POLL: Majority Of Canadians Don’t Trust Pre-Election Promises By Politicians

As trust in politicians declines, the legitimacy of our government is being questioned more than ever.

A new survey by Forum Research shows a clear majority of Canadians don’t trust promises made by politicians in advance of elections.

Here are key results from the survey:

58% say they don’t trust pre-election promises, with 17% say they have “no trust at all.”

40% say they trust the pre-election promises, with just 3% saying they “have a lot of trust in them.”

The majority of supporters of the Conservatives, NDP, Greens, and Bloc all distrust the promises, while the majority of Liberals (60%) say they believe the promises – despite the numerous examples of Justin Trudeau betraying the Canadian people.

A crisis of legitimacy

These numbers show that the government and the entire political class face a crisis of legitimacy. When the majority of Canadians believe that those in power (and those seeking power) are lying, then the foundation of governmental authority – the support of the people – begins to crumble.

After all, many people will wonder why they should listen to what the politicians and the government tell them, when those running the government refuse to keep their word.

Spencer Fernando

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Sandim
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Sandim

Well it looks like 40% of the participants still can’t see the truth, as the country falls to pieces around them. Unbelievable.

don morris
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“while the majority of Liberals (60%) say they believe the promises – despite the numerous examples of Justin Trudeau betraying the Canadian people.”

And that is why the Liberals win so often,their members are content to believe whatever their Leader says,and they don’t particularly care who the Leader is. If Trudeau dropped dead tomorrow, Allah forbid, the LPC faithful would love and trust whoever the next Leader would be.
Conservatives don’t understand the Liberal mindset.

Reg hutt
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Reg hutt

No and nobody trusts a liberal all they want is power to Hell with the people.

Del
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Del

Somewhere in the back of my mind I seem to remember a little piece of Legislature being nicely hidden in one of the many omnibus bills that had absolutely nothing to do with the Bill. This little gem stated something on the line that Federal politicians cannot be held responsible for campaign promises.

Somebody out there in the vast wilderness of the internet might be able to find it. I haven’t been able to.

Timothy Hickey
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Timothy Hickey

A Real Majority of Canadians must be represented in the House of Commons in the next Parliament of Canada! Something that will never happen so long as we continue to elect Partisan Governments, that RULE without effective opposition, with less than 50% of the popular vote of this nation, Promises will be broken, and the continued disenfranchisement of Shareholder voters will sink our Sovereign Will as a Nation! There is a solution and 2019 will be our last opportunity to turn the power of decision-making over to a real Majority of Canadians through the election of a Majority of MPs… Read more »

Del
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Del

Politicians at every level, even in our little town, lie. Once we vote them in, based on their lies, they do whatever they damn well want to. Politicians had better start listening to the people or they will force us into anarchy. They conveniently forget that they are supposed to work for us.

They claim that they vote their conscience. Nope, they will vote they way they are told to.

Lawrence Tierney
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Lawrence Tierney

Members of the CANADIAN ARMED FORCES have never trusted Politicians Period.

Politicians such as the LIBERAL PARTY are DESPISED beyond description.

However it is only after a Member quits or Retires from the Military that they are Legally allowed to voice the Disgust that they feel for these VERMIN.

Gloria
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Gloria

I’ve been saying for years this is not a democracy. I think politicians are dictators and the biggest of all is the PM, no matter which party.