Where do voters get their politics news? TV and the Internet, mostly

In this new digital age, how do you reach voters? Increasingly, parties need to go online. But for now TV is still king.



Abacus conducted the survey by talking to 2,002 Canadians over the age of 18 through a mix of online panels and live telephone interviews. The data were demographically weighted in line with the general population, and the margin of error is plus or minus 2.2 percentage points, 19 times out of 20. The poll was conducted in January and February of this year.

Graphic: what happened last time around

Here’s a quick look at how each party fared during the last election. The Liberals dominated the 905, with the NDP taking northern Ontario and the P.C.’s strongest in Southern Ontario as a whole.

Note that a few seats have changed hands in by-elections since 2011. The current state of the Legislative Assembly is: Liberals 48, P.C. 37,  NDP 21.


Graphic by Trish McAlaster/The Globe and Mail. Source: The Canadian Press