3 in 10 Canadians say they support the tracker convoy protest


The proportion of supporters draws another picture of what the Prime Minister dismissed as a “fringe minority”

Three in ten Canadians say they support protests by truck convoys against the COVID-19 vaccine obligations imposed by the Liberal Party government. New poll find.

Published According to a February 1 Innovative Research Group survey, 31% of Canadians protest the federal vaccine obligations for truck drivers arriving in Ottawa on weekends from January to cross-Canada-US border truck drivers. I support that. 15.15.

The percentage of supporters shown in the vote between January 27th and January 31st was Justin, who dismissed protesters and their supporters as “fringe minorities” at a press conference on January 26th. I am drawing a different picture from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Greg Lyle, president and founder of the research group, said that if everyone could hear their views on the protest, they would miss the other side of the story.

“If everyone you know is outraged by the’tracker’protest, your circle has lost a significant portion of the Canadians,” he says. Said On Twitter on January 31st.

Overall, polls found that just under half (46 percent) of Canadians were against the protest. Eighteen percent of the respondents were neither for nor against, and the remaining 5% said they did not know.

Among supporters, Alberta and Ontario have the highest support at 41% and 38%, and the Atlantic Ocean and BC have the lowest support at 16% and 24%, respectively. The group said it had relatively high support among Canadian Greens and People’s Party conservatives and supporters. According to polls, men generally have a 34% higher approval rating than females.

In addition, polls show that more than 60 percent of Canadians follow news of protests. Among the “very careful” people, support is highest at 50 percent. Only 14 percent supported protests for those who had never followed them.

Regarding the method of protest, only 29% approved the method of protest by the truck driver, but 44% disapproved. However, when compared to those who “paid very close attention” to the protest, nearly 47% approved the truck driver’s method, compared to 33% who opposed it.

Fifty-two percent of respondents believe that the free government should continue to require all truck drivers to be vaccinated, while 38% vaccinated to protect Canada’s supply chain to prevent shortages. He states that the exemption for truck drivers who have not received it should be regained.

The Innovative Research Group conducted an online survey of 635 Canadian randomized samples that are members of the National Survey Panel and additional respondents from Dynata, a leading provider of online samples. The margin of error cannot be calculated because the group inferred that the sample was one of the representative types rather than a random probability base.

Isaac Theo

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Isaac Teo is a Toronto-based Epoch Times reporter.