The majority government won by Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Monday could be his one and only, according to a focus group of Canadian voters.
A collection of factors allowed for the Conservatives to decisively win 167 seats in the spring election that saw the Bloc Québécois virtually wiped off the map and the Liberals lose their status as the Official Opposition party to the NDP, according to a report by Ensight Canada, a public affairs and communications firm.
Those factors may never occur again at the same time to produce the conditions that proved to be the winning ones for Harper, it said.
Twelve separate focus groups, conducted across the country on Tuesday by Ensight Canada, picked the brains of 134 Canadians on why they voted the way they did.
Jamie Watt, executive chairman of Navigator and principal of Ensight, says the election votes cast are the biggest quantitative poll. But Ensight wanted to find out why people voted the way they did and what they expected of the government and opposition they elected. Read More…