Over 1,800 people voted.
With the removal of Maxime Bernier from the Conservative Shadow Cabinet generating a strong backlash online, I created a Twitter poll to see what people think about it. The results can be seen below:
When asked “Do you support Andrew Scheer’s decision to remove Maxime Bernier from the Shadow Cabinet?” just 14% said yes, while 72% said no. 14% said “not sure.”
VOTE: Do you support Andrew Scheer's decision to remove Maxime Bernier from the Shadow Cabinet?
— Spencer Fernando 🇨🇦 (@SpencerFernando) June 13, 2018
While this is not an official poll, many of the people who follow me on Twitter are strong Conservatives, and these results certainly represent what many people are thinking.
After all, since it’s unlikely that any polling company will do a poll on this issue, the Twitter survey is a great way to get the pulse of the people.
1,846 people voted in total, and the poll was seen by 12,202 people.
Many people expressed concern that Bernier was being punished for sharing his position on supply management – even though his position is far closer to core Conservative principles than that being advocated by Scheer.
Others pointed out that Bernier nearly won the Conservative leadership and has tons of supporters, meaning that removing him from the Shadow Cabinet role could risk splitting the party.
Clearly, there is tremendous anger over what happened to Bernier, and the best thing the Conservatives could do would be to listen to what people are saying and reinstate him ASAP.
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