MP McLeod says majority of residents want a referendum on electoral reform

Telephone survey reaches out to over 8800 individuals and received 736 responses

Ottawa – Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops – Thompson – Cariboo, says results from a random telephone survey conducted last week confirm that a majority of residents want a referendum on electoral reform.

The telephone survey reached out to over 8800 individuals and received 736 responses. The polling company indicated that this is a strong and reliable response rate. See the results below:

Did you know that our voting system is about to change?

Yes- 68.6 per cent

No- 31.4 per cent

Unsure- 18.5 per cent

Do you agree that our voting system should change?

Yes- 41.1 per cent

No- 58.9 per cent

Unsure- 32.3 per cent

Do you think we should have a referendum on whether our voting system should change?

Yes- 66.3 per cent

No- 33.7 per cent

Unsure- 23.2 per cent

“These numbers confirm my survey responses from the Spring where 76.8 per cent want a referendum on changing Canada’s voting system,” said McLeod.  “My report to the Special Committee on Electoral Reform will reflect both of these results as well as information I gathered from community forums and direct contact.”

“These results not only clearly indicate that residents want a referendum, it is also important to note that  59 per cent of the respondents don’t want the current system to change,” concluded McLeod.