Half of respondents to The Canadian Press/Harris-Decima survey said they reacted positively when the Liberal party last week chose Ignatieff to replace Stephane Dion at the helm.
Only 11 per cent reacted negatively while 36 per cent had a neutral opinion about the change.
Ignatieff's ascension garnered more positive than negative reviews in every region of the country, particularly Ontario and Quebec where a majority cheered the change.
Specifically, on the question of process, people are more positive than negative in Quebec and Ontario, some resistance in the Prairie provinces, but as the pollster admits, this is simply coming from voters that would NEVER vote Liberal anyways:
"The change in Liberal leadership was favourably received in virtually all quarters but Liberals in particular are most positive about Mr. Ignatieff's new role," said Harris-Decima's senior vice-president, Jeff Walker.
"While the numbers suggest some resistance to how Mr. Ignatieff was installed, much of this resistance is among Conservatives, with NDP, Green and Bloc voters being relatively content with the selection process."
I can see why Conservatives would disapprove, after all they've lost their pinata and are now faced with a highly credible alternative to Harper. We are not afraid :)