New Poll of Canadians Shows Why Governments are Falling like Dominoes to Freedom Convoy’s Demands
The polling shows that despite intense slanted coverage from the mainstream press, nearly half of Canadians have sympathy for the movement’s cause, while young people have strong support for the Freedom Convoy’s concerns.
“Nearly half (46%) of Canadians say they ‘may not agree with everything the people who have taken part in the truck protests in Ottawa have said, but their frustration is legitimate and worthy of our sympathy’,” Ipsos reports. It notes, remarkably, that the “proportion of 18-34-year-olds who adopt this point of view is 61%, while those aged 35-54 (44%) and 55+ (37%) are much less likely to agree.”
But another key insight from the poll is the breakdown of support for the Freedom Convoy by Canadian province.
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“Regionally, those in Alberta (58%) and Saskatchewan and Manitoba (58%) are most likely to align with this argument, while a sizeable minority in Quebec (47%), Ontario (44%), Atlantic Canada (43%), and British Columbia (36%) agree,” Ipsos remarks about the Freedom Convoy’s arguments. “Politically, most Conservative voters (59%) are on this side of the argument, while a minority of Bloc (44%), NDP (43%) and Liberal (30%) voters are also aligned.”
This broad base of support for the Freedom Convoy is also enlightening: It is not cordoned to one faction, but has garnered sympathy from the major political camps. This suggests that the resistance to its demands would crumble over time.