Voters have grown more angry and apathetic about election: Poll
Canada will be holding a federal election on September 20, 2021, for which the campaigns are on. Anyone who is above 18 and holds Canadian citizenship can contest polls or vote for the House of Commons.Author : Divyanshi Soni
A new poll has suggested that the Canadian voters are becoming more angry and apathetic about going to the polls as the nation is heading towards the “Voting Day.”
As per the Ipsos poll conducted by the Global News, 69 percent, one-third of the voters, feel that elections must not be conducted amid the covid-19 crisis.
60 percent of the Liberal voters have admitted that this is not an appropriate time to change the government.
Darrell Bricker, CEO of Ipsos Public Affairs, said, “The why and the when this election was called has blotted out the sun for anything else that’s occurred in this campaign.”
He further said, “What we’re hearing from respondents is they have a desire to get to something that looks like normal. They just feel that it’s inappropriate to be forced to consider political consequences during a time in which they’re dealing with really practical issues.”
Ipsos has surveyed more than 2,000 Canadians last weekend virtually and over the mobile phone.
“Calibrating (which voters are more motivated) is pretty difficult,” said Bricker, adding, “If Conservatives are really motivated by the idea of having a shot at Justin Trudeau this time, their turnout could be pretty similar to what we’ve seen in previous elections. While Liberals may think, ‘God, I’m really not that enthusiastic about voting for the Liberal Party this time,’ it could be lower than they expect.”
He further said, “Elections are all about emotions. In this campaign, the dominant emotions right now are anger and fear.”
Canadian political system:
Canada will be holding a federal election on September 20, 2021, for which the campaigns are on. Anyone who is above 18 or over and holds Canadian citizenship can contest polls or vote for the House of Commons.
These are some privileges that citizens enjoy but not by the permanent residents (PRs).
Regardless of this exception, the PRs who cannot vote can still participate in elections in other ways, such as volunteering with campaigns and the contenders.
Canadian government legislation constitutes the Senate and the House of Commons.