The carbon tax is hated by millions of Canadians.
I often refer to the Trudeau Carbon Tax as the ‘hated’ carbon tax.
Some on the far-left may criticize that word usage, but the reality is that it’s backed up by the facts.
Those who hate the carbon tax far outnumber those who support it.
According to a recent Forum Research poll, 45% of Canadians oppose the carbon tax.
Meanwhile, just 28% support it.
27% say they neither support nor oppose it.
So, opponents vastly outnumber supporters.
It’s a huge rebuke to Trudeau and McKenna, who have used endless lies and manipulations to try and make the carbon tax popular – and have failed miserably in that effort.
Plus, that poll was conducted just as news was breaking that the carbon tax ‘rebates’ were far smaller than the government had promised, which will reduce support even more over time.
Additionally, 65% of Canadians say the carbon tax will impact their vote.
And that impact is concentrated among those who oppose it, with 84% of opponents saying it will impact their vote in October.
Needless to say, that impact won’t be good for Justin Trudeau.
On the Forum Research website, Forum Research President Lorne Bozinoff said the carbon tax seems to be motivating opponents more than supporters.
The Liberals have repeatedly tried to deflect criticism of the carbon tax by attacking Scheer for ‘not having an environmental plan.’
But a recent Angus Reid poll showed that Justin Trudeau is less trusted on the environment than Elizabeth May and Andrew Scheer.
Plus, Scheer says a Conservative environmental plan will be released on June 17th. If that plan goes over well, that – combined with the lack of trust for Trudeau on the environment and the strong opposition to the carbon tax – could hurt his desperate party even more.