Canada: Harper 41, Dion 17

Which of these two leaders would make the best prime minister of Canada?

Mar. 28 Mar. 7
Stephen Harper 41% 35%
Stephane Dion 17% 19%
Neither 32% 30%
Not sure 11% 16%

Do you approve or disapprove of Stephen Harper’s performance as prime minister?

Mar. 28 Mar. 7
Approve 40% 37%
Disapprove 39% 41%
Not sure 21% 22%

Do you approve or disapprove of Stéphane Dion’s performance as leader of the opposition?

Mar. 28 Mar. 7
Approve 18% 19%
Disapprove 44% 39%
Not sure 37% 42%

Over the course of the past month, would you say your opinion of Stephen Harper has improved, stayed the same or worsened?

Mar. 28 Mar. 7
Improved 25% 21%
Stayed the same 49% 50%
Worsened 22% 22%
Not sure 4% 7%

Over the course of the past month, would you say your opinion of Stéphane Dion has improved, stayed the same or worsened?

Mar. 28 Mar. 7
Improved 11% 9%
Stayed the same 47% 43%
Worsened 30% 29%
Not sure 12% 19%

Overall, do you think Canada is headed in the right track, or the wrong track?

Mar. 28 Mar. 7
Right track 36% 43%
Wrong track 38% 35%
Not sure 26% 23%

Source: Angus Reid Strategies
Methodology: Online interviews with 2,056 Canadian adults, conducted from Mar. 20 to Mar. 28, 2007. Margin of error is 2.2 per cent.

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