Mainstreet Research has found about two-thirds of Canadians are considering a more strategic approach when it comes to voting this October.
The pollster suggests a stunning 62 per cent of respondents say they would consider voting strategically just to prevent a party they disagree with from forming government.
That, according to Maggi, makes it very difficult to forecast the results.
“How the polls, how the projections, how the models are forecasting the outcome of the election may swing a lot of vote at the very end,” he explains. “We did see this in 2015.”
He also notes there’s a lot of voter apathy, with 20 per cent saying they don’t support any of the major parties.
If a leader can some how motivate that base to actually cast a ballot, it could make a big difference in the outcome.