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It’s been heralded as the start of a new dialogue. The first summit between the League of Arab States and EU member states ended with a lofty statement of shared values.
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Nanos survey finds Canadians believe Elizabeth May is most ethical party leader | CTV News
Published Tuesday, February 26, 2019 5:07PM EST Last Updated Wednesday, February 27, 2019 9:09AM EST
Canadians most frequently score Green Party Leader Elizabeth May as the most ethical among her federal counterparts, according to a Nanos Research survey based on data that came out of the field Tuesday.
The results of the study, which was commissioned by CTV News, showed 23.2 per cent of survey respondents picked May as the most ethical federal party leader.
Andrew Scheer came second, with 21.4 per cent of survey respondents selecting the Conservative leader, while Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau came third with 16.9 per cent. NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh had 6.1 per cent and People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier had 3.0 per cent of the vote.
Pollster Nik Nanos said on CTV’s Power Play that, considering the Liberals and Conservatives both poll above 30 per cent and the Green Party polls in the single digits, the numbers suggest “ethical green coattails for Elizabeth May, while not even all the Liberal supporters or all the Conservative supporters would give a tip of the hat to their own leader.”
Nanos said the SNC-Lavalin controversy has already hit the Liberal Party’s popularity. Whether that dip in support lasts will depend on what former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould tells the House of Commons Justice Committee on Wednesday, he said.
THE MOST ETHICAL PARTY?
When asked which federal political party is the most ethical, results were similar with 23.1 per cent of respondents choosing the Green Party, 21.4 per cent picking the Conservatives, 13.9 selecting the Liberals, 3 per cent picking Bloc Quebecois and just 2.4 per cent opting for the new People’s Party of Canada. Twelve per cent of respondents were unsure.
TRUDEAU VS. SCHEER
Despite Scheer and the Conservatives scoring higher than Trudeau and the Liberals in parts of the survey, when respondents were asked directly which of the two leaders would lead a more ethical government, 39 per cent selected Trudeau while 34.3 chose Scheer. Twenty-seven per cent were unsure.
THE ISSUES THAT MATTER
Asked to choose which of two main issues would most influence their vote in the next federal election – an issue like the recent SNC-Lavalin controversy or an issue like the economy — only 17.4 per cent of respondents opted for the former while 72.5 per cent picked the latter. Ten per cent were unsure.
Overall, the survey painted a bleak picture of Canadians’ confidence in politicians behaving ethically. Asked to rate their confidence in politicians behaving ethically on a scale of one to ten, with ten representing “very high confidence,” the mean response was 4.84. Nearly 60 per cent of respondents gave a neutral score to their confidence in politicians’ ethics, while 29 per cent gave it a score of one to three out of 10. Eleven per cent rated their confidence between eight to 10.
Nanos Research conducted the hybrid telephone and online random survey of 1,000 Canadians, 18 years old and older, between Feb. 23 and 26. The margin of error for a random survey of 1,000 Canadians is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points, 19 times out of 20. Related Stories Elizabeth May predicts she won’t stand alone after the next election Photos Green Party Leader Elizabeth May speaks with the media in the Foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday October 23, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
This Possible 2020 Democrat Wants To Do Away With The Electoral College
Possible 2020 Contender Eric Holder Says Electoral College Isn’t ‘Real Democracy’ 8:04 AM 02/26/2019 | Politics Evie Fordham | Politics and Health Care Reporter Possible 2020 Democratic presidential contender Eric Holder said on Twitter Tuesday that he supports a plan to create “real democracy” by doing away with the Electoral College’s process.
“A good reform measure to support,” Holder tweeted. “Change the Electoral College by having a state’s electoral votes go to the national popular vote winner — not the person who won the state. The candidate who gets the most votes — nationally — is elected. Real democracy.”
A good reform measure to support. Change the Electoral College by having a state’s electoral votes go to the national popular vote winner – not the person who won the state. The candidate who gets the most votes – nationally – is elected. Real democracy. https://t.co/tPfNWdKQ46
— Eric Holder (@EricHolder) February 26, 2019
His tweet included a link to a story from The Hill about Democratic Colorado Gov. Jared Polis’s intention to sign a “bill aimed at bypassing Electoral College.” Holder has said he’ll decide in March whether to seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, reported NBC News .
Holder is not the first voice on the left to call for an end to the Electoral College after President Donald Trump’s 2016 victory over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who won the popular vote . (RELATED: Obamacare Is Approaching Its 10th Birthday. This GOP Rep Has A Plan To Lean Into Its ‘Free Market’ Aspects)
Democratic Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen introduced a measure in January that would add a constitutional amendment to abolish the Electoral College. A 2017 Politico story called the Electoral College a “national security threat” and said “[t]he Founding Fathers never anticipated the rise of Facebook and fake news.”
If Polis’s plan goes through, Colorado will become the twelfth state to become part of the national popular vote interstate compact, according to The Hill.
Democratic Colorado Governor-elect Jared Polis speaks at an election night rally on November 6, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Rick T. Wilking/Getty Images)
“I’ve long supported electing the president by who gets the most votes,” Polis told The Hill. “It’s a way to move towards direct election of the president.”
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