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Latest polls: 3rd of Canadians 'struggling,' inflation biggest issue and Tories ahead of Liberals

Nearly a third of Canada’s population is “struggling,” according to a new survey.

Angus Reid Institute’s latest report claims 32 per cent of people in the country are failing to keep up with expenses.

Two years ago, according to the think tank, 25 per cent of the population were in that category.

<who> Photo credit: Abacus Data

The survey also found that:

  • 46 per cent of respondents said they are having financial difficulties

  • Large majorities of respondents said they’ve noticed price increases in food, gas and clothing

  • Only 18 per cent think their finances will be better next year

  • 60 per cent of respondents said inflation is a top national issue

In a different survey released last week – this one from Abacus Data – those polled expressed similar concerns.

<who> Photo credit: Nanos

A majority (62 per cent) said they think Canada is headed in the wrong direction.

Most (71 per cent) said inflation is a top national issue, while 46 per cent named housing and 42 per cent listed health care.

In a Nanos survey released Tuesday, meanwhile, inflation and housing were also listed as top issues.

<who> Photo credit: Angus Reid Institute

The environment, immigration and the economy were also singled out by respondents.

That survey puts the Tories 15 points ahead of the Liberals, with Pierre Poilievre 14 points ahead of Justin Trudeau.

Thumbnail photo credits: Justin Trudeau, Pierre Poilievre, X


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