randomly selected Canadian voters for the poll, with a margin of error of three per cent, 19 times out of 20.