Could a demagogue like Trump, arousing xenophobic passions, emerge in Canada? No. Marc Zwelling looks at the markers in public opinion to explain why.
Marc Zwelling is the founder of the Vector Poll™ and author of Public Opinion and Polling For Dummies (Wiley, 2012). His website is www.vectorresearch.com.
An election lookback -- what the NDP should have done and what they can do now to energize Canadian progressives.
Pollsters and pundits are trying to isolate the issues. Is the economy top of mind? Health care? But there is really only one ballot-box question: Do you want four more years of Stephen Harper or not?
Harper insists the public supports his anti-terrorism policies, but there is a different story in the polls. So how should Harper's opponents take him on, using public opinion findings?
Because inequality's not a top-of-mind concern, people are content with crumbs instead of larger shares of the pie. Moving inequality onto the public agenda requires calling for radical change.
Other companies and organizations that faced Canada Post's problems thrived, not by doubling down on their old mandates but by refocusing on a new purpose.