A new poll suggests the vast majority of Canadians like the Conservative government's mini-budget – especially the income-tax cuts. But it's not clear if that will translate into more votes for the Tories.
The Canadian Press Harris-Decima poll – conducted in the three days after the Halloween economic update – found that 83 per cent of Canadians surveyed said they supported the income tax cuts.
Seventy-six per cent approved of reducing the GST by one percentage point.
The impact on Conservative fortunes was significant, but not massive, according to the numbers.
One in four Canadians said the tax cuts would make them more likely to vote Conservative, while 14 per cent said it would have the opposite effect.
Other insightful findings, 88% of Canadians are in favor of a 4 day work week, 92% think winter is too long and 83% would like to live forever.
I suppose the only grain of relevance in this poll, the fact that the income tax cuts were more popular than the GST rate drop.