How do you feel about the economy? Canadians are ok. Yanks, Brits “despondent”

- October 10th, 2012

Pollster Angus Reid is out with a comparative survey of consumer confidence in Canada, the U.S. and Britain.

In the online survey of representative national samples, most Canadians 63% rate the current economic conditions in their country as “very good” or “good.”In the United States, only one-in-five respondents 20% feel the country’s economic conditions are positive. In Britain, the level of confidence is in the single digits 9%.

via Canadians Confident on Economy; Americans and Britons Despondent | Angus Reid Public Opinion.

Needless to say, this is probably not good news for the incumbent political class in the U.S. — that would be the already struggling President Obama — or in the United Kingdom where Prime Minister David Cameron is coming under heavy fire.

But the converse is not necessarily true here in Canada. As our pollster David Coletto of Abacus Data recently found out, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s “unfavourable” rating recently hit the 50% mark (favourables were at 35%) which was an all-time high for Abacus. Similarly, Abacus that 45% of Canadians believe the country is “on the wrong track” (unchanged since May) while 41% say it’s “on the right track.”

Categories: Economy, Politics

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