Rumble in the Capital: Justin Trudeau vs. Patrick Brazeau

A new poll from Ottawa-based Abacus Data conducted for QMI Agency and Sun News finds that Canadians are more likely to believe that Senator Patrick Brazeau will win the charity boxing match with Liberal MP Justin Trudeau scheduled for March 31st.

Nationally, 73% of respondents picked Brazeau to prevail while 27% picked Trudeay.

Bloc Quebecois and Liberal Party supporters as well as Quebec respondents were more likely to pick Trudeau while large majorities in the rest of the country sided with Senator Brazeau.

Respondents were shown the following picture:


From March 9 to 13, 2012, Abacus Data Inc. conducted an online survey among 1,003 randomly selected Canadian adults from an online panel of over 150,000 Canadians.

Since the online survey was not a random, probability-based sample, a margin of error could not be calculated.  The margin of error for a survey of 1,003 respondents using a probability sample is +/- 3.1%, 19 times out of 20.

Results of the survey were statistically weighted by gender, age, region, language, and immigration status using census data from Statistics Canada and by past vote using Elections Canada results from the 2011 General Election. Totals may not add up to 100 due to rounding.

These questions were posed as part of the Abacus Data monthly omnibus survey.

For more information about the survey findings, please contact Dr. David Coletto, CEO Abacus Data Inc. at (613) 884-4730 or