New data from the non-profit Angus Reid Institute shows 58 per cent felt more anxious than hopeful about the country’s near-term economic future.
Forty-two per cent were hopeful and among those, 53 per cent said they will vote Liberal, compared to 23 per cent among those more anxious.
Among the anxious, 39 per cent choose the Conservatives.
The NDP was chosen by 22 per cent of the hopeful and 19 per cent of the anxious.
As the first week of the campaign wound down, support for all major parties was statistically unchanged over the previous week. The incumbent Liberal Party of Canada maintained a six-point lead over the Conservative Party (36 per cent to 30 per cent respectively).
The NDP remained in third place at 20 per cent, well ahead of the Greens. The Bloc Quebecois, polling at six per cent nationally, trails the first place Liberals by 16 points in Quebec (41 per cent to 25 per cent respectively).
The top two issues in the 2021 campaign are the same as 2019: climate change and healthcare. COVID-19 rounds out the top three.
The Liberal Party holds a 10-point advantage in Ontario after winning the province by nine points in 2019. NDP support in that province is currently up five points compared to the previous election (22 per cent from 17 per cent).
Albertans are least hopeful about an economic recovery in the coming years. Just 28 per cent feel more hopeful than anxious, while 46 per cent say this in Ontario.
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