Canadians vote Bush least-liked president

David Quarter davidquarter at sympatico.ca
Sun Jul 13 16:03:46 MDT 2003


   It would interesting to know the exact questions asked (i.e., the 
wording)? 


> Canadians vote Bush least-liked president
> 
> SHAWN McCARTHY
> 
> The [Toronto] Globe and Mail
> 
> Saturday, July 12 - Online Edition, Posted at 2:11 AM EST
> 
> Ottawa - U.S. President George W. Bush is the most unpopular American
> president in recent memory among Canadians, with more than 60 per cent
> saying they have an unfavourable opinion of him, according to a new poll by
> Environics Research Group Ltd.
> Relations between Mr. Bush and Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien have
> been strained over the U.S. decision to invade Iraq, among other issues, but
> most Canadians blame the American President for the worsening climate,
> Environics said in a poll released exclusively to The Globe and Mail.
> 
> Environics senior associate Derek Leebosh said that, while Canadians
> maintain a favourable attitude toward the United States, Mr. Bush is deeply
> unpopular here. That's in contrast to his still high, though declining,
> approval ratings among Americans.  [ ... ] Mr. Leebosh said. "He totally
> personifies the essence of the side of the United States that Canadians tend
> to dislike - the anti-intellectual Texan in a Stetson, social conservative."
> 
> Environics surveyed 2,018 Canadians between June 12 and July 6. A poll of
> that size is considered accurate to within 2.2 percentage points, 19 times
> out of 20.
> 
> Of those surveyed, 62 per cent said they had an unfavourable opinion of Mr.
> Bush, including 37 per cent who said it was "very unfavourable." [ ... ]
>



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