IN a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll among 969 Canadian voters, half (52%) say that they disapprove of the government’s purchase of the Transmountain pipeline, with 4 in 10 saying they disapprove strongly.
One quarter (25%) say that they approve, with 1 in 10 saying they approve strongly.
Respondents most likely to say they disapprove of the pipeline purchase include those aged 34 and younger (57%), females (53%), those aged 55-64 (58%), earning $40,000-$60,000 (69%), living in BC (61%), and supporting the Green Party (75%).
Respondents most likely to approve of the pipeline purchase include those aged 65+ (32%), earning $80-$100,000 (31%) or the most wealthy (34%), living in Alberta (34%), and supporting the Liberals (40%).
“The decision to purchase the Transmountain pipeline is not a popular one,” said Dr. Lorne Bozinoff, President of Forum Research. “With half of Canadians opposed to the move, it could be risky.